BETWEEN THERAPY SESSIONS
“And the time came when the risk to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”- Anais Nin
Therapy insights come to life in this animated journal. Here you can record:
favorite relaxation exercises, inspiring poems, nighttime dream images, pictures of different parts of self, and the golden nuggets that you glean from your therapy sessions. You can write down your commitments to new actions or behaviors, and remind yourself of favorite coping tools when you’re going through a negative spiral.
Chapters to Explore
Here you can read more or watch videos that explain the different parts of the journal designed to empower you to deepen your insights and rehearse new ways of being in the world.
Build a tool box of coping mechanisms to get you through difficult times: an inner wise person or protector to dialogue with, a safe, healing space to visit, a meditation to listen to and more.
If you keep track of your dreams, or your thoughts, you’ll soon meet internal figures that you can dialogue with. Here you’ll keep a selection of images of these inter figures, and learn how to dialogue with them to work towards common goals.
Much of the therapy work focuses on the negative. But, in this section you’ll flesh out a picture of delightful new possibilities, and elevated emotions. Just as you need to practice how to tolerate and get through negative emotion, it becomes important also to practice having positive emotions and delight in dreaming up new possibilities.
Other Therapy Matters
- 5 Tips on how to talk to your daughter about her body?Recently, I came across a compelling, well written, and well-intended blog post advising people NOT to talk to their daughters about their bodies, except to teach them how it works, (like this one). It was not the first one of it’s kind- the notion that commenting on a young girl’s looks is detrimental to herContinue reading “5 Tips on how to talk to your daughter about her body?”
- On Emotions: Part 1Emotions have a natural flow that we can liken to waves. They build, crest, and then merge back into the ocean. They are events with a starting point and an end point.
- I’ve been a spiritual person all my life: Why am I still stuck?“I’m spiritual, I try to be a good person, I try to have positive thoughts, and embody all that is virtuous….I do yoga, I meditate, I eat healthfully, I’m kind to others……Why am I still unhappy? Why can’t I find a relationship that works? why do I feel stuck? I’ve tried lots of different therapies,Continue reading “I’ve been a spiritual person all my life: Why am I still stuck?”
Whether you’re interested in starting therapy with me or you’d like a copy of the Animated Journal for a therapy treatment that you’ve already started, I’d love to hear from you.