This is one of the easiest techniques I use to help my clients (and myself!) when feeling overwhelmed. It helps to lower the heart rate, calm the body and mind, and decrease anxiety. It helps with panic attacks as well (which comes in pretty handy when you're in the middle of a pandemic.)
This technique is called Square Breathing. Check it out!
Well, it finally happened. I switched over to online sessions. And it's actually not too bad. I miss seeing everyone in person, but for now it's so great to be able to stay connected and continue the work! Come say hi on my FB page, and check out my new home office in this quick video I made. Stay healthy!
To be honest, this quote kind of creeps me out. Along the same lines, therapist and author David Richo writes, "Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us." I'm not sure I agree with that either, at least not wholeheartedly, even though there's a sign with that saying hanging in my office.
What I do absolutely LOVE is the idea that wounds can be redeemed. That a seed of hope can grow into happiness, health, and healing; blossoming despite or even from our hardest moments.
Sometimes we need to nurture those beautiful seeds of forgiveness, grace, and love. I love being the person to whom my clients can show their deepest wounds, and helping them not just heal, but flourish.