2020 is a year of ongoing changes and adjustments! And, with autumn approaching and school starting, we are in the middle of a new round of transition. Change often increases stress, overwhelm, and anxiety; if this is your experience -- we are dedicating our new blog series to you! HEALING YOUR HOLISTIC SELF will provide tips, resources, and exercises to help you feel grounded, intentional, and at peace in 5 areas of wellness: physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual. Join us today for a focus on PHYSICAL WELLNESS and stay tuned for future entries!
We are committed to implementing anti-racist policies and practices at C.H.E.R.I.I.S.H. Counseling and in our personal lives, and we’re inviting you into this process, as well. Check out this week's blog for a glimpse into some of the resources we're accessing to expand our knowledge base and practice being more intentional allies. We will not always get it right. But we must remain committed to the work.
Welcome back to our semi-regular blog series: From the Heart of a Therapist. Often, clients will ask questions that hint at the underlying uncertainty, "What do you, my therapist, really think of me?" It's normal to bring hopes and desires of being liked and appreciated into the therapy room, so related questions and uncertainties are normal, too! And this series is the perfect place to get the inside scoop on what your therapist is thinking, feeling, and experiencing as they witness your growth, courage, and journey!
Even those of us who are maintaining our overall physical health have likely come down with a case of the SHOULDs, which affect our emotional and mental health. These pesky SHOULDs haunt us into believing that we aren't doing enough, even when we are doing just fine. Keep reading for some strategies to banish these SHOULDs and nurture self-compassion!
We love a good book! This week, we're sharing our reflections on Lisa Gottlieb's "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone" and how it can help you gain insight and grow your self-compassion!