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Establishing Healthy LGBT Relationships
There is a stereotype that LGBT persons don't desire long-term, meaningful relationships‑that we would rather experience an...
Depression: Does it only affect adults?
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 3.2million Canadian youth between the ages of 12-19 are at the risk of d...
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Your Most Important Relationship Is With Yourself
If you aren't happy, but know what makes you happy, you’re already halfway there. Your challenge is to figure out why y...
Access Bodywork to create the life you want!
Access Consciousness is a set of tools and techniques to change whatever isn’t working in an individual’s life, o...
May 9, 2013
It is a beautiful Spring day in Portland, Oregon. I turn in my chair to look out the big skylight in my office. A stately dark green Maple tree is perfectly framed. Honey bees are busy visiting the small cream-colored flowers. The sky is that color of blue that reminds me of the sea above a shallow coral reef. I check in with my heart. My heart checks in with me. The clear message is that I want to go for a walk. I have a lot of work to do in the office. My heart wins. I put on my coat. I open the door. I start walking.
Though it is still early morning, the sidewalks are quickly filling up with others who are similarly drawn to the cool air...to the lilac bushes...to small butterflies. They are walking.
One of the benefits and accompanying drawbacks of being a therapist, is that I find myself extending my emotional self to people I do not know. Simply put, I want to know how their day is going. I want to know what their stories might be. It is an interesting, genuine, an...
The act of getting everything that you've ever wanted is unbelievably simple. All you have to do is ask. That's right, just ask. You can ask God-Some people call this praying or the universe or the Cosmic Joker. Who you ask is not as important as (1) that you do indeed ask and (2) what you ask for. I like to keep it simple : I ask for good health for myself, friends and family and for quality time with my family (and friends); food on my plate and a roof overhead-okay I will come clean and say that my latest request is fuller, thicker hair-but don't tell anyone! What would you ask for if you could have anything you wanted and what is stopping you from doing it?
Access Consciousness is a powerful set of tools for clearing blocks and limitations to make room for more joyful possibilities. Access Bars and Body Processes are bodywork sessions that allow you to receive and create a life that fulfills and excites you. How does it get any better than that? Are you ready for more joy? Are you ready for more possibilities? Are you ready to allow yourself and your body to be in a place of receiving joy and possibilities? Dr. Lisa Cooney, licensed MFT and Access Consciousness Facilitator, is offering Access Consciousness bodywork taster packages for introductory clients! Life is full of possibilities! These sessions help you make room for them!
Access Consciousness classes offered too! Check the schedule page for a current calendar of classes: http://lifeempowermentinstitute.com/lei/schedule/
Saturday, May 11th in Santa Rosa! My team and I will be facilitating Whole Body Thermography, which is a whole-body procedure that is gentle, painless, non-toxic, non-invasive and gathers information about the functioning health and integrity of various tissues and organs. This is not just regular thermography. It is a very reliable and accurate tool that provides a mathematical representation of a body’s physiology in precise and objective reports.
I’ll also be giving Access Consciousness Bars and Access Energetic Facelift samplers for free to share this amazing work. The cost for the Thermogram session is $225. You will receive the report with your results that day, as well as have the opportunity to go over some of your results with me. Plus, consider coming early or staying after your session to receive the wonderful Access Consciousness samplers at no charge. Contact Judy for a reservation at 707-542-5502 or email@example.com Payment: Contact Michaela at my...
At times the best action to take is no action. I had two separate events in the past few days where I refrained from saying something when I originally thought I would. Both situations have turned out just fine; perhaps even better than I had hoped. What has helped me is to learn to do something I call "letting it set." I have learned that I make better decisions if, instead of rushing into saying or doing something, I just back off a bit or "let it set." This gives me time to think out my decisions. It also allows outside events to unfold so that the direction I need to take becomes crystal clear. Sometimes taking no action (an action in and of itself) can be more productive than taking action.
WHAT IS TRUMA?
There are large “T” traumas such as rape, war, assault, sexual, physical & emotional abuse, accidents (or witnessing one), natural disasters, divorce, chronic/acute illness, etc and there are small “t” traumas such as betrayal, mild forms of bullying or negative feedback, lack of proper emotional support as a child, etc.
Events happen to you that you are unable to process and you are left feeling overwhelmed, with symptoms that just won’t go away, that’s also considered a trauma response. Memories are stored in the brain and symptoms can also be experienced and felt throughout pains or aches in the body. There is a mind-body connection and what we think and feel reflects our pains and joys through behavioral and thought patterns. In order to heal you have to deal with the whole person, both the body and mind. If the trauma remains unresolved, it will, many times, cause symptoms in your present life.
Following is a short list of p...
Ever get to the end of your day and think,"that was a perfect day!" If so I'm glad you did but what made it "perfect?" Was it the weather, the company you kept? Maybe what you accomplished or maybe you had a good meal or two? Maybe a combination of all of these! One key ingredient that makes for a "perfect day" is the idea of being aware of yourself and what you do during the day. To me this means setting mini goals and sticking to (at least most of) them. It also means a certain amount of play time-exercising, family fun, going for a walk, etc. It means not worrying about the past or the future but truly being present (and enjoying if possible) the moment you are in. Now that is my idea of a perfect day.
Those who suffer from ME (or myalgic encephalopathy, or myalgic encephalomyelitis, formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome) will identify strongly with the main character in Roger King's novel, Love and Fatigue in America (Madison, Wisconsin: Terrace Books, 2012). Like him, they will have had to suffer the unsympathetic remarks of the uncomprehending: "Oh, you mean yuppie flu!" or "Don't you think it's all in your head?" or "I think people who are sick for a long time want to be sick."
As an energetic, non-sufferer from ME, I found this to be the saddest book I have ever read. To be deprived of your accustomed life, to be obliged to measure out reduced energy in carefully apportioned units, strikes me as a fearful fate. Determined to get better, one may well follow the example of the author, who consulted more than two dozen physicians without finding relief, and whose "incomplete list of the ingested and tested, compiled from leftover medicine bottles and scraps of medical documen...
A wonderful client sent me this great link and I wanted to share. There are many gems here but I think my favorite "lesson" was this:
You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
Studies have shown that art therapy as well as play therapy with children with cancer have positive effects on their mood, as they alleviate fear and enhance quality of social life. Creativity, spontaneity, and freedom that come with art activities allow children with cancer to destroy, create, and recreate negative experiences that are associated with their illness. Researchers believe that this process is not only healing in nature but also ease acceptance of the illness and increase the tolerance for unexpectedness. Moreover, imagination, which is inherent in art activities, helps children with cancer to turn impossible to possible, regain the lost control of their life, and increase their psychological well-being.
For more information on how art therapy helps children with cancer, please visit us at www.montrealarttherapy.com or call us at 514-999-3414
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