THOUGHTS ARE NOT EVIDENCE

Are your thoughts wearing you out?  Do you spend too much time second-guessing and stressing about things you said or did, wishing you would have done something differently, believing something about yourself that may not be true?   What if you could tell yourself a different story. 

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EMOTIONAL EATING

I recently had the joy of holding my 2 ½-year-old grandniece while she ate a blueberry ice cream cone on a beautiful day at the Oregon coast.  As I sat in that moment, I tried to think of the last time I saw a woman eating an ice cream cone without guilt, purely for pleasure. While she slowly savored every lick with a smile, I felt sad that so many of us are unable to experience food as we did in childhood.

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Is EMDR for you?

According to Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR therapy, “people look for help because of something in the present. Basically, they are doing, feeling or thinking something they know is destructive, but they can’t stop.”  If you have been working hard in talk therapy and know what you should do/feel/think but it’s not happening, it may be that you are using intellect to solve a body problem and EMDR could be the solution. 

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