I first heard of the beach ball metaphor while watching a video through PESI (one of my continuing education providers). Arielle Schwartz, Ph D (see her books here) uses the beach ball metaphor to explain how we can manage our dysregulated emotions. Arielle Schwartz, PhD provides a mind-body healing exercise that can help trauma survivors … Continue reading Beach Ball Metaphor for Coping with Emotional Dysregulation
Mirror Work Activity How to Get In-Touch with Yourself
This mirror work activity will increase self-awareness and promote personal growth. Looking in the mirror, state to yourself: "I love you." "I'm sorry." "Forgive me." "Thank you." While looking at yourself in the mirror and stating these things, pay attention to your non-verbal body language, the tone and speed of your voice, and the thoughts … Continue reading Mirror Work Activity How to Get In-Touch with Yourself
Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are signs that you should ask for help It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic in ourselves. When we experience these symptoms frequently, for longer than a few weeks, it is time to ask for help. Take action. We tend to go … Continue reading Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?
The Best Positive Affirmation?
Personally, I feel the best positive affirmation is, "I have everything I need." I tend to feel like I need MORE (belongings, money, approval from others, etc.) and it can create anxiety and overwhelming tension. In reality, I don't need any of these things. When I practice living in the moment, and tell myself that … Continue reading The Best Positive Affirmation?
8 Things to Let Go of Now
Things that you need to let go of: ▪︎ Past mistakes▪︎ Things you have no control over▪︎ Self-doubt▪︎ Need to please▪︎ Fear▪︎ Toxic relationships▪︎ Comparison▪︎ Chasing perfection Are these items on your list? What can you add? If you're feeling stuck in a particular area, most people find journaling extremely helpful. You may also want … Continue reading 8 Things to Let Go of Now
How to be Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman
To all of the busy ladies, here are some strategies that can help you be productive and calm Does this sound familiar to you? Personally, as a busy woman (I'm a mom; maintaining relationships; keeping the house tidy; running my mental health private practice and mindset coaching business; write for my two blogs; and preparing … Continue reading How to be Productive and Calm as a Busy Woman
Simple, yet Powerful Ways to Manage Worry and Anxiety
This article is about four simple, yet powerful ways to manage worry and anxiety. Are you worried about how things are going to go for you? Do you fear that you won't be able to handle potential problems? How can you make a tough decision not having all of the details? Here's what you CAN … Continue reading Simple, yet Powerful Ways to Manage Worry and Anxiety
How to Get Through the Day When the World Seems to be Falling Apart
These 13 tips are specific to living through a pandemic (COVID-19) where there are multiple tragic events and crisis occurring at once on a worldwide scale A brief overview of the destruction that COVID-19 has caused • People are ill and dying from a virus. • People are socially isolated from family and friends. • … Continue reading How to Get Through the Day When the World Seems to be Falling Apart