Beginning psychotherapy is a step toward taking positive action in your life.
Are you facing challenges in your relationships and looking to improve them? Maybe you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, increased stress, painful life transitions or wish for greater overall health and wellness.
Effective therapy heightens awareness of the direction you experience emotion and interaction in all relationships. These shifts can positively affect long-term wellness.
It is key to seek out an experienced therapist who is a good fit for you when beginning or continuing your journey.
The past few years have had a significant impact on our lives both mentally and physically. Now more than ever, you may find the importance in connection with a competent, clinical therapist.
Our minds and bodies sync effortlessly when experiencing connection with self and others. When the balances become disturbed or “off” finding peace becomes quite frankly pretty painful. What triggers this pain? Many factors may ignite emotional pain such as stress, fatigue, unresolved grief or possibly underlying shame.
Work in therapy helps to identify the areas of emotional pain, then takes the next step to see how this pain continues to serve them or show up today. Most importantly, therapy supports individuals and couples in learning how to see patterns which ignite pain so they can make different choices about the way they speak to themselves and each other begin to live more fulfilling, joy filled lives.
And pain, the emotional pain, can also affect the physical body ie. The Mind/Body connection. Both psychotherapy and yoga require practicing awareness and reflection. If you are seeking guidance in either therapy or yoga or both keep reading.
Oh and yoga does not require flexibility of the body, just the openness of mind.
It takes energy to take a step forward for your wellness; if you have questions about what you’re looking for when beginning therapy, please don’t hesitate to call or write. You will have the opportunity to choose between virtual or in person sessions.
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Enter into a space where you will be heard. Therapy is not about becoming dependent on your therapist but instead it is a relationship which encourages awareness and insight into the way you think, and feel, relate with others and navigate the day. This is done through specific guidance and direction around identification of painful repetitive patterns, adopting healthy coping strategies, and obtaining/maintaining the tools to relate more fully to those you love.
There are many benefits of engaging in couples work if your relationship or marriage has encountered a difficult or trying season. Couples therapy aids in assisting both parties to more completely understand the issues under the arguments while maintaining a safe place to learn how to express where the pain originates. Effective couples counseling reinforces the ways in which you and your partner work together as a team with a focus on strength, connection and interdependence.
Yoga-informed psychotherapy bridges therapy and yoga together through movement and discussion. The goal of this practice varies and past clients have reported feeling a deep release of emotion and improved sleep. Clients have also described their sessions to provide a deeply informative experience which may lead to exploring psychotherapy or a deeper desire for consistent yoga practice.
Mindfulness is an evidenced-based practice which increases focused attention and intention around the present moment. The benefits of a mindfulness practice include: lowered stress, greater mental clarity and a greater ability to relate to self and others with kindness.
Anxiety interferes with daily life causing an overwhelming sense of worry, restlessness, rumination on present/future events and fear. Anxiety can also be felt in the body. It is common to incur some level of anxiety in daily life; however, when the emotional and physical weight of anxiety overtake thoughts and effect relationships it could be time to ask for support.
Depression can feel like a lingering feeling of deep sadness. Symptoms may include changes in appetite, sleep, lack of energy, feeling worthless and having difficulty concentrating or making decisions. Depression can affect emotional and physical health and can be debilitating. Depression is not a character flaw, a weakness or a choice. Most importantly, depression is treatable.
Psychology of Eating/Addiction
Have you ever wondered why it’s easy to recite the healthiest behaviors around food and substances, yet sometimes still make decisions which cause yourself to feel regret and shame? Understanding the psychology of eating and how habitual patterns with substances including drugs and alcohol can be a doorway to positively shifting these painful relationships.