My name is Lauren and I am the owner of the group practice Rooted & Rising Therapy, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Bridgeville, PA
What I appreciate about ACT is that we can honor what the thought is and decide whether or not it serves us and move forward accordingly. Telling myself that I'm disorganized and irresponsible will not help me to become more organized and more responsible. ACT helps us to figure out how to honor the thought, disconnect from it, and shift our language and thought processes to something more helpful to move us forward.
Our problems are often not occurring in the moment. Mindfulness practice is an important tool to get ourselves grounded so that we can process challenges in a healthy, responsive way rather than in a reactive way.
You are the one who decides what changes you want to make and we can explore that in a way that moves you in a direction that is aligned with our values.
Small and large transitions happen to us all of the time and impact us to various degrees. I think a transition, or adjustment, can happen and we don't take the time to honor what happened and how we are impacted. We move right into action. When my oldest son was an infant, he was diagnosed with a rare, genetic disease, and I took in the information and barely took a breath before I was in my head, out of my heart, and figuring out how to take care of him.
Anger often is the presenting feeling and it hides deeper, more vulnerable feelings. Anger creates a protective space so that people stay away from us and don't see our insecurities. Your anger is valid and we can honor it while digging a little deeper to figure out what it is about.
Anxiety happens when we are thinking about the future and aren't present. I do a lot of work in mindfulness and meditation practice. I think our bodies can serve as cues for us to move through anxiety and it helps us to know when you use our coping tools and to explore the stories that we are creating about the situation.