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I love this post from @orchard.valley.counselling !
Not at all to minimize the death of a loved one, but I remember all too well the feeling that I had died inside and was just a shell remaining...but....
There is hope! There is healing! There is restoration!
Believe THAT and seek the support needed! ❤️.
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#Repost @orchard.valley.counselling (@get_repost)
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Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
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#deceased #grief #grievingfriends #grievingmother #trauma #traumatherapy #dead #ylw #yvr #professionalcounselling #okanagan #healthychoices #mentalhealth #kelownaliving #okanagantherapy #bc411 #ovcs
I love this post from @orchard.valley.counselling ! Not at all to minimize the death of a loved one, but I remember all too well the feeling that I had died inside and was just a shell remaining...but.... There is hope! There is healing! There is restoration! Believe THAT and seek the support needed! ❤️. • #Repost  @orchard.valley.counselling (@get_repost) ・・・ Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins --------------------------- #death  #loss  #deceased  #grief  #grievingfriends  #grievingmother  #trauma  #traumatherapy  #dead  #ylw  #yvr  #professionalcounselling  #okanagan  #healthychoices  #mentalhealth  #kelownaliving  #okanagantherapy  #bc411  #ovcs 
Powerful awareness ad by @silencetheshame 
For the individuals who have engaged in or considered therapy, what are some of the biggest barriers or challenges in making it happen?
#silencetheshame #blacklivesmatter #blacktherapistsrock #blacktherapy #blackpsychology #traumatherapy
Making new choices builds a stronger and more versatile you. Allow your courage to shine. New choices means new potential everything. There is no limit to your potential and your possibilities. 
#drive #internalstrength #recovery #trauma #traumatherapy #courage #strength #health #love #passion #gratitude #angels #newbeginnings #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #clinicalhypnotherapy #psychology #reiki #essentialoils #doterra #energytherapy #energy #universe #support #journey #lifepurpose
Making new choices builds a stronger and more versatile you. Allow your courage to shine. New choices means new potential everything. There is no limit to your potential and your possibilities. #drive  #internalstrength  #recovery  #trauma  #traumatherapy  #courage  #strength  #health  #love  #passion  #gratitude  #angels  #newbeginnings  #hypnosis  #hypnotherapy  #clinicalhypnotherapy  #psychology  #reiki  #essentialoils  #doterra  #energytherapy  #energy  #universe  #support  #journey  #lifepurpose 
Making big decisions in your life now is a great way to move you forward to where you want to be on your journey. New decisions bring new outcomes, results and opportunities. 
#trust #believe #purpose #passion #selfcare #decisions #lifepath #jupiter #scorpio #astrology #cycles #gratitude #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #pastliferegression #yoga #energytherapy #energy #crystaltherapy #crystals #reiki #psychology #neuroscience #therapies #health #trauma #traumatherapy #choice
Making big decisions in your life now is a great way to move you forward to where you want to be on your journey. New decisions bring new outcomes, results and opportunities. #trust  #believe  #purpose  #passion  #selfcare  #decisions  #lifepath  #jupiter  #scorpio  #astrology  #cycles  #gratitude  #hypnosis  #hypnotherapy  #pastliferegression  #yoga  #energytherapy  #energy  #crystaltherapy  #crystals  #reiki  #psychology  #neuroscience  #therapies  #health  #trauma  #traumatherapy  #choice 
That moment when you realize that God has blessed you to have more private-practice clients than your schedule can realistically handle 🙌🏾. But the way my goals 🤑 are set-up I have to make it work. The beauty in this, is that most of these are referrals based on previous clients. #financialfreedom #debtfreein2018 #moreinvestmentstocome #whenyouaregoodatwhatyoudo #peoplewillreferyou #theglassisalwayshalffull #domesticviolence  #traumatherapy #sexualabuse #playtherapy #behaviormodification #licensedclinicalsocialworker #MSW
That moment when you realize that God has blessed you to have more private-practice clients than your schedule can realistically handle 🙌🏾. But the way my goals 🤑 are set-up I have to make it work. The beauty in this, is that most of these are referrals based on previous clients. #financialfreedom  #debtfreein2018  #moreinvestmentstocome  #whenyouaregoodatwhatyoudo  #peoplewillreferyou  #theglassisalwayshalffull  #domesticviolence  #traumatherapy  #sexualabuse  #playtherapy  #behaviormodification  #licensedclinicalsocialworker  #MSW 
Mindful Meditation walk. Another rhythmic brain regulation activity. We are planning to add drumming and horses in our little humble heart-guided creation! #traumainformedcare #highdesertmedicine #wellnessranch #inbend #holistichealing #labyrinth
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“Judgement is not discernment. It may give you a temporary feeling of power and satisfaction, but it’s often just a poor substitute for your soul.
When you find yourself judging people, situations, yourself, the state of the words, what-is, tune into the helplessness, fear, sadness, anger or emptiness that pools beneath the armour of judgement.”- Hiro Boga
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#therapy #traumatherapy #emotionalhygiene #emotionalfirstaid #mindfulcounselling #counsellingtherapy #yvr
🙏🏾 “Judgement is not discernment. It may give you a temporary feeling of power and satisfaction, but it’s often just a poor substitute for your soul. When you find yourself judging people, situations, yourself, the state of the words, what-is, tune into the helplessness, fear, sadness, anger or emptiness that pools beneath the armour of judgement.”- Hiro Boga . . . . . #therapy  #traumatherapy  #emotionalhygiene  #emotionalfirstaid  #mindfulcounselling  #counsellingtherapy  #yvr 
All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust. ✨
All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust. ✨
Dear Lotus, *
FOCUS ON A SINGLE MINUTE..
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To begin this exercise find a  comfortable place to sit in a room where you won't be disturbed for a few minutes and turn off any distracting sounds. Begin timing yourself with your watch or stopwatch. Then without counting the seconds or looking at the watch simply sit wherever you are. When you think that one minute has passed check the watch again or stop the timer. Note how much time really has passed.
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Did you allow less than a full minute to pass? If so how long was it? Or did you allow more than a minute to pass? If so how long was it? Either way you have just practice being present and being mindful..#mindfulmonday #staymindful #traumawellnessspa  #mindfulness #mentalhealth #traumatherapy  #southflorida#corewellnessliving
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Dear Lotus, * FOCUS ON A SINGLE MINUTE.. * To begin this exercise find a comfortable place to sit in a room where you won't be disturbed for a few minutes and turn off any distracting sounds. Begin timing yourself with your watch or stopwatch. Then without counting the seconds or looking at the watch simply sit wherever you are. When you think that one minute has passed check the watch again or stop the timer. Note how much time really has passed. * Did you allow less than a full minute to pass? If so how long was it? Or did you allow more than a minute to pass? If so how long was it? Either way you have just practice being present and being mindful..#mindfulmonday  #staymindful  #traumawellnessspa   #mindfulness  #mentalhealth  #traumatherapy  #southflorida #corewellnessliving  #corewellnessresourcecenter 
You need to find your drive, your motivation, your purpose for why you want to do what you want to do or why you want to achieve something. Find your motivation and every day it will continue to push you towards your true purpose and life path.  #motivation #path #drive #purpose #passion #soul #universe #support #yoga #spiritual #warrior #angels #healing #therapies #psychology #trauma #traumatherapy #hypnosis #clinicalhypnotherapy #hypnotherapy #EFT #doterra #essentialoils #selfcare #gratitude #findthegift #counsellingpsychology #university
You need to find your drive, your motivation, your purpose for why you want to do what you want to do or why you want to achieve something. Find your motivation and every day it will continue to push you towards your true purpose and life path. #motivation  #path  #drive  #purpose  #passion  #soul  #universe  #support  #yoga  #spiritual  #warrior  #angels  #healing  #therapies  #psychology  #trauma  #traumatherapy  #hypnosis  #clinicalhypnotherapy  #hypnotherapy  #EFT  #doterra  #essentialoils  #selfcare  #gratitude  #findthegift  #counsellingpsychology  #university 
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
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#deceased #grief #grievingfriends #grievingmother #trauma #traumatherapy #dead #ylw #yvr #professionalcounselling #okanagan #healthychoices #mentalhealth #kelownaliving #okanagantherapy #bc411 #ovcs
Inhale: you got this. Exhale: you are loved.
Inhale: you got this. Exhale: you are loved.
✨THE ORPHAN CHILD✨ Check out my Facebook page at AshleighSorensonPsychotherapy to learn more about the archetype of the day! 📖
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Archetype Cards deck by #carolinemyss.
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#archetypesinoctober #archetypalpsychology #depthpsychology #jung #jungiantherapy #jungiantherapist #therapyforadults #breatherapy #traumatherapy #breatherapist #psychotherapy #mentalhealth #holistictherapy #shadowwork #shadow #orangecountytherapist
Highly recommended workshop from @integrative_awareness_medicine happening next Saturnday in Los Angeles. A workshop for everyone and especially for trauma specific to sexual trauma and abuse and #ptsd. Meet awesome people and learn great self care techniques. #yogatherapy #traumatherapy #selfcare
Highly recommended workshop from @integrative_awareness_medicine happening next Saturnday in Los Angeles. A workshop for everyone and especially for trauma specific to sexual trauma and abuse and #ptsd . Meet awesome people and learn great self care techniques. #yogatherapy  #traumatherapy  #selfcare 
Sometimes we experience things in life that ultimately push us to become the strongest versions of ourselves. The situation might be extremely difficult but the outcome of the new you is a gift / blessing. 
#perfecttiming #perception #outcome #strength #blessing #newyou #power #redefiningyou #trauma #traumatherapy #healing #achievement #psychology #energytherapy #energy #reiki #crystals #hypnosis #hypnotherapy #pastliferegression #selfcare #gratitude #drive #passion #determination #love #universe
Sometimes we experience things in life that ultimately push us to become the strongest versions of ourselves. The situation might be extremely difficult but the outcome of the new you is a gift / blessing. #perfecttiming  #perception  #outcome  #strength  #blessing  #newyou  #power  #redefiningyou  #trauma  #traumatherapy  #healing  #achievement  #psychology  #energytherapy  #energy  #reiki  #crystals  #hypnosis  #hypnotherapy  #pastliferegression  #selfcare  #gratitude  #drive  #passion  #determination  #love  #universe 
Eating regularly again is making me really pile on the pounds. I keep telling myself that it's temporary and my body just has to adjust but dude it's hard af
Eating regularly again is making me really pile on the pounds. I keep telling myself that it's temporary and my body just has to adjust but dude it's hard af
The things you put in your head
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Wenn irgendwie so viel ist, dass die Worte fehlen und ich still werde. 
Dann den ganzen Tag und die ganze Nacht Serie gucken, lesen, vor allem Kinderbücher, und nicht weiterdenken als bis zum nächsten Atemzug. Eigentlich gar nicht denken, sondern fliehen in andere Welten.
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #trauma #recovery #breathe #speakup #endthestigma #books #literature #holdon #takecare #fighter #motivation #inspiration #timetotalk #selflove #selfcare #traumatherapy #therapie #entwicklung #selbstliebe #selbstfürsorge #bücher #bücherliebe #norwegerpullover #strick
The things you put in your head They will stay here forever . . . Wenn irgendwie so viel ist, dass die Worte fehlen und ich still werde. Dann den ganzen Tag und die ganze Nacht Serie gucken, lesen, vor allem Kinderbücher, und nicht weiterdenken als bis zum nächsten Atemzug. Eigentlich gar nicht denken, sondern fliehen in andere Welten. . . . . . . #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthwarrior  #trauma  #recovery  #breathe  #speakup  #endthestigma  #books  #literature  #holdon  #takecare  #fighter  #motivation  #inspiration  #timetotalk  #selflove  #selfcare  #traumatherapy  #therapie  #entwicklung  #selbstliebe  #selbstfürsorge  #bücher  #bücherliebe  #norwegerpullover  #strick 
✨THE THIEF✨ Check out my Facebook page at AshleighSorensonPsychotherapy to learn more about the archetype of the day! 📖
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Archetype Cards deck by #carolinemyss.
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#archetypesinoctober #archetypalpsychology #depthpsychology #jung #jungiantherapy #jungiantherapist #therapyforadults #breatherapy #traumatherapy #breatherapist #psychotherapy #mentalhealth #holistictherapy #shadowwork #shadow #orangecountytherapist
I'm going to be meeting this babe in person in a few days and I'm so excited I can't hardly stand it! If you haven't already go check her account out over at: @recovering.sarah 💕💕💕💕💕💕
I'm going to be meeting this babe in person in a few days and I'm so excited I can't hardly stand it! If you haven't already go check her account out over at: @recovering.sarah 💕💕💕💕💕💕
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."
You deserve to feel emotionally and physically safe, validated and secure in your relationship.
#domesticviolenceawarenessmonth
These are no ordinary almonds. These are life changing almonds. These are the almonds my doctor gave me today as a visible sign of healing. This week, I've started going to a wellness center in the bottom floor of my office building. What I thought was going to be a simple back adjustment, turned into a life changing experience. After spending several hours all week there after work and during my lunch break, I've found out that I'm 98% in 90% of daily nutrients. Put simply - my body is only absorbing 16% of the available nutrients I'm supposed to be absorbing. After having every bone in my body, and I do mean every single bone, adjusted about four times this week, I'm feeling much better. 
Today, was a particularly amazing breakthrough for me. My doctor did an N.O.T. or neural organization technique. This is particularly helpful for trauma victims. In the middle of it, i had to stop because I was crying so much that I couldn't continue. My doctor sat me up and I gagged out the phrase, "I'm an abuse survivor." In the end, I was able to finish the technique and I am happy to say that my brain feels so connected and grounded like never before. For the first time in my life, I was able to distinguish the past from the present. I was able for the first time use the phrase, "in the past, I..." instead of, "I always..." I wrote all this to say that for the victims - the ones who've been traumatized: there's hope for you. You are not your past. You are your present, and you are safe now. You alone have rights to your body, and you will never be hurt ever again. If today feels impossible, keep going. If you feel like giving up, don't. The sun will set on your pain and will rise again with your healing in its rays. Restoration is possible. You are possible. Thankful that life can be a little nuts sometimes. @rachel_n_brower
These are no ordinary almonds. These are life changing almonds. These are the almonds my doctor gave me today as a visible sign of healing. This week, I've started going to a wellness center in the bottom floor of my office building. What I thought was going to be a simple back adjustment, turned into a life changing experience. After spending several hours all week there after work and during my lunch break, I've found out that I'm 98% in 90% of daily nutrients. Put simply - my body is only absorbing 16% of the available nutrients I'm supposed to be absorbing. After having every bone in my body, and I do mean every single bone, adjusted about four times this week, I'm feeling much better. Today, was a particularly amazing breakthrough for me. My doctor did an N.O.T. or neural organization technique. This is particularly helpful for trauma victims. In the middle of it, i had to stop because I was crying so much that I couldn't continue. My doctor sat me up and I gagged out the phrase, "I'm an abuse survivor." In the end, I was able to finish the technique and I am happy to say that my brain feels so connected and grounded like never before. For the first time in my life, I was able to distinguish the past from the present. I was able for the first time use the phrase, "in the past, I..." instead of, "I always..." I wrote all this to say that for the victims - the ones who've been traumatized: there's hope for you. You are not your past. You are your present, and you are safe now. You alone have rights to your body, and you will never be hurt ever again. If today feels impossible, keep going. If you feel like giving up, don't. The sun will set on your pain and will rise again with your healing in its rays. Restoration is possible. You are possible. Thankful that life can be a little nuts sometimes. @rachel_n_brower
Pet this horse for 15 minutes. The longest I've ever pet a horse before. He put his head on my shoulder and it felt like he was protecting me and hugging me at the same time.  I swear it was the most therapeutic experience I have ever had.  I really needed that. #ptsdhorses #horsetherapy #ptsd #traumatherapy
Pet this horse for 15 minutes. The longest I've ever pet a horse before. He put his head on my shoulder and it felt like he was protecting me and hugging me at the same time. I swear it was the most therapeutic experience I have ever had. I really needed that. #ptsdhorses  #horsetherapy  #ptsd  #traumatherapy 
The USA was extraordinary and totally life changing. 
I wouldn't swap anything for this moment right here.
Journalling at home with my 2 sleeping beauties 😻😻 #newbeginnings 
#1in4 #traumatherapy #selflove #blogging #healingwriting 
#bequietdonttell
✨THE AVENGER✨ Check out my Facebook page at AshleighSorensonPsychotherapy to learn more about the archetype of the day! 📖
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Archetype Cards deck by #carolinemyss.
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#archetypesinoctober #archetypalpsychology #depthpsychology #jung #jungiantherapy #jungiantherapist #therapyforadults #breatherapy #traumatherapy #breatherapist #psychotherapy #mentalhealth #holistictherapy #shadowwork #shadow #orangecountytherapist
Rhythmic Riding with a drum circle was an incredibly powerful experience both as drummer and as rider. Finding Connection with the horse in a rhythmic dance of movement synchronized to the beat of the drums was a very potent and palpable sensory, somatic, self regulation and brain integration exercise, but I was also just as moved if not more so in my drum circle, holding the beat and the sacred space for that connection and regulation to happen for the riders, which, as it also happens provides many of the same benefits in an of itself. In supporting your regulation, I am also regulating myself. How beautiful is that? #withgratitude 🙏🏼❤️ #drumcircle #rythmicriding @natural_lifemanship #horsehealers #equineassistedpsychotherapy #highdesertmedicine
Rhythmic Riding with a drum circle was an incredibly powerful experience both as drummer and as rider. Finding Connection with the horse in a rhythmic dance of movement synchronized to the beat of the drums was a very potent and palpable sensory, somatic, self regulation and brain integration exercise, but I was also just as moved if not more so in my drum circle, holding the beat and the sacred space for that connection and regulation to happen for the riders, which, as it also happens provides many of the same benefits in an of itself. In supporting your regulation, I am also regulating myself. How beautiful is that? #withgratitude  🙏🏼❤️ #drumcircle  #rythmicriding  @natural_lifemanship #horsehealers  #equineassistedpsychotherapy  #highdesertmedicine 
My parents are spending the weekend at my favorite place on the planet. This is where I learned about exploring and freedom and confidence. And it's been 10 years since I sailed that lake. Feeling all sorts of nostalgic today....
My parents are spending the weekend at my favorite place on the planet. This is where I learned about exploring and freedom and confidence. And it's been 10 years since I sailed that lake. Feeling all sorts of nostalgic today....
Riding front seat on the struggle bus, which is on fire, has to drive over 50mph and the driver strangely resembles Dennis Hopper 🙋🏼💺🚌 I keep trying to be normal and do the normal everyday activities that a 30-something would do. In the end I panic and my throat closes up at the thought of taking care of myself or socialising. It’s hard to get people to understand that I literally can’t do certain things because it’s beyond overwhelming. Any tips? 🤷🏼‍♀️💕💕#ptsdrecovery #ptsdwarrior #strugglebus #ptsd
Riding front seat on the struggle bus, which is on fire, has to drive over 50mph and the driver strangely resembles Dennis Hopper 🙋🏼💺🚌 I keep trying to be normal and do the normal everyday activities that a 30-something would do. In the end I panic and my throat closes up at the thought of taking care of myself or socialising. It’s hard to get people to understand that I literally can’t do certain things because it’s beyond overwhelming. Any tips? 🤷🏼‍♀️💕💕#ptsdrecovery  #ptsdwarrior  #strugglebus  #ptsd 
How to create a therapeutic relationship through attunement! Click the link in my bio to watch the full video ❤️
How to create a therapeutic relationship through attunement! Click the link in my bio to watch the full video ❤️
Spend Your Life With People Who Make You Happy.
Spend Your Life With People Who Make You Happy.
Good ol' splitting. It’s when two seemingly contradictory feelings are not allowed to exist simultaneously. For example, it could be as if love and anger are oil and water – never to intermingle. We do a lot of work on integrating these things in therapy. It’s a helpful process.
Good ol' splitting. It’s when two seemingly contradictory feelings are not allowed to exist simultaneously. For example, it could be as if love and anger are oil and water – never to intermingle. We do a lot of work on integrating these things in therapy. It’s a helpful process.
You're way more badass than you know.
You're way more badass than you know.
What is this (brilliant) sun setting on for you today?
What is this (brilliant) sun setting on for you today?
Breathe down to your soul so your spirit is free to light up your smile.
Breathe down to your soul so your spirit is free to light up your smile.
Welcome to my space!!! How does it make you feel?
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#duncanbuilding  #somaticexperiencing  #traumatherapy  #counseling  #gastown #chinatown  #crosstown
I need to see her in less than a week hhhhhhh #starterpack #moodboard #tagyourself #mentalhealth #recovery #meme #trauma #therapy #traumatherapy
Beautifully handcrafted rattles and rhythm making tools for #selfregulation  and #brainstem #integration plus #ritual and #ceremony. That gorgeous horse etched Rattle is coming home with me. #shamanichealing #highdesertmedicine #shamanicrituals #shamanicmedicine #traumatherapy #traumainformedcare
I loved talking to Heather on the God-Centered Mom podcast! #walkitout #Godscall #obedience #adoption #traumatherapy #faith #family #ministry #healing
She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won. #mattbaker #shewillrise
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#resilience #resiliencebuilding #trauma #traumatherapy #somaticexperience #somaticexperiencetherapy #intuitivehealing #portlandtherapy #stjohnstherapy #portlandoregon #women #womenincommunity #authenticpower #breatheportland #awakenedheartpdx
She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won. #mattbaker  #shewillrise  - - - Space is limited in this Resilience Building course drawing on mindfulness, somatic experience and intuitive healing. Beginning Nov 2017, we'll teach you to utilize your unique strengths and practice being in steady flow of authentic power. Trauma Therapist Kelsey Lawford @loveyourselfclean will share her wisdom in this small group setting. We meet once per month for seven months, ending in May 2018. Location @breatheportland. Message me for details or visit https://www.shewillrise.community/resilience-building/. - - - - #resilience  #resiliencebuilding  #trauma  #traumatherapy  #somaticexperience  #somaticexperiencetherapy  #intuitivehealing  #portlandtherapy  #stjohnstherapy  #portlandoregon  #women  #womenincommunity  #authenticpower  #breatheportland  #awakenedheartpdx 
It’s no secret that I’ve battled mental illness for years. .
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I’ve shared many times how adopting a healthy lifestyle has played a huge role in improving my mental health. Usually, taking care of myself & staying close to God are the best ways to handle it; other times, I need medication for awhile. This time, however, greater intervention is needed.
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A couple of months ago, I started to feel myself slipping into a fog of depression & anxiety - deeper than I’ve experienced in a long time. I tried to resist it with everything I had, but it caught up to me - & by the beginning of October, I became completely enveloped in a paradoxical cloud of both apathy & discontentment. .
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I’ve spent the past few weeks barely functioning, struggling with normal daily tasks, & sleeping almost anytime Jett naps just so I don’t have to be alone with my thoughts... & then shaming myself for it. It’s become a viscous cycle that I can’t escape from without the help of a professional. I’ve been praying for a long time for God to lead me to someone who could help me so that I can move forward with my life, & He has finally answered my prayers. .
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As I sat at my intake appointment at @addo.recovery, it didn’t take long for me to receive confirmation that I was exactly where I needed to be. For the first time, I have hope for healing; not because I don’t trust that God can heal me on His own... I absolutely believe in miracles. But I also believe that more often than not, the way He helps us through trials is by providing us with resources. It’s up to us to utilize them & to bring Him along this journey with us in order to aid in our healing. .
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I began specialized trauma therapy on Monday at Addo. I am choosing to get back to the basics of life and focus on long term recovery through complete and total self care in every aspect of my life - including my brain. .
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I’m excited (and slightly nervous) to see how this journey will unfold. I look forward to sharing my recovery story as I go along. I hope it will help someone else who needs to know they’re not alone. Thank you to everyone who’s been patient with me in my absence. ❤️
It’s no secret that I’ve battled mental illness for years. . . I’ve shared many times how adopting a healthy lifestyle has played a huge role in improving my mental health. Usually, taking care of myself & staying close to God are the best ways to handle it; other times, I need medication for awhile. This time, however, greater intervention is needed. . . A couple of months ago, I started to feel myself slipping into a fog of depression & anxiety - deeper than I’ve experienced in a long time. I tried to resist it with everything I had, but it caught up to me - & by the beginning of October, I became completely enveloped in a paradoxical cloud of both apathy & discontentment. . . I’ve spent the past few weeks barely functioning, struggling with normal daily tasks, & sleeping almost anytime Jett naps just so I don’t have to be alone with my thoughts... & then shaming myself for it. It’s become a viscous cycle that I can’t escape from without the help of a professional. I’ve been praying for a long time for God to lead me to someone who could help me so that I can move forward with my life, & He has finally answered my prayers. . . As I sat at my intake appointment at @addo.recovery, it didn’t take long for me to receive confirmation that I was exactly where I needed to be. For the first time, I have hope for healing; not because I don’t trust that God can heal me on His own... I absolutely believe in miracles. But I also believe that more often than not, the way He helps us through trials is by providing us with resources. It’s up to us to utilize them & to bring Him along this journey with us in order to aid in our healing. . . I began specialized trauma therapy on Monday at Addo. I am choosing to get back to the basics of life and focus on long term recovery through complete and total self care in every aspect of my life - including my brain. . . I’m excited (and slightly nervous) to see how this journey will unfold. I look forward to sharing my recovery story as I go along. I hope it will help someone else who needs to know they’re not alone. Thank you to everyone who’s been patient with me in my absence. ❤️
💡Therapist spotlight: Kate Hutson, LCPC ▪️How would you describe your therapeutic style? 
My approach is eclectic, depending on the needs of the client but I tend toward a combination of psychodynamic, solution-focused and body-centered therapy. ▪️
What are your specialties or clinical interests?
I've seen a variety of clients in the past and enjoy maintaining diversity in my caseload. A few years ago I decided to pursue specialized training in Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered approach geared toward trauma but really I find it effective in working with most of my clients who are willing to tap into the body's wisdom. I am also working on a coaches certification with the Conscious Leadership Group and hope to integrate this work with corporate clients in the North Michigan Avenue office. ▪️
Who is your ideal client?
I really enjoy working with young adults who are launching from the home and starting to find themselves in adulthood. I like seeing individual clients but am also energized by more people in the room, couples, families and groups are fun to add to the mix. Generally clients who are motivated, curious and willing to take responsibility for their therapeutic process energize me. ▪️To learn more about Kate's clinical interests and areas of expertise, please visit https://urbanbalance.com/therapist/kate-hutson-lcpc/
💡Therapist spotlight: Kate Hutson, LCPC ▪️How would you describe your therapeutic style?  My approach is eclectic, depending on the needs of the client but I tend toward a combination of psychodynamic, solution-focused and body-centered therapy. ▪️ What are your specialties or clinical interests? I've seen a variety of clients in the past and enjoy maintaining diversity in my caseload. A few years ago I decided to pursue specialized training in Somatic Experiencing, a body-centered approach geared toward trauma but really I find it effective in working with most of my clients who are willing to tap into the body's wisdom. I am also working on a coaches certification with the Conscious Leadership Group and hope to integrate this work with corporate clients in the North Michigan Avenue office. ▪️ Who is your ideal client? I really enjoy working with young adults who are launching from the home and starting to find themselves in adulthood. I like seeing individual clients but am also energized by more people in the room, couples, families and groups are fun to add to the mix. Generally clients who are motivated, curious and willing to take responsibility for their therapeutic process energize me. ▪️To learn more about Kate's clinical interests and areas of expertise, please visit https://urbanbalance.com/therapist/kate-hutson-lcpc/
"As an Empath: allow yourself to consciously process uncomfortable emotions. This way they will be released so you can move on." My life in a nutshell...processing can be so hard, so emotionally draining, and so physically exhausting...but in order to truly move on...to be able to feel the hurt and pain and stay present, and not feel like you're stuck back in time...processing is a process in itself! And the rewards are greater than anything else you'll ever receive... #talktherapy #traumatherapy #processingemotions #emotionalregulation #beinganempath #empath101 #empath #stayingpresent #mindfulness #selfawareness #intrinsicrewards
"As an Empath: allow yourself to consciously process uncomfortable emotions. This way they will be released so you can move on." My life in a nutshell...processing can be so hard, so emotionally draining, and so physically exhausting...but in order to truly move on...to be able to feel the hurt and pain and stay present, and not feel like you're stuck back in time...processing is a process in itself! And the rewards are greater than anything else you'll ever receive... #talktherapy  #traumatherapy  #processingemotions  #emotionalregulation  #beinganempath  #empath101  #empath  #stayingpresent  #mindfulness  #selfawareness  #intrinsicrewards 
🐶Honey looks as nervous as I do about my first #EMDR  session today. 😔#therapy AND #traumatherapy in 1 day... Here goes #healing #trauma #stalking #victim #survivor #rapevictim #metoo #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #ptsdawarness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalilness #herewego #therapydog 🤔💊👏🏼👍📝🤷🏼‍♀️📓❤️
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."