Tuesday, March 13, 2018

You Can Make A Difference: Taking that first step

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Today we are sharing a relevant article from psychologytoday.com entitled 'You Can Make a Difference: How small steps change the world.' Life can be overwhelming in general but it can be even more overwhelming when you turn on the news or check your newsfeed.

"Today’s political scene, economic markets, global pressures and climate changes could leave one wondering “What can be done?” It seems as if every day the news reports another calamity, another blow to things you may hold dear, or more escalating wars in countries where civilians are being killed by the tens of thousands. The old advice of turning off the nightly news might not work if you are constantly connected to your social media – bad news is coming in over the transom faster than you might be able to read it.'

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'In times of experiencing the “what in the world can I do?” feeling, it’s important to remember that you hold your own personal power at every moment. There are many things you control – your actions and reactions, your communication approach and what you say, your treatment of others, your choices and the steps you take. In times of powerlessness, it’s important to find every way you can to exert your positive energy and positive power. Try not to get drawn into the negativity and morass, but rather keep your head level and objective and decide what you CAN do differently. What is the one step you could take? The one thing you can control and influence? Every flap of the butterfly wings has an effect – how much more can you influence as a human being?'

When you start to think you’d be better off staying under the covers someday and just not dealing with any of it, instead resolve to get out of bed and take some of the following steps:"

  • Focus your attention on those things you can control and influence.
  • Take one small step.
  • Find someone to be nice to today.
  • Take that one step you are afraid to take.
  • Remember that life is fluid.'
If you want to read more of the article and learn in detail about each one of this author's five suggestions, please click on the original article link here. If you are feeling down or need help getting your life back on track, help in making a difference or change or are just looking for someone to talk to in confidence then call Pauliann today! You can set up your free 30-minute consultation at: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Understanding Mental Health & How I can Help

Emotional well being, psychological well being, and social well being are all dimensions of mental health, and subject to change under stress. Mental health issues are rarely the result of one event, rather, they often develop over time as the result of linked causes. For example a stressful job, a difficult relationship, or a significant trauma can cause shifts in thinking, feeling, and mood that, in turn, color our perceptions, tax our energy levels, impact our ability to function productively, and challenge our ability connect with others.

Part of my commitment to helping my clients is ensuring we are pursuing a path of happiness, health and wellbeing. Oftentimes, clients begin this process at a difficult and painful point in their lives. They are turning to therapy because they have already reached a stage where they feel overwhelmed, scared, angry, or disconnected. I help clients peel back the layers of emotional pain, which can result from a myriad of experiences. Because I take a holistic approach to therapy we will explore a variety of different practices to generate a completely personalized experience.

Together, we will explore practices aimed at guiding you inward to release pain, anger, and other difficult emotions, and at moving you forward armed with practical tools and methods for dealing with life’s crises and transitions. My training in conventional psychotherapy, integrative medicine, and mindbody practices such as mindfulness, yoga and yoga therapy, breathing practices, coaching, and healing touch, is extensive. I have a broad variety of resources and nearly 20 years of experience from which to draw in serving my clients, assisting them in easing their suffering, helping them heal, reconnecting with their truest selves and their loved ones, and thriving in their lives.

Connect with me today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com  and fill out the contact form for your FREE 30-minute consultation.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Helping to Overcome Loneliness

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Today we are sharing an article from Psychologytoday.com which in one author's opinion, shares three tips to help overcome loneliness. "Loneliness can take root deeply within you. Maybe your daily routine is punctuated by this pain emanating from an emptiness in your chest.' 

'If so, you know that you are in trouble. It is a symptom of your severed connection from humanity. But while it can instill a sense of worthlessness and hopelessness, it can also be soothed. The healing agents for loneliness are awareness, acceptance, and compassion." Want to learn how awareness, acceptance and compassion can help? CLICK HERE for the original article link.

If you are feeling lonely and looking for some professional help from a compassionate, caring life coach/therapist then contact Pauliann today at: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Six Steps to Removing Fear from Decision Making

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Today we are sharing an article from pyschologytoday.com that we feel a lot of us can relate to: fear creeping into aspects of our lives, especially when it comes to decision making. 

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"No one enters adulthood unscarred. We’ve all been burned, so we all live with fear. The difference between a fulfilled life and a stifled one is whether you are in control of your fear, or your fear is in control of you. If fear is responsible for your decisions, you’ve made your potential conditional on what fear will let you do. You’ve robbed yourself of all the possibilities that were intended for you.'

'Until you overcome your fear, whatever it is, you will be limited in your ability to share your gifts, to love, and to make the world a better place. So, don’t spend another day trapped in that prison, both jailer and jailed." (Read the entire article with one author's opinion of six suggestions to overcome fear in your decision making HERE.

If you feel stuck in your own cycle of fear and want help breaking free to be able to fully live your life, contact us today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com.  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Expressing the Inner Voice May Bring Benefits

Good morning all!!

We hope that you had a great weekend and are well-rested to start your week off! Today we want to share an article with you from Psychology Today about self talk and how it can actually be beneficial to some. "Many associate hearing voices or talking to oneself with mental illnesses like schizophrenia. And because these behaviors deviate from the norm, they make people uncomfortable. But might there be benefits to expressing inner thoughts out loud in this way?

James McConnell, an American biologist and animal psychologist, has said that talking to oneself is psychologically healthy. And neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, in her book My Stroke of Insight, argues that speaking out loud makes the mind more focused, and even calls it “a powerful instrument.” To continue reading the rest of the article and learn more about positive self talk visit the link here.  

For many, even the thought of therapy is daunting. But the outcome is life changing, and the first step is simple—calling for your free 30-minute consultation. CLICK HERE to get started today and let Inner Passages Therapy guide you to a better self.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Are You Considering a Complementary or Integrative Health Approach?

Here at Inner Passages Therapy we strive to achieve a holistic approach to health. From a holistic perspective, understanding the energy systems involved in the various dimensions of our lives: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual-allows us to target specific issues, symptoms, areas of discomfort that require attention.

You may have been wondering what is complementary or integrative practice? If you have questions and want to learn more about the differences between the two and how they can possibly help you...you're in luck! Typically, "the terms complementary and integrative refer to the use of non-mainstream approaches together with conventional medical approaches." But there are some differences. Take a look at this article from The National Center for Complementary And Integrative Health to find answers to some commonly asked questions regarding the two.

At Inner Passages, I offer Reiki and healing touch — energy therapies which involve the non-invasive use of my hands and heart-centered intention, to clear, energize, and balance my clients’ energy fields. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship that can facilitate the client’s health and healing. The goal is always to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, so the client is in an optimal, receptive position to self-heal.

To learn more about the services offered visit: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Meditation: It Can Make You Feel Better

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Good morning!

Today we are sharing an older, but relevant article from Time.com entitled 'This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better. In the article it mentions how after only four days of meditation training, people reported feeling 21% less pain than before! As you know, we are advocates for meditation as part of integrative therapy and medicine. This article talks about a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that meditation accomplishes this differently from other pain-relievers, like opiates. “This ancient technique that’s been around for thousands of years is reducing pain through novel mechanisms, ways we’ve never seen before,” says study co-author Fadel Zeidan, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.' To continue reading more and find out how meditation and mindfulness could be the answer to relieving some of your pain visit: http://time.com/4263383/mindfulness-meditation-pain/?iid=sr-link1

If you are looking for someone to talk to and help you gain a plan for healing please contact us at: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/. I am a licensed integrative, holistic therapist serving Montgomery County, Maryland and surrounding areas with focuses on the entire self and well being. Contact me today for your free 30-minute phone consultation!