“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?
Positive psychology offers a fresh approach to helping you strive towards better managing your stress and anxiety. Rather than merely surviving in life, it focuses on the concept of thriving.
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 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 14 years working as a therapist in mental health clinics and private practice. My innovative approach combines the healing aspects of traditional therapy balanced with assisting you in learning the skills to help you gain strength and resilience in the present moment.
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 leads 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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