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.
Anxiety is very prevalent right now. But many of my clients don’t want to rely on a prescription medication to treat their symptoms. Research shows a change in your diet may help.
There are many types of anxiety such as feelings of fear, worry and uneasiness. Each one is usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is actually minimally stressful.
Assessment and Treatment Methods
The first thing I do when seeing a new client is an interview to determine family symptoms and coping strategies. Next, I administer questionnaires to determine the… Continue reading
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
Can your mental health be affected by what you eat? Yes, there are foods that can impact your mood and psychological well-being. Can you actually feel better by eating healthy foods and staying away from processed and fast food ? The answer is absolutely!
Are you stressed and don’t have time to create a healthy meal? Try to go toward Omega 3 fats with the essential vitamins for a healthy brain and mood. Try a soup that includes spinach and other folate rich foods. Vitamin B is important for psychological well-being and a deficiency in B6 or B9… Continue reading
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs seasonally, typically more noticeably in the fall and winter months then often disappears in spring.
According to Women’s Health, although SAD may differ from one person to another, when the days become shorter and the light is less. People with SADS may feel sluggish, develop insomnia, increased desire for sugar and carb cravings with an increase in weight. Some people feel sluggish and just don’t feel motivated to get out and enjoy life as usual.
Here are some ideas to help reduce your… Continue reading
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