Try out this acceptance-based guided #meditation today: Direct your attention inwardly…notice thoughts, emotions, physical sensations…any other kinds of experiences as they show up in the field of your awareness…sitting and noticing what's here, right now, for you…Each time you become aware of a private experience, such as a thought, or a feeling…turning your attention towards it, acknowledging it, maybe labelling it…and as best you can, letting things be as they are…making space for your experiences. ￼
Rp x @sandrawlpc ..... Many women across the country are sharing their truths. I’m celebrating all the women coming forward, at great risk to their reputations and lives, to end the silence around abuse and assault. I hope you are all feeling unburdened, at the very least, and can feel our thankfulness for your bravery to come forward. #metoomovement#istandwithyou
Many women across the country are sharing their truths. I’m celebrating all the women coming forward, at great risk to their reputations and lives, to end the silence around abuse and assault. I hope you are all feeling unburdened, at the very least, and can feel our thankfulness for your bravery to come forward. #metoomovement#istandwithyou
1. It’s too expensive. Yes therapy can be expensive, but it depends on whom you seek services from and how willing you are to investigate the resources available to you. If you are a university student, you likely have access to free or low-cost counseling on & off your campus. Check out what your school has to offer; you may already be paying for sessions through your student fees. 2. I have too much going on, and I can’t commit to weekly therapy for months and years. Therapy is an ongoing conversation and an active dialogue. It is purposeful and targeted toward your goals. Depending on your reasons for therapy, you could experience brief (Solution Focused) therapy for 3-6 sessions. 3. I’m already set in my personality. Why change now? Because you can! We all have room for improvement and exploration. As a young adult on the verge of a lifetime of important interpersonal experiences (job promotions, intimate relationships, friendships…the list goes on), you have the ability to break any negative habits now. You can actually build your confidence, assertiveness, interpersonal skills, and self-esteem in therapy. 4. I’m casually dating and finding “the one” isn’t exactly on my radar. I don’t need to deal with that until later. Believe it or not, the best time to work on your love life is before you actually have one. You may be more committed to a Netflix marathon than an actual human being right now, but this doesn’t mean you won’t be interested later in life. Therapy offers a judgment-free space to explore what you want out of your love life. Don’t delay, talk about it soon to better understand your needs and how you view healthy relationships. 5. Okay, maybe I’m sort of down, but it’s not like I’m grieving a death or going through a major life crisis. I’m not “depressed”, so therapy isn’t for me. Maybe you don’t have a diagnosis, but feeling stuck, nervous, or unsure is as good a reason as any to seek counseling.
Know that whatever it is that you’re going through, you’ll come out from the other side. Know that whatever it is that you’re trying to achieve, with hard work and dedication you will achieve it. Know that.... YOU GOT THIS! ✨