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Be Free From Abuse Now!
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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...
Should your beliefs or values matter when choosing a therapist?
In today’s society everyone is looking for a way to ‘fix’ their problems. However, the role of the therapis...
Establishing Healthy LGBT Relationships
There is a stereotype that LGBT persons don't desire long-term, meaningful relationships‑that we would rather experience an...
Many of my clients who are struggling with their sexuality or gender identity feel a sense of obligation to fit in one of the predefined categories. It usually arises from an internalized belief that if we don’t have a label to describe an essential aspect of our being, that we are somehow defective, antisocial or just deliberately trying to aggravate others.
The external pressure often comes from both the queer and straight community, and the internal pressure is often ingrained in us from an early age, simply by observing the way society represents itself.
Don't buy into it. Sexuality and gender identity are not always easily defined, nor do they need to be. Those who are experimenting, questioning, in transition, or simply do not want to be labeled have a right to be accepted as who they are, whether others understand or not. Societal norms are little more than an ever-changing artificial set of rules.
Be who you are and love yourself for it.
If you don't want to age, you can't push the pause button on time. If there isn't enough time to complete your to-do list, you can't add hours to the day. If you are missing a deceased loved one, you can't bring them back to life. You don't have control over the world, but you can take control over yours.
Everyone has emotional buttons. These may include worries about relationships, employment, and various fears about the future. When something or someone pushes those buttons, our emotions often take over completely, and we respond in an irrational manner.
For example, if we hear a rumor about layoffs at the workplace, we might decide we are going to be fired. If that happens, we might not be able to find another job. If that happens, we might be unable to pay the rent and be evicted. If that happens, we might have to live in a cardboard box at MLK and W. Fayette. This is an example of catastrophization: believing that something that hasn't even happened will turn ...
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...
Anxiety is defined as “a state of uneasiness, accompanied by dysphoria and somatic signs and symptoms of tension, focused on apprehension of possible failure, misfortune, or danger.”
“How do I know if I’m suffering from anxiety?” Anxiety is your reaction to stressful events that can cause you to feel nervous, tense or apprehensive. Many people suffer from anxiety time to time but when it affects your daily life and especially when it prevents you from enjoying life, partaking in events or activities that give you pleasure or you are avoiding contact with others then it might be time to seek out help.
“How do I know if I’m suffering from anxiety? And how do I know I should seek professional help?” Try answering yourself the following questions.
- Am I Losing sleep at night because I am waking up and worrying about work, people, realtionships or other things tat bother me?
- Have I changed my eating patterns because I am stressed and worr...
This method of colon cleansing is amazing because it allows the client to be in control and have total privacy. You can bring someone/assitance if need help getting on the system, or if you choose to have someone holding your hand. It's painless and the ambiance is very inviting meant to relax you. Once you allow yourself to concour your fears and do it for the 1st time you will be blown away. It's nothing like the demonstration you will get from the person that has never experienced it. Ask someone that has had a colon cleanse and it's always posititve! Ask the opposite and you will be laughing and joking about it forever.
Colon Cleansing and the understanding of it comes with education/ the importance of it. The benefits of cleansing the body/colon specifically results in a never ending list of benefits. People all over the world suffer with digestive issues and live everyday lives like it's healthy. The subject of defecating is not shared at any given time unless it's a joke but yet s...
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up.
Many consumers seek a quick fix. They go to a variety of untrained "therapists" searching for a remedy for instant gratification. Others seek a psychiatrist or a psychopharmacologist for a quick fix. He/she prescribes meds. Psychologists, by far, do research. Some do counseling. Social workers treat the individual, family -- in society -- in the "outer" environment. Some are trained to do "therapy." Psychoanalysts are the only profession that requires one's own 'good enough' therapy. No one can anyone any further (emotionally) than one has gone oneself.
Freud taught us and we as a society have not accepted, the fact that life is tragic. There are real limitations; everything is a tradeoff. No one can have a free l...
I am curled up in the fetal position. Clad only in swim trunks and a t-shirt, I lie in the bottom of a wooden ship, sailing in the open waters offshore of Somalia and Kenya. The night is deeply and painfully black. The ship is fifty feet long at most. As I lie in the shallowly-keeled bottom, I feel the rough thick mango wood of which it is comprised, against my skin. I am floating in a foot of briny water that laps against my skin and drenches my clothes. It is so much like a dream. The winds are strong and the ship heaves upon each ten foot wave, before crashing down into the troughs. With each smash of the ship’s bottom against the phosphorescent salty wave troughs, I consider vomiting yet again.
Inside my body, traveling in my bloodstream, are millions of malarial parasites. They conspire to make me wretch that which is not there. For the last two days, I have drank only a little and eaten nothing. This is the work of the parasites. To dehydrate and to emaciate...
“You can never really say ‘yes’ until you learn to say ‘no,’”
… a friend said with a wink, and I replied with, “I like that, who said it?” I was surprised to learn that she was quoting something I had said at a workshop. I quickly remembered the point I was making. It’s a point that resonates with many of my clients — especially women who aren’t given the same permission to say “no.”
We live in a “yes” society. Many people today over-commit themselves. I don’t want to generalize everyone, some people juggle many activities beautifully without tiring and without resentment. But not everyone. Other people are in a harried race and end up exhausted, over-committed, resentful, and left wondering, “What about me and my dreams?!” Some are so used to saying “yes” to others’ dreams that their own have faded beyond recognition.
Whether people were raised with a...
I am deeply grieved that there is no one in my life who loved me enough to get me something with “Bazinga” emblazoned on it for Christmas. You see, I don’t really like movies all that much. The only thing that can ever lure me into watching one is the salty goodness of movie popcorn paired with a punchbowl-sized movie theater soda. I am, however, an ardent fan of a handful or TV shows. I’ll watch the same ones over and over again until I have the lines memorized. Currently, my favorite is The Big Bang Theory. So, yeah, the complete absence of any Sheldon Cooper memorabilia under the tree has left me wondering if my family really knows me at all. For shame, sister and brother! As a footnote, in case you ever want a really dorky TV fan story, remind me to tell you the one about how a member of my dissertation panel (a distinguished journal editor) caught me making a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference at my dissertation defense and thought it was cool. I nerd swoon...
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