Heal your troubled mind. Our minds are like a kite that can be hijacked by our thoughts. Learn how to bring your focus of attention to the present by doing some deep breathing or take a break from negative thoughts. You can do this by learning how to create some space from negative thoughts. One way to do this is to set yourself a certain amount of time (maybe five - 10 minutes) with the thought at a specific time of the day. Then take a break from focusing on it and move on with the rest of your day. I’m doing so you get to choose a thought, give it time and then put it aside. #mentalhealth#depression#anxiety#therapy#positivethoughts#psychology#mindfulness#wellness#lifecoaching
The next two weeks are full of clients--my busiest two weeks since starting my training and consulting practice. It comes at a time of transition, as seek&summon will be introducing a new set of services and working through some rebranding efforts to launch in April 2019. Stay tuned, and hints in the hash tags!
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Maybe not yet, but it should! The Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as tapping, incorporates ancient Chinese methods of acupuncture to relieve negative feelings and emotions. I’m talking depression, anxiety, overeating, PTSD, and more. Come see me on Feb 28 in Naples FL and let’s learn more!
It's been a while. I got a job I dont like, wont ever like and everyone is forcing me to do it. I don't know why I don't like it, even my therapist is forcing me but I won't last long. Money wasn't really my eye goal.
I'm still holding out hope for the airport and school.
I much rather go far away from home to work than here. Idky I'm filled with hate suddenly...
I woke up this morning at 7:30am and my husband said “are you going to the gym?” I said “No, I’m resting today 😢”. He replied “I didn’t think you knew how to do that.”🤣
I’m telling you, rest days are torture for me. And to be honest, until I recently switched up my routine, I didn’t really feel like I needed one. But now with the new challenges I’m giving it, my body is screaming at me to let it heal.
So here I am... taking a rest day. But already counting down to my 8:15am 🏃🏽♀️ date tomorrow morning 🤣
I know I know... it’s part of the process. I get it. But working out is my therapy. I love having that one hour to myself every day😉
Anyone else struggle with “rest” days?
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Many people tell me my daughter is beautiful. Thankyou. For a few months she’s been sharing with me she’s been having bad thoughts bad pictures in her mind. It’s upset her deeply as she says she is a kind girl. The truth is she’s lacking B12 and is suffering with theses thoughts. I need to continue to fight to get her the treatment. In the meantime we talk about cognitive behavioural therapy. I’m a trained counsellor and although I didn’t practice. It’s not gone to waste as my daughters are benefiting from it. If your child is experiencing mind issues. Talk about it and top up their b12 folate and iron and vitamin D. GA. #specialgirl#beautifulgirl#mind#therapy#cognitivebehavioraltherapy
Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord!
It may not be easy, BUT life is like a movie so be YOUR main character and listen to the director (God).
The director KNOWS you’re already THE STAR!
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STIMULATING SUNDAY 🌎
It’s Sunday. It’s raining. I’m in Odense visiting family. And I’ve placed myself in front of the fireplace. So much HYGGE! 🔥
It’s a stimulating Sunday so I’ve decided to read and learn more about ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) which I fell in love with during a seminar held by @psykologanneagerbo more than half a year ago. At that time I thought about quitting my job but was still doubting my decision. Attending this seminar initiated new thoughts, helped me get closer to my values and made my decision even more clear and right 🐾
And now I want to learn more. I want to implement ACT in my counseling sessions with clients and thus I need to know more 🌿
ACT is about creating more meaning and vitality in your life and get you closer to a life based on your values instead of limiting narratives and thoughts. It’s not about fixing but about accepting and living. It’s about approaching your challenges and problems with acceptance and compassion. And it’s about dreams, values and hopes... I’m in love 😘
So my Sunday will definitely be stimulating 🙏
Taking deep, intentional care of YOU is the most important thing. It's also the thing we often don't make time for, or don't feel comfortable doing, or feel selfish or guilty for prioritizing. We expect so much from ourselves, but expecting our own care to come first feels like too much -- often because of messaging we got growing up.
Taking care of you is the biggest gift you can offer this world. Here's why: when you feel taken care of and nourished, you have more energy to fight for others. You have more room to respond instead of react. You have more motivation to make change. You are more able to see the truth. You have more compassion to offer. You have more perspective to realize other people's "stuff" isn't about you. You have more time to spend doing what you love. You have more ability to practice true empathy. You have more space to recognize your own gifts and strengths. You have more openness to see your own deservedness of accepting love, support, and help.
So, gentle reminder: take deep, intentional care of you in all the ways you can -- even if it means not making as much time for something else right now. It is so important for you, for your community, and for the world.
Logging off for the weekend. Happy Saturday, my friends. ✌🏻
*Note: this doesn't mean you aren't worthy or helpful or valuable if you aren't able to take care if yourself right now; it just means that prioritizing ourselves when we are able to is the opposite of selfish, and allows us to later show up more fully when we are ready. Go at your own pace, at your own time. 💕
Weight changes, body changes, appearance changes - change in general, is a part of human experience. Change is okay. Let me repeat. Change is okay. Attempting to keep your body at a precise weight to feel safe, okay and secure, means you'll be investing an incredible amount of time and energy to keep it there. Body weight is less controllable than diet culture tells you. That doesn't mean you throw out all of the potentially health promoting things you do because you don't have as much control as you thought - it means weight is less important. You will need to adjust, and maybe even grieve the amount of control you thought you had.
Body weight naturally fluctuates for a range of intersecting, complex reasons. When your weight changes in any direction you perceive as negative, be curious about it, rather than immediately attempting to take control. Sit with your feelings instead of running to dieting/intervention or becoming more 'strict'. Did your body need the weight change? Are there factors outside of your immediate control like stress in your environment? Have you been restricting? Ask yourself compassionate questions rather than 'I stuffed it all up, it's my fault, I'm a failure' and reacting to reclaim control. You're going to be okay.
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Therapy is one path towards healing and growth, but there are many paths that also create space for healing every single day. Here are just a few that I talk a *lot* about with my clients and (try to) practice myself:
∆ Breathwork: accesses our parasympathetic nervous system, which helps calm us down. Our breathe is life-changing!
∆ Journaling and writing: allows us to process and express our internal and external experiences; gives us space to reflect and gain perspective.
∆ Practicing self-compassion: Releases oxytocin and literally changes our body chemistry; decreases our inner critic.
∆ Time in nature: allows us to unplug, find more presence, and gain many physical and emotional health benefits.
∆ Practicing curiosity and mindfulness: Empowers us to have more control over how we respond to our lives, our thoughts, and our experiences.
∆ Shifting our inner narrative: Allows us to explore what no longer serves us, what stories we might not need to carry anymore, and the way we speak to and about ourselves.
As always, there is no one-size-fits-all. Where do you find healing in your own life? What would you add to this list (which could probably include 100 other things)? What has supported you in finding healing throughout the day? What would your circle look like?
Bonus: draw one for yourself that includes your own personal practices!
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