7 Ways to Quell Anxiety

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Quell synonyms: calm, sooth, pacify, settle, quiet, silence, allay, assuage, mitigate, moderate.

Millions of people suffer from anxiety. Many have panic attacks and have such severe anxiety that it has a major negative affect on their work, relationships and sleep. Here are 7 ways to calm and sooth anxiety, and to mitigate and moderate it. Prevention is key. Practice these 7 tips not only Continue reading

Create a Shift, Happiness is a Choice

woman pulling back cloudy dark sky to reveal blue happy sky underneath and it says happiness is a choice

This blog is for anyone that often or ever finds themselves feeling unhappy, stuck, depressed, angry or upset. Did you know you can rather easily change how you feel and create a shift in your life? Easy once you know how, and it can be as immediate as you want.

Do you remember as a child you or a sibling or friend being in a bad mood? You or someone else in your life probably made it their mission to get you or them to laugh, break a smile, snap out of it? Sure, but you may ask, what about Continue reading

Should God Be Included in Psychotherapy?

God or Psychotherapy man in beach with sun setting

~I was recently emailed by a Long Natural Health client who wrote that she is in psychotherapy with a therapist that allows her ‘to include God in the process.’ She says that psychotherapy has been very helpful to her in getting off two medications and healing her life.

She asked if I include God in my psychotherapy? The answer: “Of course, I always have. I believe that is the number one reason for my high level of success.” My sessions are as spiritually orientated as my clients allow. Separation from God/Spirit is the number one reason for all disease and unhappiness.

By ‘God and spiritual’ I don’t mean religious. Many religious approaches to God are stuck in perpetuating shame and guilt. They also worship a God that is separate from us, out there somewhere apart from us. Whereas in truth, God and Heaven are right here with us, within and all around us. Our work is to recognize our divinity and become one with it. It is our separation from our Divine whole nature that is the root of illness and suffering. All disease and suffering is simply a call to return to our divine oneness with nature and God, to Love. Psychotherapy at its best is spiritual, and an exploration and healing of Continue reading

Is Psychotherapy A Waste of Your Time? 10 Important Questions You Should be Asking!

How To Choose A Therapist That Can Actually Help You

I have been told by numerous people that they have wasted their time in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy does not have to be a waste of time. In fact, I would go as far as to say that positive psychotherapy is necessary if you want to be truly successful and happy in life. Here are the answers to the top 10 questions on how to find a good psychotherapist and why psychotherapy is not a waste of your time:

1.  Does he/she have a PhD, this degree or that? Does it matter? The only thing that matters is if he or she can help you resolve your issue effectively in a relatively short period of time. What sense is there in going to a PhD, MD or psychotherapist with a wall of degrees who is not helpful, ignorant or even harmful? Some of the greatest healers, teachers and therapists I have ever had did not have academic degrees. And I have been to some that should have had their degrees and licenses taken away. Likewise, some brilliant teachers and therapists have had PhDs and I respect them highly for their work. My suggestion: Take your eyes off the piece of paper on the wall and instead focus directly on the person in front of you. Use your intuition and your own innate intelligence; listen to what your inner sense is telling you when choosing a psychotherapist.

2.  Is the therapist experienced with, or have they suffered with the problem or issue you are seeking help for? This would be best. Of course there is no way you can expect every therapist to have suffered every problem. Just be sure they are experienced and have worked successfully with clients that have had the same or similar issues. If they have suffered from Continue reading