Someone I’m learning to call a sort of a mentor always says: “be kind to yourself” before we get off the phone.
Today i forgive myself for yesterday’s harm... against others and myself. 💜
#mood #forgive #trauma #growth
shows exactly how it can feel when our threat responce is triggered. It can feel like you want to run away, with feelings of anxiety and the thoughts that come with it being overwhelming. 🤯
The threat reponce (also called fight or flight) is a mechanism we all have. When our brain believes we are in danger it will imediatly react to try and make us as safe as possible. Unfortunately it a responce developed whilst living in nomadic tribes in the wild so is set up to react to dangerous animals rather than things in television or complex social situations. Our brains often get the responce wrong, particularly if we have experienced traumatic and distressing things in our past as these make the threat responce much more active. Our brain doesn't mean to get it wrong its just trying to keep us safe, and firmly believes in better safe than sorry.
There are lots of techniques to help manage the threat responce, breathing or grounding exercises, relaxation or meditation. It can also be really helpful to ask for help from friends and family. We'd love to hear some of ypur techniques in the comments 🧘♂️ This week in our blog we will be talking about the effect of seeing triggering material in the media on our mental health. Particularly our threat system. We are back to our usual posting schedule now so come check it out on Friday. Xxx
#threat #fightorflight #mindfulness #trauma #therapytools #therapy #therapist #clinicaldoctorate #clinicaltraining #clinicalpsychology #psychologist #psychoeducation #wellbeing #anxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #wellbeing
don’t get locked into the trap ✨
social media and the wealth of information at our fingertips is an unimaginable gift that couldn’t have been fashioned mere decades ago.
we can gain skills, access and fundamentally shift our minds and lives via little metal devices.
the internet connects us to people all over the world.
apps like these open up your digital reach and living room to people across the country and those in different hemispheres.
some of the most powerful and transformative dynamics are made and fostered online.
but with this great magnetic power, there is an underbelly that can activate feelings of unworthiness, shame, comparison and self doubt.
it’s easy to get caught up in the perceived perfection of the little boxes we see of those we admire on IG.
whether it’s someone’s latest vacation, cute outfit, attractive partner or simply their displayed exuberance. 🖤
we as humans can sometimes have a hard time witnessing someone we admire or even envy enjoy their life out loud.
we start to think about all the reasons we don’t feel or have what their pictures embody.
it’s time to stop that.
this inclination is an internal projection.
this platform is often a digital photo album. a collection of people’s lives and work.
this does not mean that they are without strife, heartache, betrayal and their own similar disillusionment.
the highlight reels of other people’s accounts cannot be compared to the sordid backstory of your own.
we are all human and no one is exempt from hardships, growth and setbacks.
use this platform with that awareness and speak positivity and power into those you follow.
even if simply to yourself.
be happy for them, send them loving energy, celebrate their wins and support their missions.
there is space for everyone and your time is coming. 🌱
I didn't know that my yoga journey had started almost ten years ago. I was stressed recovering from a bad breakup, there was a ton of family drama and my career needed an overhaul. I started going to #restorativeyoga
because they were the only things that made me feel better.
Now, I know I was following my body's intuition on how to #heal
itself. Restorative yoga heals the nervous system and yin yoga releases the emotions out of our body. Back then, there was no way in hell I would have been able to sit in shoelace let alone smile for a damn photo 😂
Trust your #intuition
on what your body needs. There is a reason why you want to dance. There is a reason why all of a sudden you want to go to that yoga class. There is a reason why you've been avoiding your selfcare- deep down you're scared what is rising to the surface.
Face your fears. The healing journey sucks but it is well worth it on the other side 🙏
And yes I bring #selenite
to the gym with me. You never know when you need it 🤣
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#yoga #yogapsychology #healing #trauma #intuition #mindbodysoul #healyourself #startthejourney #spiritual #inspiration #psychology #intuitivepsychologist #grounded #workoutbeforework #crystaltalk
Yes, there are assholes out there. But learning what’s going on inside of us is where we can find the most freedom.
The first freedom.
^^ THAT PART.
...sometimes you actually have to change if you want to keep that relationship, friendship, acquaintance, business partner, job or to make progress in your career, etc.
Nobody is perfect and just about everyone has some kind of baggage that they're dealing with but there's a difference between accepting it as norm, allowing it to define you, continually projecting on others... and being broken but open/willing to make positive changes. Being a work-in-progress is noticable and it will usually gain people's understanding and patience.
Yes you may have been through a hard time but not everyone can hang out with someone who's mean spirited, bitter, competitive in just about everything (and we aren't talking sports), rude, condescending, has the wrong attitude, pessimistic, judgemental and often cuts/wounds with their words, etc.
Saying "that's just how I am" or brushing off a bad attitude with "I'm savage." No. You're ill-mannered. Not everyone can see a 'heart of gold' underneath the harsh words you use. Don't allow the pain you've been through taint who you really are. Be healed from your past so you can embrace the beautiful blessings you presently have and those to come in future.
Proverbs 15:1-2 ~ A soft and gentle and thoughtful answer turns away wrath, but harsh and painful and careless words stir up anger. The tongue of the wise speaks knowledge that is pleasing and acceptable, but the babbling mouth of fools spouts folly.
#relationships #friendships #savage #rude #honest #patience #patterns #pain #trauma #broken #healing #blessings #wordoftheday #attitude #perspective #interaction #relational #counselling #psychology #mentoring #EDM
Root work insists on a mindful and experiential approach that meets with the mapmaker where the wound began. What do I even mean by that? When difficult things happen in the past, they can get stored in our brains and bodies with a specific constellation of beliefs, emotions, body sensations, images, muscular tone, and five-sense perception. Root work means going back and unlocking all of this at the origin.
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