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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

Need Mediation? Meditation Matters Too

mediationMediation is a flexible, simple, and often times quick way to fully resolve conflicts.

Whether these conflicts are family-based or professional, our mediation skills at Innovative Counseling Services (ICS) can decrease the time spent attempting to communicate through a complex issue. Our team brings you results.

ICS mediators follow and teach similar methods to those described by Tom Pronesti, a leading mediator who suggests relaxation techniques. This is why he recommends that mediators practice and teach meditation to their clients.

How can meditation help resolve conflict?

• It can help you relax during stressful days/circumstances.
• It can assist… Continue reading

Learning Mindful Eating Before Bariatric Surgery

Let’s start with what Mindfulness is.

It is deliberately paying attention, being fully aware of what is happening both inside and outside yourself — in your body, heart, and mind — and outside of yourself in your environment.

Before bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery), clients are referred to me for a psychological evaluation as part of their pre-operative testing and requirements. Some of the other requirements are: a medical examination, a visit with a psychiatrist, blood work, visits with a dietician, and six months of a medically monitored weight loss program.

Recently, two women were referred to me for psychological… Continue reading

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