Here’s the deal: since when we’re in a trauma response, it’s nearly impossible to accurately describe what we’re feeling, (what’s hurting, what’s just been triggered, etc) Somatic approaches to getting our needs met allow us to get the help we need without struggling to say why. Did you know that in nature, primates cross their […]

Therapy Tips: Sensory and Somatic Self-Soothing

Something we’ve been talking about a lot in sessions is worrying about things before they happen. I feel like this is especially relevant during this season, so I wanted to share a couple thoughts. If I’m going to be really honest, this is something I totally struggle with, and it makes it hard to stay […]

Pre-Worrying: Please Excuse My Great Aunt Sue

You might be wondering how to set your goals in a manageable way. You want the goals to be a stretch, just outside your reach, but not so far that they feel unattainable. If they’re too lofty, there’s a strong chance you’ll get down on yourself for no being able to reach them… Remember the […]

Setting (and Managing!) Healthy Goals

How often do you find yourself saying things like “sorry for being late”? We tend towards being negative and self-deprecating, always coming from a place of lack and negativity. We’re not good enough, we’re not strong enough, all that stuff. Wanna know my favorite magic trick? Swap “sorry” for “thank you”–for instance, “thank you for […]

Simple Swaps: Saying “Thank You” Instead of “I’m Sorry”