When I describe my form of counseling technique, I call it hybrid therapy. To me sitting across from someone for an hour and having me tell you #coping skills that you could have looked up on #Google yourself is of no benefit to either us. What I have realized in life is that to be truly happy you must relentlessly pursue what sets your #soul on fire. This is what it looks like: Suzy comes to me with social #anxiety and can’t get through a school #football game. We worked on anxiety management techniques and I believed she was triggering herself just by ASSUMING she would have an anxiety attack at the football game so she would. So, I met her at the game and we walked in together. After 40 minutes of me there, she realized it was in her head and she has never missed a #game since. Maddy is depressed, loves her boyfriend of 12 yrs but he is tired after #work and doesn’t want to do much besides watch TV. It’s not an issue in their #relationship but it is affecting her happiness. When I asked her what she’d like to do she said “Try a new restaurant? Kayack maybe?” Boyfriend was not into it, she does not have many friends who do not have #kids and a packed schedule of their own. So our next #therapy session we had at a restaurant of her choice. Maddy is #depressed because she is bored out of her skull! You’d be amazed how much more #comfortable you would feel being outgoing if you had something to talk about! If you don’t have anything you are passionate about, are you really living? Janice admits that she felt less depressed when she was #running but her running partner broke her foot and Janice stopped running when she did. Janice can’t find the #motivation to start again. Guess what Janice and I are doing for the first 30 min of her next therapy session? You guessed it. I had a similar case with a much older client who was rarely going out of the house since her husband passed. We started by walking around her block and now she is the social butterfly of 55+ community! There are amazing and profound realizations that happen sitting in the office and some people need nothing more than that. (continued in comments)
Hope. It’s a word that means different things to different people. Whether we realize it or not, we put hope in something.
People, who can let us down. Ourselves, who we are not always happy with. Something bigger, which we often doubt is there.
Hope builds up inside us and makes us feel strong, powerful, but what about when it’s gone? Some have lost hope all together.
Hear me, hang in there! Hope is not lost! There is always hope.
If you ever need someone to talk to to help you see where hope lies in your life, call us.
We have hope in you.
Northbound hosts with @capstonetreatmentcenter our Quarterly Christian Counselors Luncheon.
Gathering, networking & breaking bread with local professionals who continue to help people in our community struggling with addiction and mental health disorders. To learn more about our Christ Centered track check out the link in our bio 🙏🏻🤗
I am almost always in a good mood. I see the positive side of nearly every situation and even in moments of frustration I tend to see the opportunity in the situation
Yesterday wasn’t of those days. I love to work and just pour myself in but I couldn’t shake the onset of real apathy in the morning.
As a child of a women who suffered from mental health issues it is one of my greatest fears. I know first hand the damage that ripples out from depression and I refuse to take the first turn in that’s downward spiral. I know for myself I find that on the day’s I have rough thoughts and feelings I reflect on the good days to appreciate how the hard ones come so few and far between these days.
I jumped in the Jeep, hit the road for Big Bear and stopped by to see the woman who has become my mother in my adult life.
I look forward to throwing my thoughts together in a blog post but I am not quite there yet.
What do you do when apathy settles in to your life??
Body positivity is the non-judgmental acceptance of your body in this moment, and what it has been in the past. How we feel about our bodies has a direct impact on our mental well being. Improve how you feel about your body and you’re likely to reduce depressed moods, anxiety and overall stress.
Here are some actions you can take:
1) reduce consumption of appearance focused media, or at least remind yourself that the images you are seeing have very likely been augmented in some way and should not be seen as goals.
2) set personal goals on non appearance related change, e.g. try a new vegetable.
3) treat your body with compassion. appreciate and honor the ways that it serves you. It is with you all the time and provides for you even if it’s not everything you want it to be.
Fun fact: Mt Tamalpais (featured here) is referred to as “The Sleeping Lady” because it looks like a woman laying down facing up.
Had such a blast learning improv at our Engage Your Inner Spontaneity event this morning! If you’re interested in learning more about how improv can benefit your clients, check out zipzapzopenrichment.com! 😉
ELECTROESTIMULADOR PORTÁTIL BEURER, ofrece tres funciones básicas que pueden utilizarse en forma combinada: * TENS (estimulación nerviosa transcutánea) - para aliviar los dolores sin medicamentos ni efectos secundarios
* EMS (electroestimulación muscular) - para el entrenamiento y la regeneración muscular
* Masaje - para la relajación y el bienestar.
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Life is perception. Life isn't always going to be what you want it to be. It isn't going to always be what you wish for it to be either. But what you can control is how you wish to view it, you can see the negativity in every situation, or the good in every situation. Sometimes we get caught up in our have nots, and seeing all the bad things happening to us that we forget how great life can be. Sometimes we get caught up in our emotions, or the negativity that hits us, but at those times we need to get a grip on our perception of life in order to get us back to a place of happiness and positivity. If you're struggling try to focus on things that make you happy, i know there is a lot of shit on your plate, but I promise that you can find some happiness, it'll just be a little harder right now.
Kinsale were feeling that drummers high leaving class this week and clearly so was I! 😍 Nothing beats an energetic fun filled Pound Class! 🥁 And yes, my hair just fell perfectly into place as I collapsed on to the floor with adrenaline pumping! 🤭💚 A special well done to all of the newbies this week, we cannot wait to ROCKout WORKout with you next week! 💥
Raise awareness for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis!!💙 -
Everly has been diagnosed with JRA for a little over 2 months in her Right & Left knee as well as her Right wrist. We started treatment by taking Naproxen (anti-inflammatory) 2x daily for the past 8 weeks along with physical therapy 2x a week. Due to not making the progress she should have made after a month of PT, we met with her Rheumatologist again today to determine that we have benefited the most we can from the Naproxen & we need to move to the next step in fighting against this. Everly now has JRA in her left elbow, right wrist, left/right knee and her Right ankle. We are beginning a new journey for the next year on Methotrexate - Yes, this is classified as a Chemotherapy drug BUT she will be getting injections in very SMALL doses, so she should not have to experience any of the side affects that accompany this medication. I will be administering these weekly at the comfort of home for her so less trips to the doctor and we will be monitoring her EXTREMELY close with monthly lab work. It is very crucial that she is not exposed to the Flu while on this medication due to it suppressing her immune system so I please ask that ALL family and friends if they have the flu or even THINK they are experiencing flu symptoms this year to keep their distance until they are well again from all 3 of us!💜💜💜 -
Everly is a tough cookie and is going to over come this RA! I’ve researched this drug does wonders for children with JRA so let’s pray it gives Everly the best results!🤞🏼 #curearthritis#juvenilearthritis#rheumatoidarthritisawareness#juvenilearthritisawareness#racingforacure#rheumaticdisease#injections#therapy#childrenshospitalofmichigan
Follow up from my exercises last week!
My bear crawl iso hold progression now becoming slightly more dynamic with the alternate Kettlebell drag!
It does similar things to before but your level of engagement needs to increase because of the constant instability.
TIPS - Goal is still try to keep square hips and move slow. - Try squeeze your core and lock it into place.
- If you're not silly (like me) you will flip the kettlebell over making it easier each time to pull back 😅
Also included Is the dead bug. 🐛 This is my go to best bang for back core exercise. Regressions have a low skill rate, and just holding the position is great for begginers.
TIPS - With my variation I did the goal is to slowly move opposing limbs while keeping the core muscles braced.
- The rectus and tranverse abdominus will want to relax as you extend so keep tight.
Growth. Experiencing change is inevitable - changing of seasons, changing positions in the workplace, relationships, etc. Although change can be scary at times, it’s an opportunity to grow through what you go through and to come out on the other side a bit stronger than before. Here are some practices to help cope with change:⠀
•be flexible - flexibly is the key to overcoming change because we’re willing to deal with the change and giving our new environments a chance. ⠀
•re-establish your personal goals - there is a bigger picture in life, and although we’re facing changes, we are motivated to stay on track towards our dreams. Re-tell yourself what it is you want to get out of this next season of life. ⠀
•make you your number one priority!⠀
•unplug from negativity ⠀
•instead of fearing the unknown, embrace it. ⠀
Don’t let change knock you down. On the other side of change is a new opportunity to grow and to become a better person. YOU GOT THIS! 💫 #theeverygirl .⠀
If you’re finding yourself in the midst of a change and are struggling with working through it, contact me today for a free consultation! Let’s work together to help you come out the other side stronger and better! Website and appointment links in bio!⠀
‘’Learn how to meditate on paper. Drawing and writing are forms of meditation. Learn how to contemplate works of art. Learn how to pray in the streets or in the country. Know how to meditate not only when you have a book in your hand but when you are waiting for a bus or riding in a train.” - Thomas Merton 💡#applyyourarts#artheals