I am a counselor, and I see how hard it is everyday for my clients and others in my personal life to deal with depression and anxiety. I myself have anxiety, I use holistic approaches to deal with it rather than medication. I plan to blog about what works for me so far as well as coping skills for anyone who can benefit. I am always challenging myself with new adventures, have many hobbies to help me. I play sing and play the guitar in a band. We are called End of Story, we play rock and roll mainly. I run about 20-30 miles a week, this is critical for me. I have a two year old German Shepherd who runs with me and owns me. Recently, I am looking to challenge myself with mountain running. Hiking/backpacking reminds me how small I am. I am raising three teenagers who are pretty outstanding. My husband is my rock, a true music man. He teaches me everyday. Thank you for following.
Welcome, lately I have been listening to the struggle of social anxiety. This is such a double edge sword. We need socialization to survive, it’s a process of working together as a community. Socialization is learned not something we are born with. That being said, some of us have extreme anxiety when we are in … Continue reading Social Anxiety and the Ring
Welcome to Inner Healings Counseling blog, I am so glad you are here. There are many types of abusive relationships, verbal/emotional, physical, sexual, mental/psychological, financial, and cultural. How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship? This is defined as a pattern of behavior, used by someone who seeks to gain power and … Continue reading Innovator of the Abusive Relationship and the Witching Stain
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. I want to be able to give you some direction on what to do if the thoughts of suicide start up again. You have more power than you feel. If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 only if you are a Veteran. Text: HOME … Continue reading Shakedown of the Suicidal Thoughts Anchor
Anxiety can be overwhelming. Many people turn to medications. Mostly, in my time as a counselor I have seen this add to more complicated issues. Medication is time limited and a band aid. Real relief from anxiety comes with daily practice of coping skills. A solid commitment to get to therapy weekly. Figure out what … Continue reading Fear Faced