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Altri che sono quelli in cui ci sente un po’ come a casa.
Altri ancora che sentiamo nostri, come se ci fossero stati cuciti addosso da sempre, indissolubilmente intrecciati nel profondo della nostra anima.
Ebbene, quelli più di altri son quelli che definiamo come ‘luogo sicuro’.
Ognuno dovrebbe averne uno in cui rifugiarsi e sentirsi al riparo: dai ritmi incessanti, dalle incertezze, dalle intemperie emotive e situazionali, dalle minacce.
Abituarsi a focalizzarli e risvegliarli può essere un buon rimedio per almeno due ragioni.
Rimettere in moto la componente creativa e immaginativa da un lato, affrontare con maggiore consapevolezza ostacoli o imprevisti disturbanti dall’altro.
Ché nel caos e nell’instabilità di una vita che corre veloce, succeda quel che succeda, la certezza di un ritrovo caldo e accogliente dentro di noi è sollievo e sorriso al tempo stesso.
When you are driving in bus for three hours than is the best time to watch @tarotmap video #inspiredTarotMap with Dance of the Soul Tarot. I can say that this interviews are my favorite videos on Youtube. One interesting thing that was in that conversation is that Tarot is invoking in us questions - "Question bring life!" So this morning I pick up The Shining Tribe Tarot. First there when I shuffled the cards three fall out, and then I pull another one.
Death - What am I living behind me? What identity is going away?
The Emperor, Tradition, The Lovers - What qualities do I take as support from my parents, home structure and education in my new direction?
I am on a mission to change the idea that therapy needs to take place in a stuffy office, at the same time each week.
As more and more of us live busy lives and embrace remote working, I’ve seen a need for a more flexible approach to counselling.
In my new therapy practice (launching in Summer!) I will offer an online self-booking system. You can book whenever you need to talk.
Talking with a therapist can be a brave step, my goal is to make is as easy and relaxed as possible. You can join me from wherever you are in the world. No commuting, no awkward waiting room. And no worries about what you are wearing. 😅
"Zelim da se oslobodim ovoga! Necu vise to da osecam! Dosta mi je straha, tuge, ove bespomocnosti! Hocu da sam dobro! Da sam ravnodusan-a! Da mi je svejedno. Ne mogu vise." 📣Upozorenje! Ono sto mozete procitati u nastavku, nece vam se svideti (uglavnom). 💡❤ Emocije su sastavni deo zivota. Nemoguce je ne osecati nista. Da, moguce je zabraniti sebi emocije i potiskivati ih, ali one su uvek tu. Zamislite da imate jake emocije kojih zelite da se oslobodite: STO PRE i ODMAH. Neke od njih su se talozile, skrivale mesecima, godinama i sada odjednom treba da vam je - SVEJEDNO kad vam je NESTO ili NEKO VAZAN, kad nesto opazate kao PRETNJU, OPASNOST, BEZIZLAZNOST, NEPODNOSLJIVO. Normalno je da tada imate jake emocionalne reakcije poput #anksioznost#bes#depresija#ljubomora#mrznja 🚦Tehnika semafora - zamislite vase emocije kao semafor. Prvo imamo crveno 📈 kada vase emocije ispoljavate i dozivljavate intenzivno, preplavljujuce i imate potrebu da odreagujete agresivno ili se povucete kad treba da odreagujete.
Zuto je ono sto radimo kroz terapiju. Polako razumevamo svoje emocije, ponasanja koja ih prate, kognicije koje uticu, kao i bioloske, genetske, i uticaje sredine, svesno i nesvesno koje utice na vas. Emocije ne rade na #on i #off
dugme. Menjamo sve 🔺️ - osecaje, reakcije, misli.
Zeleno je ono sto zelimo da osecamo na kraju poput #ljutnja#tuga#nezadovoljstvo#neprijatnost#zabrinutost#zdravaljubomora
Taj put je nekad dug. I nekad je korak napred, nazad dva. I desavace se crveno. Do kraja zivota ponekad. 🔖To je vazno osvestiti i prihvatiti kao mogucnost. Ne ocekujte da uvek dobro odreagujete, da vise nikad ne osetite anksioznost, depresiju, da vise nikad ne dozivite napad panike. Nismo robot. Mi smo ljudi. Ljudi osecaju sve sto treba da osecaju, ljudi grese i nesavrseni su. I mi mozemo to da menjamo. Samo ako sebi dozvolimo da razumemo otkud, zasto, kako.
Nemamo 🔮 da znamo da li cemo ikad vise biti lose i/ili kada ce nam se dogoditi nesto lose (a hoce - to je prirodni tok zivota), ali imamo 🧠, ❤ i 💪 da se nosimo sa svime sto dolazi i sto nam se desava, oko nas i u nama.
"In a study of couples who spent time getting to know each other, looking at each other’s top ten favorite songs actually provided fairly reliable predictions as to the listener’s personality traits.
The study used five personality traits for the test: openness to experience, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness and emotional stability.
Interestingly, some traits were more accurately predicted based on the person’s listening habits than others. For instance, openness to experience, extraversion and emotional stability were the easiest to guess correctly. Conscientiousness, on the other hand, wasn’t obvious based on musical taste. Also, Research on the effects of music during exercise has been done for years. In 1911, an American researcher, Leonard Ayres, found that cyclists pedaled faster while listening to music than they did in silence.
Who are you? • My name is Marissa. I'm a 22 year old college student. I've been riding horses for around 17 years although not all of it was specifically english or specifically western. I own four horses myself while my dad owns two. I own a palomino paint named Artax, who I've raised and trained since he was two and a half. Art is my first horse and I got him four years ago. I've rescued two miniatures,a gelding Samwise Gamgee and a mare Sonata, and have a friesian mare, Ester, who I took off a friends hands. Ester is actually the first horse completely under my name and not jointly owned with my dad. Dad is the one who owns the two drafts, a belgian/QH premarin trail horse named Idalia and of course, the rescue shire mare Epona. • I'm currently going to a therapist who has credentials in LPC, CHT, Dreamwork, Holographic Memory Resolution and EFP. We call her L on this account to keep her identity anonymous as this account is not directly tied to her work or her personal life. L works with me with my fear, PTSD, GAD, depression, and BPD. I was raised with a mother who has all sorts of medical diagnosis and was not the best to live with. Amongst other things I am learning still how to trust others and be able to let things go. To not assign my self worth to the way other people see me. I definitely need to learn how to better apply the skills L teaches me to my everyday life and that is what I write about on this account as well. L uses horses and animals during her sessions to emphasize lessons and this has helped me greatly. • Epona is a horse I have great guilt about and absolutely indecisive emotions for. She is the one who affects my emotions the most when I am around her and it really influences the way I've been seeing my other horses lately, which is why we will be working with her more often. I am not allowed to work with her completely by myself, I always have someone behind the scenes keeping an eye on us to assist should things get dangerous for me or if my emotions get too intense. They are there for support. Because of this, I can only really work with Epona when it lines up with someone else's schedule.
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If you're in therapy, you know exactly what this means. lol. If you aren't in therapy, then I'm here to tell you that it's SO normal to sometimes feel emotionally drained after session.
After a very deep session, I will often tell my clients to go very very easy on themselves, because they just ran an "emotional marathon." When we go hard at the gym, we make sure we recover. It's the same thing with a deep or difficult therapy session. You need mental/emotional rest.
It's also important to know that therapy can feel really good even after we've felt some heavy feelings. Often we can feel relief, lightness, calm, curiosity, connection, and contentment.
Even though I'm a therapist, I still regularly go to my own therapy. It's something I don't hide and share willingly. AND, some days even I have "emotional marathons" and need to go home after a session, cuddle up in some blankets, drink tea, and just self soothe and take care of myself.
Can you relate to this image? What's your favourite way to rest and recover after a difficult therapy session?