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.
As a therapist I focus a lot on emotions and feel emotions are very important to our experience of being a human which includes acknowledging, experiencing, and validating our emotions. But I was recently asked the other day by a new client “why is it helpful for me to experience my emotions?” And that question [...]
In Part II of this blog post series you will learn about the human energy field and its relationship to energy psychology. Read Part I of this blog here. Few people know that there is a potent form of healing that comes to us from western psychotherapy: energy psychology. My purpose in this blog is [...]
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie When Ingratitude is around it is hard to [...]
Transitioning to motherhood is challenging and despite all the well intentions, we can often feel increased pressure from the advice and “encouragement” of others. Whether it’s your best friend, sister, mother, coworker, or someone else - we’ve almost all heard “sleep when the baby sleeps!” usually in discussion of how the transition is going or [...]
Burnout. We hear the term all the time. What is it? Burnout is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Burnout happens when you are feeling overwhelmed and unable to meet increasing and constant demands and you start to lose the motivation or interest that brought you to [...]