Sending love to those who may need a little extra and the good Lord knows I need extra!
Almost through the week and maybe not all that we wanted to accomplish is completed but as long as we got up and got out of bed and completed what we could I call that success👍☝️🎖
Hit the ❤️button if you needed to feel the love today and send this on to someone else❤️ sharing is caring!
Tips to help slow down in life helps us slow down anxious thoughts. ✅
Ways to slow this down
1.STRAW THERAPY use a straw to help breathe as this forces the breath to slow down. Breathe in through nose and out through straw do this 5x and repeat when needed.
Let me know if this helps you when you try it out ???
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Sometimes we hope for some things external to change and thereby making us feel better.
Today in two very different conversations hope emerged from the inside out.
That is when there is light even if the circumstances are hard or can’t be changed.
That sense of having access to resources however subtle they may be.
The feet touching the ground, the moving of the body, music or conversations that brings back memories of something valuable or important, or the difference we made for someone else.
Hope is a lifesaver. Literally.
I am thankful for my work. For people willing to share their insights so they can help other people do the same.
I love being in a classroom of adult learners. I am grateful for the diversity of culture, ethnicity, ability, academic readiness and spend a significant amount of time managing my expectations and looking for opportunities to inspire compassion and connection, knowing that my students are destined to be helpers.
However, this political climate has left many of my students and myself emotionally exhausted, often defensive of our personal leanings, and starved for discourse.
So what do I do when I’m feeling “teachable moment fatigue”? I stop teaching.
I start listening.
And I take space from the hustle and bustle of the 24 hour news cycle and biased op-Ed pieces and choose to sit in the silence, listen to an audiobook, or crochet until my hands hurt.
Because as Anne Lamott says, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
Isn’t it a thing of beauty to see how Instagram connects therapists and clients? 👏I mean, seriously, 3, 4, or 5 years ago, we wouldn’t even be talking about finding mental health and therapy support via online channels. And now, our field has grown to connect amazing therapists with their equally incredible and amazing clients! 💥 Way to go IG!:)🌟 And, to illustrate just how small this world really has become, I’ve got to share what @lizlistens thinks Instagram is doing for therapy: “It can’t replace the one-on-one relationship with a therapist. I know that from personal experience. I also know that many of the biggest shifts in my life happened after reading a book in school and applying the information myself. And I believe you should all have that opportunity too.
Instagram isn’t therapy but it sure as hell is helping demystify therapy, provide resources, and giving permission to all of you to do what’s best for you in your own healing journey.
And who am I to tell you exactly what your journey should look like? Make it yours. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.
Thanks for being here. I am truly honored to be connected to each and every one of you. I never forget that you’re each an individual person behind that screen with a unique and beautiful story.”
Let me know what you think, is Instagram brining you closer to the help and support you need?
And, if you’re a therapist and you have great posts to share or want to learn about making great post for Instagram, send me a DM or join the Online Therapist Academy Facebook group (link in bio above).☝🏻
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Pic taken around the corner from where I get in and out. Wouldn't risk walking on the mud flats. Still, glorious more choppy sea swim today.
I only lasted 15 minutes. Kept getting tangled up in seaweed which doesn't really bother me but I didn't want to be disturbing any creatures in it.
It feels so amazing to be in the water and afterwards and yet today, I felt REALLY resistant before I got going.
Everything felt like an obstacle: my lower energy levels, my schedule today, Rainbow being especially cute and my not wanting to leave her, the wind and drizzle, the idea of cycling (actually, more the idea of unlocking my bike than the actual bike ride), mud flats, traipsing over seaweed hoping I wouldn't fall and hurt something/myself, rocks... ... then BLISS. Wondering why I'd even *think* about depriving myself of such a wonderful treat.
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Don’t Stop me Now by Queen. How about you?? Comment below 😊 Music is a great coping skill and form of self-care.
2 56 hours ago
It’s a GIFT to be able to wake up to messages from clients who express how I have helped them in their journey 👟 🙌🏽 •
This is a Message I received from a client who was at a Crossroads in their life, and is currently Living Her Dream and Purposeful Life 🙌🏽👏🏽 •
Need Help unfolding & figuring out some of your past trauma, and making your Pain Give You Purpose?
•• Message Me - The Best Versión of your Life awaits you 🙌🏽 GOOD MORNING ☀️ *Note: Testimonial shared with consent of client
11 276 hours ago
Counsellors earn more than you think. Click at the top of this post to get to our bio. Follow the link to learn more.
One small step, then a pat on the back.... Step, pat on back, step, pat on back, step, pat on back, step.....
1 57 hours ago
I just had to share this cause I think it’s too important not to talk about your purpose! 👏🤗👊
We do well to take care of ourself - first!
There’s something to the flight attendant’s instructions about putting your oxygen mask on before doing so for others.
If we don’t look after ourselves, how are we to show up for others?
How are we to be present for others?
So, without stealing anyone else’s thunder, let me pass the torch…
Repeat after me (credit @heytiffanyroe): 🙋♂️
•• I deserve to take up space •• Your voice matters.
You have purpose.
Your emotions are valid.
You’re imperfect and you are enough.
You are not for everyone and you don’t need to be.
Being you is your purpose and there is purpose in being you.
Feel, deal, heal.
Be cool to yourself.
Don’t be a butthole to yourself.
Get your own back. ✌🏼
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Join their client list or…
Check out their online courses on topics like communication, body image, intuitive eating, emotional regulation, perfectionism, mindfulness, faith crisis, ED recovery & self-care at TiffanyRoe.com.
Comment down below how you are going to take care of yourself today! I want to know what your do to give yourself that space that you deserve and more importantly, how you have your own back!
And, if you’re a therapist and you want more great posts or to learn about @jonathanvanviegen and the #onlinetherapistacademy , check out the link in the bio above.
Jonathan Van Viegen, MA MFT, CCC
Therapist and Founder
of the Online Therapist Academy
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Boundaries vs. ultimatums… 〰️ A boundary is something you set for yourself to feel secure and safe. Ultimatums are things you use to try to control others in an attempt to make yourself feel more secure and safe. When you're making a decision for yourself to protect yourself, it's a boundary, but manipulating others to do what you want is destructive and controlling.
➖ An example of a boundary would be: I can no longer be around this person because they are cruel and hurtful with their words.
✖️ An example of an ultimatum is: I'll only be around you if you promise to change your behavior.
It's a fine line, but one that's well worth paying attention to!
1 208 hours ago
Rubbish out..... Today I am attempting to restore order to chaos. This is after an hour. I am expecting many trips to the tip with rubbish and things kept “just in case” in my garage. There are holes in the roof and the door has blown open so some things are ruined.
It’s the same with my head. There is a lot of stuff in there that was useful once upon a time and I’ve kept hold of it just in case.
But it’s piled up and got twisted out of shape over time and it’s no longer relevant to my life in its current form.
Old coping mechanisms, suspicions, ways of dealing with stuff that were so relevant and right for when they were created, are now actually obstacles for any forward movement.
Im not getting rid of them all - a lot of them are stuck to the walls, but I am examining them and working out which of them help and which hinder me and working on strengthening the right ones and rethinking the unhelpful ones.
How about you? Comment below or contact me if you want to talk about how you can release the unhelpful and embrace the purposeful and positive ☀️ ⛅️
2 510 hours ago
It might sound harsh at first, but doing something different comes with a risk that it won’t be perfect. It requires being open and vulnerable to some degree, in order to learn and make improvements.
But often, the hardest step is just starting!🤪
1 7710 hours ago
We feel lonely when we’ve lost connection with our partner Or maybe we sensed the loneliness before the relationship + expected someone to take away our aloneness. Not feeling seen or heard in a relationship contributes to a feeling of loneliness despite the physical presence of another. It’s a miserable feeling. It’s a feeling of emptiness. You feel invisible & unimportant in the very relationship that you need to feel heard, seen + understood.
So what does connection look like?
Being vulnerable with your partner. Looking into your partner’s eyes when talking to one another. Not comparing your relationship to others on social media! Holding space for your partner’s full spectrum of emotions— not just the comfortable, easy emotions. Sharing your feelings (i.e. “I’ve been feeling _______ recently. I don’t want you to hear it as blame but more me wanting to trust you with my inner world”). Having consideration for your partner’s needs + desires— making their happiness just as important as your own. Receiving your partner’s bids for connection + attention rather than turning away from them (Bids for attention are attempts to connect with our partner when we are seeking attention, affirmation, or affection). Most importantly, ask yourself if you have a connection with yourself + then with your partner. More often than not, we feel lonely in our relationship because the mirror is reflecting our loneliness within ourselves. We’ve just been looking for connection through someone else when we needed to go within.
12 48514 hours ago
Think about it. 💡
Clients tend to get upset with themselves when they gain new insights that they lacked previously. "Why didn't I see this?"
"Why did I act that way?"
"I'm so awful that I didn't know this before." Life isn't always clear. Until it becomes clear. How you get there is up to you... Only the brave and bold step into therapy to open up parts of themselves that are closed, hidden, and deep.
But guess what? Once you know... You know. You can't un-know it.
With knowing you get choice. And choice awaits a feeling of control.
Is there something you want to debrief about before the weekend?
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Click the link in our bio to book in now ⬆️📲💻🤳 #themindfulhubau
1 716 hours ago
If trauma had a name, it wouldn't be chosen. We too often carry traumas that do not belong to us. The world, society, people tell us we should worry and care for those we love. Yet, it is important to not carry the traumas other carry. We can support people in their trauma, but we should never carry it. Let go.
We have clinicians who have openings and are ready to help with your needs
2 617 hours ago
Como parte da iniciativa de trazer conteúdo diverso, abordamos o tema de união estável.
A união estável não é um estado civil, mas sim uma situação de fato a qual deve ser contínua, duradoura e com o objetivo de constituir família.
Pode ser provada através de conta conjunta, plano de saúde juntos, testemunhas, entre outras formas.
O regime de bens aplicado na união estável é o parcial, mas os companheiros podem indicar outro regime através de escritura, em cartório.
Ao contrário do que muitos pensam, não é necessário que os companheiros morem juntos, podendo ter domicílios diversos.
A pessoa casada pode ter uma união estável, mas ela deve ser separada de fato.
A melhor forma de provar uma união estável é fazer um documento público, realizado em cartório, declarando que vivem em união estável, sendo somente um ato meramente declaratório e não constitutivo, mas isso facilitará a vida dos conviventes.
Book recs by Britt - July edition! 👌🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
"Hey hey! Big Magic ✨ by Elizabeth Gilbert (@elizabeth_gilbert_writer) is my rec of the month because as we approach the half-way point of summer, we inch closer to the change of a new season. With change, sometimes comes fear. Fear is the universal emotion that restricts us from living out our dreams and cultivating the life we desire. Elizabeth says “Your fear will always be triggered by your creativity, because creativity asks you to enter into the realms of uncertain outcome, and fear hates uncertain outcome.” Let this be your reminder today that no uncertain outcome can stop you. Big love, Brittany"
So much truth. Therapy can help. It is another tool, process, and amount of work, but it can be worth it for you. At Real Life Therapy, truth is vital. Therapy will be tough, won't be easy, and require to process, but you don't have to do it alone.
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2 223 hours ago
Why do relationships cool off? Why do relationships fall into the rut? Why do they loose the sparkle?
They don’t, they simply transform.
Often the fire of passion gives room to affection. Admiration is no longer for beauty and power, but for the essence.
Regular dinners give way to couch and television. Manifestations become gestures. You know that time he asks if you are taking your jacket or reminds you of something really important? It's love manifesting itself in the best form of care.
At that point no one else needs to stage perfection. High heels turn into pyjamas, and there will be plenty of fallouts to endure.
“I love you” is no longer a surprise statement, but it feels just as special as it felt the first time. The problem is that not everyone is prepared to live in the territory of construction, affection and lightness.
Some people can't handle the doldrums that is to be standing right next to someone. How ironic, right?
Choosing to have a partner is knowing that, that partner problems also matter. That hugs can never cease to exist.
It's never too much attention. Those kisses must still be warm. Those messages and surprises will always be essential.
That we can learn that anyone who chooses to build “together”, will be capable to overcome any change. As long as they want it. Very much.
Can we talk about mental health for a sec? 😬😶😳 Because tbh i’ve never been open enough to share this with y’all, but i have moments where i struggle....like REALLY struggle. YEP! ME! Annie Graft, the girl who everyone thinks has her shit together 24/7 (or maybe you see me for the hot mess i really am, but either way😅) .
part of me thinks “NOOO MAAM, do not let this side of you show..” and so i push it down. I tell myself that i can handle it. I tell myself i can push past it. But lately, it’s been really hard for me to pretend it’s not there. .
And with the whole #mentalhealthawareness wave that is happening in our culture today, it finally feels like it’s okay to admit it, and even seek help for it. 🙋🏽♀️ i’ve been following my girl Sarah ( @thefitnesslioness ) for YEARS now and the opennesss she shows 24/7 has allowed me to see that by being open with YALL, i can possibly help you accept permission to search for answers for your struggles too. Because we don’t have (and shouldn’t try) to fight struggle alone.
So, this post is slightly different, because i like to post things where i talk about an issue, a struggle, a problem... and then position it next to a solution. Well, today, i don’t exactly have a solution. But i can say that i’m working through things! I have a handful of REAL friends who care about me, and knowing i have them to lean on means everything. I have a family who loves me and supoorts me. And tbh i know how lucky i am to have both those things. But i want everyone who’s reading this to know: YOURE NOT ALONE. There are people you can reachout to! I’ve even found myself chatting with a few online therapists lately and it’s opened up my eyes to the amount of work i have to do on myself (no shocker here, i’m always working on myself!) .
But today, i just wanted to be REAL. Like really real. Regardless of what you see on social, everyone has dark moments, scary thoughts, deep feelings..
Comment below if you feel me... just knowing you’re not alone is a powerful thing. ❤️ Also reminder for everyone out there to show some extra love today, because you never know what’s going on inside. #mentalhealth
My eating disorder & depression taught me that sometimes we have to experience true sickness to know true health. .
When I look at the world around me, I don’t see true mental and emotional health. What I see is a society so accustomed to its neurosis, that we have come to regard our lack of wellbeing as normal. .
I know without a shadow of doubt that my relationship to food and my body is healthier than most people’s, and it took me overcoming an eating disorder to get to this place. I’m pretty sure that if I’d never experienced this, I still would have been mildly attached to (controlling) my food and my body in the way most people are. .
If we are suffering, it’s because we haven’t suffered enough. .
I heard this quote once and I think it’s brilliant. If you’re banging your head against the wall, it’s only because you haven’t yet reached the point where you say you know what, this hurts and I’m going to stop doing it. Enough pain usually does the trick. .
Pay attention to the things you are struggling with, and recognize them as your teachers. My chronic depression led me on a 10 year vision quest to find answers and ultimately led me to inquire so deeply into the human condition that now I am able to give others clarity and a different different perspective on mental health: one in which we recognize our core wound not as something to recover from, but as catalyst for awakening.
Our mental and emotional ‘disorders’ and neurosis are but a sign of our spiritual immune system kicking in, trying to get our attention and reroute us to a path of TRUE well-being like nothing we’ve ever known before - if only we let hem. .
Your pain is here to wake you up