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A new life perspective: Words of a client to himself

The New Life Perspective “Accept what happened and what you went through as a part of personal growth only. It’s now time to let go of resentment and put the past where it belongs …. behind you, and look ahead. I know the responsibilities are unbelievably overwhelming. I have faith…. I believe in you. Accept what you do. Be grateful …. It’s what you were meant to do…. Your destiny and purpose. Everything happens for reasons. You may not realize it now but you will eventually. You’ve been so lucky and blessed in your life…. Be thankful, no matter what …Read More

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: Treating PTSD

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been found to be very helpful in treating PTSD, stress, anxiety, trauma, bullying, depression, low self esteem and low confidence. It is also a  useful way to explore and build healthy relationships within a couple, a family or a group that interacts together. This type of therapy is very different than traditional “talk therapy” and involves a client interacting one on one with a horse or several horses. The horse becomes part of the therapy. The focus is on developing a bond and trust in order that the client can begin to feel safe and explore their …Read More

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT)

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is an empirically supported humanistic treatment that arose out of the theoretical integration of research on psychotherapy with ideas from constructivist psychology, emotion theory, and attachment theory. It views emotions as centrally important in the experience of self and others, in both adaptive and maladaptive functioning, and in therapeutic change. From the EFT perspective, change occurs by means of emotional awareness and arousal, regulation of emotion, reflection on emotion, and transformation of emotion taking place within the context of an empathetically attuned relationship. In EFT an important goal is to arrive at the lived experience of …Read More

Equibow and Equine Reiki available

Equi bow for horses can: Facilitate the peak performance of horses. Release the physical blocks preventing effective riding. Improve your connection and relationship to horses. Help you Experience the joy of helping others. Help you learn the art of healing in a gentle non-invasive, safe, yet extremely powerful way. (Quoted from Equi bow Canada).  If you are interested let me know. I have someone working with me and my horse doing equi bow and can arrange the same for you and your horse.

20 Cognitive Distortions and How They Affect Your Life

Our circumstances don’t define us. Regardless of what happens in life, we always have the power to choose our attitude. So what’s the difference between someone who remains hopeful despite experiencing great suffering and the person who stubs his or her toe and remains angry the rest of the day? The answer lies in the person’s thinking patterns. Psychologists use the term “cognitive distortions” to describe irrational, inflated thoughts or beliefs that distort a person’s perception of reality, usually in a negative way. Cognitive distortions are common but can be hard to recognize if you don’t know what to look for. Many …Read More

Emotional Manipulation or Abuse

Here are 8 ways to spot emotional manipulation and how to protect yourself from it: 1. There is no use in trying to be honest with an emotional manipulator. You make a statement and it will be turned around. Example: I am really angry that you forgot my birthday. Response – “It makes me feel sad that you would think I would forget your birthday, I should have told you of the great personal stress I am facing at the moment – but you see I didn’t want to trouble you. You are right I should have put all this pain …Read More

Meditation Sessions

Meditation sessions will be offered on the following dates: Wed March 25th, April 1st, April 8th, and April 15th. Each session will be from 1pm – 2pm at my home office. Cost is $80 cash. No need to bring anything and no prior experience is required. If you know anyone else who might like to come please let them know. Just let me know as soon as you can as I only have room for so many people. Also please confirm soon with me if you plan on attending. Thanks, Lesley

HOW TO MANIFEST THE LIFE YOU DESIRE

HOW TO MANIFEST THE LIFE YOU DESIRE FEBRUARY 7, 2015 AMANDA NIX As we journey further down the path of who we truly are, making sure that you are creating a life that also reflects who you truly are is imperative. For our inner and outer worlds coincide and work together to create our realities. The definition of a Manifestation is: An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea. Manifestations occur when you have asked and willed the Universe for something, the Universe will respond based on where your focus lays. You must embody, integrate …Read More