Since I was young, I always believed in the mind-body connection. I saw the results of it in myself and in my friends…anxiety and stress causing headaches & stomach-aches. I saw that how I viewed myself invited different behaviours from others and from myself. I even used that old adage, “Fake it until you make it.” But this Ted Talk about how body language shapes who you are really spoke to me. Don’t fake it until you make it, fake it until you ARE it.
In honour of International Happiness Day, I’d like to share a blog post I came across recently:
I think it’s important to recognize that we are in charge of our happiness. Yes, situations can make us unhappy for the moment, but we can choose in other moments to not let those situations define us.
Let me introduce myself. I am a trained counsellor who is currently working in a high school in London, England, but who will be going off into the world of private practice in Sept 2013. I am hoping to get some further training, and will specialize in working with children, teens and young adults, aged 10-25, as well as parents. I come primarily from a CBT background, but am interested and have taught about many other modalities of therapy.
In this blog, I hope to help those who are interested in therapy to explore their many options, learn more about mental illness and find links to a variety of topics. If I see an article I find interesting, I’ll post it here as well.
The one thing I will never do is blog about my patients. I hold their information under strict confidentiality guidelines. If I post anything from my own point of view about mental health, it will be about very generic topics which I have read about, rather than about the work I’ve done with clients.
I hope you enjoy and feel free to comment on my posts!