Meditation has been practiced all around the world in many different cultures for centuries. This practice has been used in multiple religions, from Christianity to Islam, Judaism to Buddhism and Hinduism. Despite meditation having its beginnings as a religious practice, it is more commonly used today as a therapeutic technique to help aid the mind and body. So, let’s take a look at meditation, what it is, and how it can be helpful in treating mental health issues such as trauma.
You spend most of your days inside and alone. From the moment you wake up in the morning, your commute into work, sitting at your desk in your office, and back to your home each night (if you even go to an office away from your home!). Isolation is setting in.
Your sensitivity levels seem extreme compared to most of your friends and family. They’re not even limited to your thoughts, feelings, or emotions, either. You’re sensitive to lights and sounds. Caffeine and medications seem to hit you a lot harder. Even after hanging out with others, you feel exhausted.
Let’s face it. The past few years have been a whirlwind. Black Lives Matters protests. The global COVID-19 pandemic. War breaking out in Ukraine. The overturning of Roe v. Wade. And mass school and public shootings. These are only a few of the recent happenings in the last few years. What’s going to happen next? How are you supposed to cope?
Sensitivity is often seen as a weakness. But the reality of the matter is that highly sensitive can often mean highly powerful. Here are some of the benefits of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
There are many therapies to help treat trauma. One you may not be as aware of is hypnosis. Hypnosis puts you in a deep state of relaxation and helps you look at trauma in a new context. It’s a safe space for you to examine your experience and how it affects you. Wondering if hypnosis can actually help heal your trauma? Let’s find out!
A pocket watch swaying back and forth. A spiral of white and black swirling and spinning. Closing your eyes. Clearing your mind. Entering a state of hypnosis. I know what you’re thinking, ‘hypnosis?!’ It’s something we see in cartoons or is sometimes even used as a premise in thriller movies. However, there’s a lot that TV and movies get wrong about hypnosis.
The holidays are finally here. For many people, that means spending more time with family members, or maybe even staying with some if you’re traveling from out of town. While the holidays are great for reconnecting with loved ones and celebrating the season, they can be difficult when you’re dealing with depression.
Anxiety can happen at any moment, and for many different reasons. Life events like work stress, global events, past relationships, social obligations, and family conflict are some of the main culprits when it comes to triggering anxiety. But anxiety can also be fueled by physical things like caffeine intake, lack of sleep, and diet. That being said, it shouldn’t be that hard to believe that hormones could play a part in your anxiety as well.
Answer the following questions with a Y (Yes) or N (No): Do you feel like you’re not good enough? Y/N Do you worry people will think you’re not smart? Y/N Do you doubt yourself? Y/N Do you hate making mistakes? Y/N Do you feel like your successes don’t mean or prove anything? Y/N If you responded with Y, or Yes, for a majority of your answers, you’re actually not alone. You’re experiencing what’s known as Imposter Syndrome.