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I Paint My Feelings

  • 31st August
    2014
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Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path
Melanie Pinola, lifehacker.com
If you’re not sure which direction your career should go in, you’re thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.Ideally, everyone would know their true calling early in l…

Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path
Melanie Pinola, lifehacker.com

If you’re not sure which direction your career should go in, you’re thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.Ideally, everyone would know their true calling early in l…

  • 28th August
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How to Figure Out What Your Dreams Really Mean
By Katie Arnold-Ratliff, oprah.com
During REM sleep, your subconscious puts on a fantastic show—but the plot can be tough to follow. (Why were you on a trampoline in Indonesia?) “A central function of dreams is to allow us access to thoughts and feelings we may not be aware of,” sa…

Even after a whole research project, I am still curious about dreams.

How to Figure Out What Your Dreams Really Mean
By Katie Arnold-Ratliff, oprah.com

During REM sleep, your subconscious puts on a fantastic show—but the plot can be tough to follow. (Why were you on a trampoline in Indonesia?) “A central function of dreams is to allow us access to thoughts and feelings we may not be aware of,” sa…

Even after a whole research project, I am still curious about dreams.

  • 27th August
    2014
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One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl. I wear colors that I really like, I wear makeup that makes me feel pretty, and it really helps. It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.
Gabourey Sidibe   (via ninaindigo)

(Source: thatquote, via hellogiggles)

  • 23rd August
    2014
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Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else.

Steve Maraboli

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  • 21st August
    2014
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creativesocialworker:

Altered-Book Poetry:  These poems are common in altered-book journals (see here).  It is often easier for people to take inspiration from the text on the page than to create their own poems from scratch.  It could be a cohesive poem or a mix of random words that have meaning or stand out.  Related art work is often incorporated into the page.

This is so in my wheel house it is ridiculous. 

(Source: pinterest.com)

  • 21st August
    2014
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creativesocialworker:

Color Your Feelings: This activity encourages feeling identification, is quick, highly versatile and fits well with the affect regulation component of TF-CBT.

  • Have your client write out a list of feelings present in their lives.  This could be in general or related to a specific situation/event or person. 
  • Then have them assign a color to each feeling.
  • They then fill in the entire space with colors that represent how much they are feeling each emotion.
  • This exercise is often done multiple times throughout treatment or even in during same session (ex. before and after a specific intervention for comparison).
  • Once completed it can be used to increase self-expression, disclosure and verbalization of feelings.  It also often provides a segue for some cognitive processing exercises (ex. if “guilt” or “shame” fills a large portion).
  • Click here for downloads of 3 blank templates I created.  You could also just use a blank sheet of paper or have the client draw a picture to color in (examples not client work)

*The featured gif was created by Sarah Staggs, you can follow her blog Trauma Therapist

  • 21st August
    2014
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smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

smilingvibes:

7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.

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  • 21st August
    2014
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    2014
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