I am a Mesoamerica-Indigienous therapist. My life exposed to intersecting oppressions has led me to the work of ancestral healing.
Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
Everyone’s life contains multiple significant ‘upheavals and uncertainties,’ which should thus be accepted as normal, contrary to conventional wisdom.
The bottom line is that depression is worse than mere sadness or being in a "bad mood." The hallmark of severe depression, is "an inclination to despair" and the inability of many people to feel anything whatsoever. The "soul of depression"
I have suffered from a few panic attacks, but I already seem to have eliminated them. I don't focus on the feeling anymore, I just allow the physical sensations to come and go. Get already notice your physical anxiety sensations and soon they will not manifest as strongly. You wil catch the invasive thoughts when they pop in, which helps you stop (or slow) any circle or spiral.
Our thoughts and feelings go hand-in-hand. The crucial insight of cognitive therapy is that by changing how we think, we can’t change our feelings and behaviors.
EMDR is a sophisticated, highly integrative treatment that draws from a variety of theoretical orientations. It is experiential and client centered, with the goal of assisting clients to reprocess and heal from their dysfunctional storage of trauma-based material. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Hakomi is an integrative method that combines Western psychology and body-centered techniques with mindfulness principles from Eastern psychology. Hakomi takes into account that we carry our memories and traumas and feelings in our physical bodies. The way mindfulness is utilized here maintains its integrity as a profound experience that reconnects the client and therapist to their true and common humanity. It is when an individual feels truly joined by another on their healing journey.