Healthy living is based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. First your basic needs for food, water, shelter, rest, security and safety must be met before you can move to the next level. The next level is psychological needs for intimate relationships,prestige and feelings of accomplishment. Self-fulfillment needs are: reaching one’s full potential including creative activities which is the highest level of human needs according to Abraham Maslow.
At Innovative Counseling I work through all stages with the goal of reaching your highest potential.
What does the term ADD really mean? ‘ADD is the term commonly used to describe symptoms of inattention, distractibility, and poor working memory’. https://www.additudemag.com/add-adhd-symptoms-difference/
Are you concerned about yourself or a loved one because you completed a checklist and the results show that you have symptoms of ADD?
Well, many children and people will test positive on those questionnaires because life is full of stress, transition and traumas which affect the brain on a short term or long term basis.
How we respond to stressors depends on the longevity of the stressor, type of stressor and our sensitivity to stressors.… Continue reading
Is there an inner wisdom that comes from listening to your body? Can this wisdom help you to know what is right or wrong for you? Can it help you make big decisions in life?
Somatic therapy, or body therapy, is a holistic therapeutic approach that incorporates a person’s mind, body, spirit, and emotions in the healing process. It integrates ideas from traditional psychotherapy, physical therapy, and holistic treatment. The body, rather than the mind, is the foundational point for healing in somatic therapy.
Somatic therapists view the mind and body as inherently connected. What’s stored in our body… Continue reading
We have control over our brain and, therefore, our life. Sometimes it doesn’t feel that way with all of the obstacles and struggles we face throughout our lives.
However, research continues to show that we have control over our brain. Dr. Marian Diamond’s research indicates that the brain can grow as a result of experience. This is powerfully optimistic because this means that change is always possible.
Dr. Diamond’s research also identifies the most important factors for a healthy brain: diet, exercise, challenge, newness, and love, which Dr. Dawson Church discusses in his book, Bliss Brain.
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Fall in love and improve your health.
In love you are present, in the moment feeling the flow of dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin and growth hormones….a vacation from stress and fear
When you feel love your wishes and desires are being felt and realized in the moment.
Healing actually occurs when you have thoughts of love and you are filled with ecstasy and purpose. These thoughts change your chemistry and promote healing. This has been studied and verified for many years by Dr. Bruce Lipton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQa0IOjEt3k) who promotes the ideas of changing your perceptions which will actually convert your… Continue reading
These past few months with COVID-19 have been very emotionally taxing and has instilled fear and anxiety in many.
Often, psychologists rely on simple breathing techniques to help clients reduce their fears. But do they work?
The nervous system can actually move out of fear into calm by using simple breathing techniques, which can help you to calm yourself. Why do we want to calm the fear? Fear is not helpful in keeping our immune system strong.
A recent study by Dr. Joseph Dispenza showed that by decreasing your stress (e.g., cortisol levels), you can improve your defense against bacteria… Continue reading