When facing challenges, it can be helpful to take some time to connect with ourselves. Writing can help us process our thoughts and feelings and determine what actions we want to take. If you’re not sure what exactly to write about or where to start, consider using these 4 writing prompts and 2 journaling apps. [...]
As a practicing Christian I often engage in prayer as a way to feel connected to my faith and God. Since this is something I practice in daily life, I thought it would be good to look up what research tells us are the affects of prayer on our mental well being, if any. Here [...]
Dear Clients of Wild Tree Psychotherapy, Although we do not wish to perpetuate any hysteria surrounding this disease, we want to address the concerns that some of you may have. Our top priority continues to be the safety and well-being of our clients and staff while maintaining clear communication. As we continue to monitor developments around [...]
Lifehacks to Help You Reset After a Tough Day and Turn Into Habits for a Healthier Life There is no shortage of sources of stress in today's busy culture. From office deadlines to daycare pick ups and negative news cycles, we all feel the impact. Some days it is overwhelming. It can be difficult to [...]
Minnesota is a hard place to live, and maybe even harder to love, between the months of October and March (or April or May). It’s cold, it’s snowy, the sunlight hours are short, the commutes triple in length, it shows no sign of thawing or letting up, and there might not seem to be much [...]
Sleep issues tend to be one of the most common symptoms that accompanies issues with anxiety. When a person’s nervous system stays in a prolonged state of fear, the sympathetic nervous system related to fight, flight, and freeze, it can be hard for the nervous system to enter into the parasympathetic nervous system, rest and relaxation, long enough for deep sleep to occur.
Our bodies are the tellers, the holders, the sharers, and the teachers. Throughout this past week in session, many clients have named that they are experiencing sensations in their body as “rushed, scattered, spinning, ungrounded, tightly wound, and disconnected from self.” I use the term and imagery as “energy leaving our body,” and as I [...]
The holidays are a busy time at best, for a lot of us they can be really stressful. There are plans to be made, family visits, purchases, organizing, and maybe parenting or political discussions sprinkled in there as well. Through busy-to-stressful times, it can be hard to be present, connected, and at peace.
Even if we have a larger goal in mind, let’s start small so we are internally reinforced by our own success. We can start to shift the unattainability to a more realistic mindset by setting daily intentions.
Shame resiliency is being able to recognize shame when we are experiencing it and then move through it in a constructive way that allows us to maintain our authenticity and grow from our experiences.