To fully relate to one another, one must first relate to oneself. If we cannot embrace our own aloneness...we use the other as a shield (IY)
Counselor in Naperville, IL
Anxiety can be the body's response to stressful conditions. Our amygdala is like the body's smoke detector, and when the body detects that discomfort, then the system, thoughts, and body react. If that smoke detector over-fires, then we can find ways to understand the body sensations and practice affect regulation together.
Spirituality can comprise a sense of existence, belief in power, and understanding one's soul, spirit, mind, and body. There are basic needs for freedom, fun, survival, power, and security. If there are question about any of these basic needs, then we can identify how to attain those concepts while attending to the spiritual well-being.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms may present themselves after experiencing something that shocks the system beyond capacity to work through that event. Physical, mood, and body changes may occur. These things vary, and at times the intensity can make it feel like we are getting knocked off of our feet. A mindful break allows us to gently care for ourselves to help us catch our breath, attend to the mind and body while paying attention.
I enjoy pulling from several therapy approaches to meet the needs of individuals, families, and groups. This helps me tailor treatment modalities for the clients.
DBT is a therapeutic paradigm that prioritizes emotional regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and ways to improve relational effectiveness. Sometimes life can present painful circumstances that are difficult to manage. There are behavioral practices, social practice, while balancing multiple perspectives.
Sometimes thoughts and experiences contribute to suffering. ACT teaches ways to connect with thoughts and feelings and re-contextualize events so that we can behave more flexibly and mindfully.