“What you seek is seeking you” – Rumi
Feeling like life is living you and you are not living life?
You are not alone.
These days more people than ever are feeling overburdened with stress and wondering if it is even possible to keep up. Statistics show that prescriptions for anti-depressants have gone up by 400% between the years 1988-2008. Reports of rates of obesity and substance abuse are continuing to soar across the United States. According to a Gallup poll, on average people are working well over 40 hours a week in salaried jobs. This is impacting the ability to financially maintain with continued cost of living increases.
With all this stress, no wonder so many people are feeling depressed and anxious these days!
Is there another way?
Cutting Edge Treatment
Through the use of Positive and Buddhist Psychology along with mindfulness, nutrition and yoga, you can have a fresh approach on better managing your stress and anxiety. Rather than merely surviving in life, it focuses on the concept of thriving.
Cutting edge research on the gut-brain connection explains the direct connection between our diet and overall well-being and emotional stability. Through shifts in your diet, you may be able to intimately shift how your body feels and processes stress and anxiety.
Buddhist Psychology teaches us that everything in life is impermanent; all the difficult emotions as well as emotions we deem positive. Everything is always changing and our work is to find the stability within life’s storm. Suffering is a part of life but together we can work to help you reduce your own suffering which in effect reduces the suffering in the world.
Positive psychology is the science behind positive emotions such as love, happiness and joy. It focuses attention on what is going right in the present moment rather than focusing on the wrongs of the past.
Positive psychology can help you build on your strengths while helping you keep mindful attention on the present moment. When used in conjunction with mind/body/spirit practices and traditional therapy, it can help you with strengthening your resilience to stress both at work and home.
Benefits of Positive Psychology increase levels of happiness both in our personal and professional lives.
Shawn Achor, a Positive Psychology researcher, found that people who practiced skills of positive psychology such as daily gratitude and meditation were shown to be 31% more productive in the workplace. The brain has been shown to be more productive when positive than when in a negative, neutral or stressed state.
Stephanie’s style – Bringing together an integrative mind/body/spirit approach
Through the use of Buddhist and Positive psychology, traditional therapy practices, yoga, mindfulness and nutrition, I offer a unique perspective to the healing of stress and anxiety. My career spans over 15 years working as a therapist in mental health clinics and private practice.
My innovative approach utilizes the cutting edge research on the gut-brain connection which intimately connects diet to overall well-being and emotional stability. While this research is widely publicized in periodicals through PubMed and all the leading medical schools and clinics across the country it is yet to be integrated into mainstream treatment for mental health. I am able to offer this approach due to my specialization both as a licensed clinical social worker as well as a nutrition coach.
Through the use of mindfulness, yoga and nutrition our work will be integrative; offering you a guide map to better understanding the connection between your mind, body and spirit.
This integrative approach will help you heal the past while building a happier and healthier personal and professional life in the present. This integrative approach focuses on building resilience leading to an ability to thrive rather than merely survive!
Individual sessions can be used in conjunction with Anchoring Resilience, an integrative health program for stress management. In this way, you are able to meet with Stephanie individually to gain deeper understanding of the root of your personal and workplace stress.
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