I have been guilty of just wanting people to change so that I could stop feeling so unsafe around them...obsessing over their every move...judging their lifestyle...
We can't always control the circumstances that keeps us in close vicinity to people we wouldn't normally choose to be around but we can choose how we let our judgements of others control our sense of safety or comfortablility. "Negativity" is just the contrast of "positivity" and a true revelation of how we courageously deal with our own projections and reflections in others.
We know that there is a common misconception that you don't have the money or time to go to therapy... that's why at the Arizona Center for Marriage & Family Therapy we offer services at a discounted rate during evenings and weekends as well. Give us a call today (480) 900-2874 to schedule your appointment.
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Please join us on this deep healing journey. Save the date if you are interested in our next gathering on Saturday, November 3. This is an optimal and potent time to do deep work. With Venus retrograde in Scorpio we are called to the deep waters of unresolved wounds and memories from the past around our sexuality and power. If you have not experienced this womb clearing process, I invite you to consider attending this beautiful gathering of women. When women gather and come together we change and heal the world. “I want to thank you so much Leti for creating an organizing this event at your home. It’s been three months, and I feel so much lighter and have been able to make changes in my life. I released and healed very difficult events in my childhood. The ceremony assisted me to love myself again or for the first time. I recommend and urged other woman to attend your workshops. Thank you”
Sarah G. #spiritualwarrior#womensupportingwomen#letistiles#wombwellness#wombhealing#wombclearing#sexualhealing#healingtrauma#womenempowerment#womenhelpingwomen
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Pam Robinson’s “Emotional Liberty” can help you identify your emotional clutter and learn to let it go. For your chance to win one FREE copy: 1. Follow IHA on Instagram/Facebook 2. “Like” this post 3. Tell us what activity makes you feel like you’re “soaring” in the comments!
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Our upcoming training year in Spain: FURTHERING SOLIDITY AND CONTAINMENT will beging November 5th, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Gerona, Spain) 90' north Barcelona 😍
💎 Yet another year we are excited and grateful for the interest that our program creates.
💎 We will welcome a group of 50+ students of 19 different nationalities coming from the Americas, Asia, and across Europe.
💎 Most trainees are seasoned practitioners of various walks. We also welcome anybody willing to commit to their own personal process.
💎 This particular year we will be working with:
✔️ Embodiment and Boundaries in Process Facilitation
✔️ The solid ground of our being
✔️ The Hysteric Character Structure
And much more! 💥 If would like to receive more information about this training year or our offerings in general, please contact us at [email protected]
💥 We still can make room for a couple more trainees this year, so do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.
A safe space to find your tribe. A space to heal, connect, serve and grow. ⠀
Journey & Wellness Women is for ALL women who are seeking betterment, healing, connection and growth in all areas of their lives. Take time for YOU as we guide you through breath and imagery work that will leave you feeling a greater sense of peace and radiance. ⠀
We will walk you through a program to suit your needs in building self confidence, improving relationships, healing from anxiety, trauma and betrayal and so much more. Each course will conclude with an amazing guest presenter or creative activity to stimulate your creativity and inspire you to live to your fullest potential! ⠀
Join myself and Mele as we guide you on a JOURNEY to greater WELLNESS that will lead you to living your best lives, that you deserve🙏❤️⠀
Our LAUNCH PARTY happens on November 16th at 6:30-8pm at Vitalize
My first week living in Ubud, Mother Bali has gifted me a crash course in deep healing, self love and awareness.💗 Yesterday I attended a business chakra meetup hosted by @melaniemidegs on the throat chakra. Through the discussion I had an awakening moment as I realized that for most of my 20’s I was so empty inside suppressing years of pain from past trauma that I became addicted to sex and what I perceived at the time to be 'love.' I unconsciously searched for someone to fill the void of love within me, hoping they’ll love me this way because I couldn’t even entertain the thought of loving myself. Self love?! I remember one time asking myself wtf that even meant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve held onto years and years of shame for the ways I acted out not realizing it was an actual addiction I wasn’t conscious of. I was completely unaware of the deep pain I was experiencing, but now I have the freedom to forgive myself and have compassion for my younger self who was completely lost, guarded, scared and just wanted to be loved unconditionally. Melanie said shame is the lowest vibration we can hold onto and is connected to the throat chakra. If we hold onto shame, we hold ourselves back in every area of our life. I now see how the unhealed shame played a role in every area of my life.
With this awareness, comes deep gratitude for Mother Bali, Melanie & @explorewithcasey for introducing me to her. I feel the layers peeling away that have kept me stuck and held back for far too long now. For the first time in 31 yrs, I can express with full honesty that I truly love, honor & forgive myself. I'm excited to know the divine woman I’m becoming & for you to know her too.💁🏻♀️
This is a vital conversation we're not having so I’m holding a safe space for us all to release, open our throat chakras and share vulnerably here. If there's anything you want to share or may need guidance on, I'd be honored to witness you in sharing your story.🙏🏻✨ #heallovethrive
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New yoga class starting today at @narayanayogaproject, 12-1pm Vinyasa! I always teach my classes through a trauma-informed lens, meaning that I use invitatory cues, encourage you to make choices in your movements based on how your body is feeling, and don’t give hands on assists.
If you can’t make this one, I’ll also be teaching Candlelight Flow & Restore tonight at @loomyoga 7:30-8:45!
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Good Day and Happy Friday!! ~
Anyone else have a hard time getting up this morning? It just felt toooooo good underneath my warm blankets!! 😌
It’s Friday... yay! Or in other words, Friyay! I’m excited for the weekend because I have 1 thing planned—relaxation! 😊
Also, don’t miss your chance to sign up for November’s Intuitive Eating program! Link is in the bio 👆🏽
Triangle and Blobby’s biggest fears. Triangle grew up in a fundamentalist evangelical family and never felt like she measured up. Blobby grew up in extreme domestic violence and tried to protect her mom, but always worried she wouldn’t succeed, and therefore end up completely alone. What are the deepest fears of your inner children?
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If my life were a book it’d be an epic novel. If my life were a puzzle it would’ve been presented to me with some essential missing pieces. My health condition was a mystery that came to light in chunks.
First I learned that those nauseous spells that followed with confusion and forgetfulness that I’ve had since childhood were SEIZURES.
Second, I learned that my seizures were NON-EPILEPTIC meaning they do not stem from a neurological signal in my brain but a Psychological Trauma.
Third, I’d spent years focusing on my triggers, symptoms and all the different faces of my condition. I created a Holistic plan for my health and was able to have a few months free of seizures at most. Yet I knew I was missing an essential piece in my healing process.
Fourth, I searched, prayed, mediated for an answer, to be lead to my original trauma. And last year the missing chunk in my life story was given light. The darkness I’d been running from. The memories I buried erupted like a volcano. I felt my trauma deep within my body. I knew my trauma. And I went through a period of denial. I didn’t want to believe I experienced that sexual trauma at such a young age. I didn’t want to believe this person would do this to me. I couldn’t accept it for the longest. The more I denied my trauma the more seizures I would experience. And the seizures were filled with sensations of this trauma, feelings of being violated and lots of emotion. To this day about 75% of my seizures are me reliving the trauma.
As I do have many days and moments where I absolutely hate my seizures I do sometimes see them as a blessing in disguise. If I never started to question those nauseous feelings that left me in deep confusion I would’ve never discovered my seizures and sexual trauma. I would’ve never seen how desperately I was in need of healing. I wouldn’t have known how deeply I was hurting. And I would’ve never been this Massage Therapist and Holistic Life Coach you see before you today. I wouldn’t know and love myself the way I do now. So I’m grateful for this blessing in disguise and I’m no longer hiding my truth.
@Regran_ed from @theglobalsisterhood - YOUR VOICE IS THE HEALING THIS WORLD NEEDS // In this time of great injustices coming to the surface of our collective awareness, one thing is certain. Your voice has the power to uplift, transform, and heal... even more than you know.
We are silent no more, because our words of encouragement and support can help to heal the heart of a sister, in all her depths.
We are speaking up because we want accountability, and because the pressure building up within us is becoming too much for one to bear.
We are not in this alone, and we aren't meant to be.
So, courageously, we are sharing.
We are holding one another.
And thank Goddess.
Because it is TIME.
Your truth, and your wise words of support, can literally change the world.
Sister, share your voice with us.
In the comments, tell us something you want to vocalize.
We are here with you to hold you deeply through it all.
In love and solidarity,
The Global Sisterhood Team
Tonight’s Talent Show at Joshua Station was so beautiful. The community love + support was energizing and uplifting; the internal strength + healing was on display for our resilient kids/teens; and the artistic expression was inspiring. I love my job & I love sharing life with homeless families in our city. ❤️✨
To all you love warriors out there who have been feeling the intensity of the times we are in,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I feel you, I hear you, I see you⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know how hopeless it can all feel⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Like it's just too much to take on⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where do we even begin? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We turn within⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We look within our own hearts and minds⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We look in our own life and ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Allow the breakdown ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Allow the darkness ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Go deep within⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let it all crumble⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So we can build again⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Build from a place of knowing who we Are⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
From being deeply aligned with our Core⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Knowing what matters most⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fiercely standing in our truth⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Unapologetically showing up and declaring⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What we will and will not tolerate any longer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In our lives⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In our relationships⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the world around us⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It is your time⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your time to ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It all must breakdown⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In order for us to⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Embrace your breakdown and trust⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It is happening for you...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sending you massive love and comfort as you bravely journey into the depths of your own inner being to shatter through the old and create anew.
You are not alone.
We are in this together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💞TAG your Soul Sisters who are bravely walking with path with you and might need this reminder today. 💞⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yes to all of this.
Caption written by @refugeingrief:
When I first moved to Oregon, I shared my widowed status easily – with people I would never see again. The man at the door at that estate sale? He mentioned the woman holding the sale was a widow. I said, “I am too.” The workers training for fast water rescues down where I took the dog for walks? No problem: “Thank you for your work. My husband died in a river just like this. Thank you for being here.”
These days, I’m more likely to state the fact of Matt’s death as a personality sorting tool. How someone responds to my disclosure tells me a lot about who they are.
I’m always so relieved when someone new receives this news gracefully, kindly – neither dismissing it nor leaning in for more information than our relationship warrants.
Do you have people in your life who don’t deserve to know about your grief or who you’ve lost?
I’m talking about the people who might respond to this delicate information with the skill of a raging elephant – stomping around, asking questions, or worse – brushing it off like it was no big thing.
If you choose to not reveal your inner life, your broken heart, or even the cold hard facts to other people, you are not betraying the one you’ve lost. Though it feels bizarre to talk around the gaping hole in your life, to answer “I’m fine, thanks” to a routine question when you are not in any way fine, it really is a kindness to yourself.
Not everyone deserves to hear your grief. Not everyone is capable of hearing it. Part of living with grief is learning to discern who is safe and who is not, who is worthy, and who is not. Part of living with grief is also learning to discern, for yourself, your own right timing in sharing this with others.
Do you ever wish there was an island for grieving people to go to, a place where everyone gets it, and no one spouts off platitudes?
Touch is a vital aspect of our lives: the skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it is the bridge from inside to outside, from ourselves to others and the world.
Although you’re experiencing sensation all the time- your clothes, what you’re sitting on, the temperature-we usually only notice it when it’s either strongly painful or pleasant. Those of us with highly sensitive systems and histories of trauma might find touch or even awareness of sensation overwhelming and anxiety inducing. You can cultivate a positive experience of and relationship to touch by intentionally seeking pleasant sensation, such as a massage, a hug, a bath, or by trying out a session of somatic therapy.
Think of it this way: our SKIN is an EXTENSION OF OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM. As sensations are the language of the body’s wisdom, the skin is the primary mode of communicating that wisdom. Just as too much sensation at once can trigger us into fight/flight, a kind, gentle, listening touch can resource our nervous system’s ability to discern that safety feels calm and warm and fuzzy. Touch can be the window to safety, which is the foundation of finding power, healing, freedom, joy and authenticity. #somatictherapy#healingtrauma#nycwellness#touch#healingthroughtouch#therapist#trauma#cptsd#somaticexperiencing#thebodykeepsthescore#somatic#bodymindspirit#safety#healing#healer#highlysensitiveperson#healthynervoussystem#nervoussystem#neuroscience#connection#support#nyc#brooklyn
#tbt Our engagement portrait! I remember we had a huge fuss right before we met the photographer!
In the same way that being an #oldtimer is in some part just “don’t drink and don’t die” being in a #longtermrelationship - #longtermsobriety marriage has at times come down to “just don’t leave”
I want to emphasize - REALLY emphasize - in the context of this conversation that unacceptable behavior is *always* unacceptable.
But at times with a history of trauma or abuse, we have no way of knowing what is the fear or trauma talking, and what is really unacceptable.
I needed help and support to sort that out. We all do. I had to listen to that nagging little voice inside that said; what is really going on here? Is this as scary as it seems? Is there a way to have a voice in this situation in which I feel so voiceless, so helpless, so powerless?
I had to find the resources inside me to stay present *to myself* long enough to support my nervous system to sort it all out. To learn safety within my own body, my own internal ecosystem.
It's what drove me to study ancient and modern tools to clear trauma, connect to my body and my sexuality, learn what real intimacy is, and find my voice. It's what I help people #recovering people do now. It's the help I *wish* I had.
In the end, we got to 19 years of marriage by not drinking and not leaving. _____________________
#womeninrecovery, for practices and tools to create healing, wholeness connection, join me in the Serenity Sisterhood fb group! Link in bio ^
When I started this page, never did I imagine that in only two years I would reach as many as 6,000 people. I am so thankful that I have been able to connect with so many Survivors on our healing journey. Thank you for being here - STAY SAFE 💖 #supportsurvivors ~ UNITED ~
She realized her worth and the game changed🔥💥💫
It's insane how much impact situations from the past have on your perception of yourself nowadays. The subconscious mind works in mysterious ways. All I know that for the first time in my life I don't just act worthy, I also feel worthy. And this changes my entire perspective on life. It's pretty awesome I can tell you💃🏼 #healingtrauma#dancingmywaythroughlife
Photography by @gouniia
Journey & Wellness Women! Are you seeking inspiration, connection, healing and purpose? This one is for you ladies! ⠀
As women who have struggled through trials of heart ache, skin ailments, trauma and other life’s challenges, myself and Mele K. Eldredge, have strived to find ways to mental, emotional, spiritual and physical wellness. We’ve gained great knowledge, experience and healing through counciling , 12 steps, yoga, body/emotion coding, community, meditation, personal research and more. ⠀
Our personal trials have turned into some of our greatest blessings as we are now here and honored to serve YOU. ⠀
We have created a program that will guide and inspire you to betterment in all aspects of your life. ⠀
Through guided breath work, healing circles and guest presenters you will learn to overcome anxiety, turn struggles into strengths, build self confidence and awareness and improve the relationships around you. ⠀
Remember, we all have room to grow. Each one of us has an opportunity to find greatness within ourselves and to live our best lives. Come and join your tribe with Journey & Wellness Women as we thrive, connect, love and grow🙏❤️⠀
Your Journey & Wellness coaches⠀
-Kristen T. Russell and Mele K. Eldredge
Deep thoughts Thursday. Deal with your own shit, I know it's easier to avoid it, lie to yourself and tell yourself it doesn't affect you, or blame other people for your own misfortune but that doesn't help anyone. Slay your dragons and rise above.