Feelings of hopelessness can be very overwhelming and hard to overcome on your own. The severity of hopelessness can range from feeling stuck in a situation to not seeing a way out. Counseling is an effective tool for overcoming these feelings and finding the strength and motivation to move forward.
May I be happy.
May be healthy.
May I ride the waves of my life.
May I live in peace.
No matter what I am given.
Since I began practicing yoga only a couple of months ago, I have found this loving-kindness meditation compelling. 🧘♀️
As an (extreme)beginner😂, I felt a bit intimidated and definitely worried that I wouldn’t be able to “get it.” I quickly learned that the connection between mind and body and being completely present in the moment was most important for me.
You don’t have to practice yoga to meditate, but the practice of being mindful and taking some quiet time to connect with yourself inwardly is essential to your wellbeing.
Try it out! Find a quiet and comfy place to sit. Practice focusing on your breath and repeat this meditation to yourself. 🤩
Becoming More Self-aware
Seeing a counselor gives you the ability to learn about yourself and understand your values and beliefs. You will become more self-aware and have better insight into the situations you may be dealing with and your role in them. Awareness is the first step on your road to personal growth.
Are you looking for a safe space to talk about your thoughts and feelings? Therapists provide a safe place free of judgment allowing you to work on things in your life, helping you to improve your overall wellbeing.
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What counseling has to offer…
The top 3 characteristics of most counselors are empathetic understanding, unconditional positive regard, and genuineness. Counseling offers a safe place free of judgment and ridicule. In counseling, your emotions are validated, your situations are normalized, and you will be ensured that you are not alone.
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It’s OKAY to go to therapy!
Let’s change the way we talk to ourselves. You are not seeking therapy because you are “crazy” or “messed up.”
You are seeking therapy to keep your mind healthy and to keep yourself resilient in the face of challenges!
If you are considering therapy and live in Florida I am now accepting clients for telehealth appointments.
- Does not mean forgetting.
- Is not excusing the wrongdoing.
- Does not mean reconciliation.
- Is not always easy.
Forgiveness IS your choice. It is not an easy decision and may take time to work toward.
Here are some benefits of forgiveness:
- Improved mental health
- Reduced feelings of stress, anxiety, and negativity
- Moving forward
- More positive emotions
- Healthier relationships
Being Assertive is Not Aggressive!
Being assertive is not the same as being aggressive!
Being assertive is:
•Being confident (tone/body language)
•Expressing your needs/wants/feelings
•Listening to others’ needs/wants/feelings
•Listening without interrupting
•Good eye contact
Being assertive can:
•Help resolve conflict
•Result in more productive conversation
•Help with boundary setting
Calm Your Mind+Anxiety and Get to Sleep Easier
Do you start thinking 💭 about literally EVERYTHING when you lay down to go to sleep? 😴🥴
Trying to stop thinking just makes it worse!
When this happens to me, I try reading something(cause that always puts me to sleep 😂). The key is to distract your mind.
Here are some helpful tips to calm your mind/anxiety and get you to sleep easier:
•Try going to sleep around the same time each night.
•Don’t force it. If you are having trouble falling asleep, stop trying at that moment. Do something that calms you and try again.
•Avoid doing work in your bed. (Create a separate space to do work/homework)
•Try not to keep checking the time(this can add to your stress if you have to wake up early)
•Get comfy! Make sure it’s quiet, dark, the temperature is good, and maybe play some calming sounds.
Live Your Truth! Who You Are is Beautiful!
🌈Happy National Coming Out Day!
🌈Today ((and every day)) I hope to bring support to anyone struggling to come out to a friend, family member, or coworker.
🌈You are loved, you deserve love, and you deserve to live your truth!
🌈Coming out STILL MATTERS.
Know Your Values
You do NOT have to keep toxic people around you! No one can tell you what you’re worth.
Know what your values are and surround yourself with people who share those values.