Whatever your imbalance is, the goal of the individual therapy is GROWTH, EMPOWERMENT, and increasing your EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ). Whether it is anxiety, depression, addiction, heartache, low sense of self, etc. - we will work as a team to get very clear on what is happening inside of you, get specific on your goals and desires, and then develop a specific regimen designed just for what you need. The Overall Goal: Creating your own Emotional Regimen™ designed around the concept of Internal and External Self-Care and Proactive and Reactive Self-Care.
I always tell my clients that if there is one thing I want them to get from their counseling is the ability to do Internal Self-Care.
INTERNAL SELF-CARE: This is you, just you, within your own mind and body, taking care of yourself. This is empowerment and trust within yourself to provide yourself with whatever is needed when you are riding a triggered wave.
EXTERNAL SELF-CARE: This is what you do AFTER attempting some Internal Self-Care. It is simply going outside of yourself for support, whether it is asking for help, making a request, or just wanting to vent.
It is simple: REACTIVE self-care is taking care of yourself when you are triggered in any given moment. Being able to make the You-Turn and use your tools to self-regulate.
PROACTIVE self-care is taking care of yourself in a proactive way. This is one of the key benefits of an Emotional Regimen™ - you take care of your emotions every day, even when you feel awesome. Do you stop exercising just because you feel healthy? Take care of your emotions just as you would your body!
Whatever is blocking you from coming to counseling is usually what needs to be healed. ~ Aimee:)
What we think, we become.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. ~ Alice Walker
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw
In life there is no real safety except for self-belief. ~ Madonna
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back. ~ Babe Ruth
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Incorporated throughout this process is the idea of GETTING GROUNDED as a whole person. Grounding is to your emotional structure what stretching is for your physical structure. It is needed daily, to ensure that the mind and emotions are being acknowledged, maintained, and sustained in the most healthy, effective way. This can be done through various body modalities, including yogic pranayama breathing exercises, Qi Qong, and T'ai Chi. This is also done through various mental and emotional exercises, with the focus on getting very specific with one's needs, wants, resources, and abilities - to truly know and feel "grounded" in one's self in all aspects of life. Through these body-mind exercises, individuals learn basic and deeper ideas of feeling GROUNDED: from communication skills to practicing how to be in - and savor - each moment.
As my children grow, so do I as a mother and a therapist. I am clear on one thing: it is never too early to start building a strong foundation of self-confidence within your child. I specialize in helping kids of all ages to learn a sense of self-care and self-trust, so they can increase their street smarts and emotional intelligence.
The Emotional Regimen™ is an empowering growth process based on the integration of traditional and holistic ideas and methods, with the goal to create a proactive and reactive go-to regime customized for each individual - one that looks at the whole person in an assertive, compassionate, logical way and has the intention to increase emotional intelligence.