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    You can reinvent yourself

    You should always be growing.  By knowing about seven year cycles you can reinvent yourself and keep life fresh and interesting.  The story that goes with this picture really happened. It is the picture of my graduation from the fire training academy.   In 2012 I hit a wall. My work felt stale. I didn’t feel valued or appreciated.  I was suffering from burnout.  The more I struggled to make a living, the worse it got.  The phone wasn’t ringing and I found myself looking for part time work just to get by. I couldn’t figure out what was going wrong or how to change it. I felt like I needed to reset myself.  Reinventing…

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    The path to happiness

    Lately I’ve been thinking about what it means to be happy. What can I do to be happier?  Does happiness play in mental health? What about physical health? People seem to use success and happiness interchangeably or one as a path to the other, but I think they are quite different in their own rights. What is the path to happiness? The recent CDC report on suicides nationwide got me thinking about how we approach suicide prevention.  This is a topic near and dear to my heart because I am a suicide loss survivor.  The suicide rate has been rising despite educational and outreach efforts on the part of non…

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    What it means to do the work

    My most recent experience in therapy has taught me the value of trusting myself. Rather than seeking gratification and responses from the external world, I learned the value of accessing wisdom from within. Through therapy, I have learned the intrinsic importance of meeting yourself where you are.

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    The truth about phobias

    Phobias are more common than you think because many exist at the unconscious level. That means, by definition, you don’t know when you’re experiencing one. Phobias are unconscious. This can make people argue or deny that they actually have a phobia. But if you pursue this by granular questioning, you will find there is a hidden fear or shame underlying the problem. Muscle testing allows you to get below the conscious level and find the unconscious fear or shame as well as the specific location in the body where the phobia resides. Once you find it and name it, you can easily heal it so that it no longer runs…

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    How do you know if therapy is working?

    Before I learned about energy psychology, I had no real way to measure whether or not therapy was helping. Feelings change from day to day and are heavily affected by outside situations. Unwanted behaviors can be stopped, but the compulsion often remains. Urges can cause quite a bit of emotional discomfort and distraction only goes so far. Improving your distress tolerance feels like a crappy way to live, long term. I thought I would know therapy was helping me when I finally felt happy, until a trusted therapist told me that the point of therapy was not to be happy. It was to have greater understanding and develop a wider…

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    How do you know what to look for in a therapist?

    If you’re looking to start therapy, there are lots of options. How do you know you’ve found the right therapist for you? In this blog series I’ll tell you a little about my background, how I found energy therapy and why I think its the best thing you’ve never heard of. People often ask me how I got interested in energy psychology. It’s been a long winding path. I was a depressed kid who was in therapy by the time I was ten. I turned my lived experience into a career that helps other people find their way out of the darkness toward a whole new life. Humble beginings I…

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    Ask and receive

    Achieving good mental health is a process. Mental health hygiene consists of daily self care, meditation, healthy diet and exercise and some type of self improvement routine. Personal evolution is an import aspect of mental health. You want to feel better, be happy, get rid of your anxiety and depression. I get it. When it comes to personal evolution, I find “Ask and receive” to be the simplest most effective path toward personal growth. It is a simple yet elegant method which seeks to establish agreement between your higher self and other parts of you that may have conflicting thoughts or limiting beliefs. Internal conflict. Have you ever felt ready…

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    Perfectionism

    Are you a perfectionist who gets worried when you’re not in the zone? The paradox of perfection is that the harder you try, the more elusive it feels. Be kind to yourself. Give your self permission to relax and take a break. Take a look at what you are giving your focus to and stop pushing against what is unwanted. Meditation allows you to reconnect with your highest self which has all the answers you are searching for. If you are looking for extra guidance, energy psychology offers a path to reconnection and healing. Enjoy the journey and learn the lessons imperfection teaches.

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    How can you be more mindful?

    Mindfulness is the practice of conscious awareness of the present moment. You can be mindful of your environment, your emotional state, or a felt sense in the body. The practice of mindfulness can ease depression and anxiety and other mental health concerns. Heal depression and anxiety The opposite of mindfulness is autopilot. You are probably very familiar with this concept. Imagine you are driving down the road and realize you haven’t paid attention to the last few exits. Your body is on autopilot. Your brain is extremely good at doing things it has practiced. It can get you to your destination while your conscious mind drifts and daydreams. The unconscious…

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    Help for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder or “PTSD” is a complex mental health issue. It is caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic or violent event. Events ranging from natural disasters, car accidents, assaults, and combat can cause PTSD. Veterans and first responders are at risk because of the number and severity of traumatic exposures they face. It is even possible to develop symptoms from hearing about the violent experience suffered by a loved one. People fail to realize that secondary exposure to trauma is often just as disturbing to the mind and body as first hand experience. Not everyone who experiences trauma develops PTSD. It is mitigated by a number of variable including…