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    Tapping your way to health. Using acupressure points to supercharge your therapy.

    When I first learned about tapping or eft, I learn that it was the stimulation of the endpoints of meridians that moved the stuck energy in the body and rebalanced the system. This made sense to me because I had experienced acupuncture and sort of understood the way it worked. The eastern view of dis-ease and medicine is that when the body becomes unbalanced, a disease is a result. I use tapping and teach clients how to do it themselves because it’s an effective treatment to reduce symptoms of depression anxiety, and phobias, but can also be used in therapy to treat limiting beliefs and install positive affirmations. Chinese medicine…

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    The Science of Energy Psychology

    Energy psychology is the blanket term for a group of therapeutic self-help methods, based in the idea that you can reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, activate stress reducing genes, normalize aberrant brainwave patterns and increase serotonin, endorphins and other pleasure oriented neurotransmitters. This has been researched in clinical populations including veterans, survivors of genocide, and survivors of natural disasters. The energy refers to Meridians, Chakras and the biofield of the body Tapping works on the meridian system. It’s like acupuncture without needles. HBLU stands for healing from the body level up. A mind-body healing modality that finds unconscious interference patterns and allows you to release them with a…

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    Adult attachment and relationships

    The quality of adult relationships hinges on a number of factors including adult attachment. Do you ever look at the couples around you and wonder how they stay together? I’m impressed by couples who seem to navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and commitment to their relationship. A lot of couples aren’t so happy. Many have a difficult time because of outside circumstances or situations of their own making. Relationships are hard because we each bring our own unique perspective and psychology to them. We each believe our perspective is the correct one and we each feel like what we give is more significant than what we get in…

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    Avoidant attachment in relationships

    [et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Avoidant Attachment People with an avoidant attachment style give the impression that relationships aren’t important to them. They see themselves as fiercely independent and tend to prefer many casual relationships to one serious one. They can be dismissive and drive people away with their avoidance of intimacy. They worry they will be trapped in a relationship or miss a better opportunity. They are relieved when their partner wants to keep things casual and may not even have much reaction to seeing their partner flirt with other people. Although they may seem callous, internally they are craving a stable loving relationship. They push people away to avoid the pain…

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    Anxious Attachment and Relationships

    Anxious attachment People with an anxious attachment style worry their love won’t be there when they need them. This fear drives their anxiety. They rely on constant contact and affirmation from their partner. They have keen instincts about relationships and a sixth sense about disappointment or waning interest. They tend to be preoccupied with their social media, checking voicemail, email and texts with great frequency. They may want to text you to stay connected through the day. They are prone to feelings of jealousy because they are insecure that they can rely on their partner to stay faithful. While it may appear on the surface that people with anxious attachment…

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    Attachment and Relationships

    Intimate relationships are the foundation of life. Through them, we learn who we are, how to see the world, and how to interact with people. The ability to form and exist in relationship with other people determines the success of families, couples, careers, and society. From the time we are babies we are biologically driven to stay close to our caregivers. This closeness is necessary to insure survival. At the biological level close proximity assures that food, safety, shelter, and comfort will all be delivered as quickly as possible when the infant cries out. The more attuned the mother is to the babies needs, the less discomfort the baby endures…

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    Mental health awareness blog 3

    May is mental health awareness month     This is the last installment of the three-part blog series.  If you’ve been following along, you’re up to 20 days of creative self-care and happiness boosting suggestions.  For more information about therapy with Tracey  20.  Stop putting so much weight on other peoples’ opinion of you. What people think has more to do with them than it does with you. Be a trailblazer. 21.  Clear the air. Burn sage to clear out old stuffy energy. 22.  Stop saying you can’t. You don’t have to justify your situation. You face many challenges in life. Don’t hang onto your limitations. 23. Meditate every day. Just 10 minutes…

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    Mental health awareness blog 2 keep the care going.

    Happy ongoing mental health awareness. All month I’ve been talking with people about adding self-care to their routine.  We’re in the 3rd installment of my blogs for mental health awareness month and I’m happy to say that clients are saying they feel better having a daily task that’s all about them. 9.  Say a positive affirmation. An affirmation is a thought you want to believe, but don’t. Start with something manageable like “I am becoming the person I want to be.” Or “things are always working out for me.” You can add and make adjustments as you go. 10.  Start your morning with a big glass of cold water. Hydrate your…

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    May is mental health awareness month

    In honor of mental health awareness month, I decided to blog a daily idea for improving your outlook and lifting yourself out of depression, sadness, anxiety, loss, betrayal, or anger.  Frequently the focus of mental health is actually illness.  I want to direct the conversation toward health, positivity, and self love. So here is this weeks list.  Stop comparing yourself to other people. You are unique and unlike anyone else. When you compare yourself, you ignore your inner self and limit your self-expression. Be you. Set goals for yourself.  Every day.  Set one small goal to be happy. Keep yourself always moving forward. Smile in the mirror. Yes. Smile at yourself.  It will make…