I work with many clients suffering from anxiety. Anxiety that takes over, stops them from doing in their lives what they would like to do...keeps them from having the kind of relationships they would REALLY like to have. Keeps them from being intimate, calm, quiet...patient.
I started studying with Deb Dana a year ago when I read the book "The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy". Although I had been sharing with clients how the Autonomic Nervous System impacts them all the time, this was a little bit different explanation of how our bodies respond to danger: real danger, perceived danger or imagined danger.
How the body gets into the 'habit' of reacting and the mind seems to come along for the ride - a 'ride' that can be endless and frustrating as the thoughts spin and spin and spin.
So this notion of 'befriending the nervous system' is so exciting to me. Clients and I can work so that they have practical tools or skills to befriend their nervous system and begin to manage, to slow down, to put to rest the responses that no longer serve them. The responses that get in the way - literally.
If you need some help with calming, quieting...engaging, having more energy for the good things in life, call/text me at 360-432-1236. I am pretty sure I can help.
I have been tired lately and most of my clients report the same thing: tired, uncertain, worried...what is happening? And what will happen?
As I was remarking to a friend one day that I was feeling guilty about 'resting so much' in order to take good care of myself, she remarked that maybe I was 'resting for the world'. She reflected that we all need to rest now. We all need to do the best self-care we can. Whatever that looks like for each person.
So how are you doing? Are you feeling tired and yet fighting doing what you might need the most: rest? Restore yourself. Rejuvenate. Refresh. Renew. All the 're-'words I love.
If you need help call/text me 360-432-1236. I can help.
Today life outside my little world of home, work, family seems chaotic. We are in a time of rain - BIG RAIN.
I admit I am having trouble embracing the storms outside my control. I am doing my best to focus on what is real and feels good, I am, as a friend says, 'resting for the world', and I am doing my best to live a good life, be a good person and a good therapist.
How are you embracing the storms? If you are having trouble, you are in the majority and I believe I can help. Call/text 360-432-1236! I look forward to speaking with you!