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Creative Living

At Innovative Counseling we view psychology as a creative process where people learn to become aware of, acknowledge, and solve their problems in their own way. The therapist encourages and supports the patient through the interaction of behaviors, emotions, mind, and body expression. By using heuristic words, we don’t make suggestions, set directives, give covert demands, commands, or interpretations in the conventional sense. Instead, we guide. Heuristics, as defined by Webster’s dictionary, means “to invent or discover: helping to discover or learn.”

I use Ernest Rossi’s technique called The Four-Stage Creative Cycle, which encourages my clients to notice what they are experiencing, explore their emotions and memories, explore possibilities of healing and problem solving, and how to reframe their symptoms and problems into creative inner resources to be developed further. I am there to support. They are reclaiming their lost power by finding their answers within for themselves while being supported and reminded of their inherent ability to create new pathways toward health and well-being.

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Reduce Stress to Reduce your Anxiety and Depression

Many of us are experiencing stress. If you have tired adrenal glands, you may not be able to handle stress well. Here are some symptoms of adrenal stress and some simple ways to reduce stress so you can feel better and healthier.

  • Wired and tired
  • General fatigue, needing coffee in the morning to get going
  • Poor focus or “brain fog”
  • Depression, lack of motivation
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Impulsiveness
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Anxiety or panic
  • PMS
  • Feeling better only after exercise or in extreme cases feeling exhausted after exercise

Here are some quick easy ways to support your adrenal glands… Continue reading

Keys to Successful Therapy

What can you expect from therapy? People are looking for change.  I have abandoned rigid techniques for a much more successful approach. Listening is so important as the world has become so fast and distractable. As I listen to people’s concerns and perspectives, I believe that being heard and understood is paramount to success in therapy and in life.

In my office I am honored to have people open up and expose their fears, abuse, desires and conflicts. They want to be happy and more content. People are intrinsically motivated to change,the motivation is sometimes hidden.

As I… Continue reading

Is Your Life Out of Balance?

Does your life need balancing? Is exercise part of your life balancing routine? Balance is what I believe is one of the most important things in life. Not extreme exercising or weight loss programs or changes in any area in your life but gradual and enjoyable movement toward balance.

In his book, The 20 Minute Break, Dr. Ernest Rossi tells you how to recognize your natural rhythms so you can avoid stress and learn how to maximize your performance and health.

If you continue to ignore your need to take a break you can experience more and more… Continue reading

How to Heal Trauma and Anxiety

Trauma is held within the body. Although trauma can feel deep and overwhelming, there are successful ways to treat trauma and often what is associated anxiety.

Recent neuroscience research shows the best treatment for trauma involves movement. Yoga and breathing are fantastic ways to connect yourself to active healing.

Talk therapy and journaling are  also very effective ways of allowing for compassion and insight into the traumatic event. Some type of movement and inner awareness are essential keys to healing.

Deep feeling comes when you are not talking but being present and aware of… Continue reading

What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What can you learn from your dreams? Dreams allow us to process important information or events that we are working through in our daily life but may not be aware of what the problem or solution is. Dreams bring a deeper awareness to our lives and help us to sort through conflicts or desires that are kept below our conscious thinking during our busy daily lives.

Dreaming is the communication bridge between our conscious and unconscious mind, helping us to create a more full and purposeful life.

Dreams let us play out painful or puzzling emotions or experiences in a… Continue reading

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