I am a culturally responsive Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado specializing in women's issues, trauma & crisis.
Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Whatever you think you are is what you become. Emotions can be so overwhelming, and we seldom pay attention to how our thoughts inform those feelings. The thoughts you dwell and ruminate about are the ones controlling your life, behaviors and relationships.
Everyone has a purpose, although not everyone recognizes it. Being mindful of this can keep us from wandering aimlessly through life with no direction. What if you begin to believe that your life actually has meaning? Would you make different choices?
The past is important in learning how we got to the present. You can use that information to fix what is happening in the here and now, and to find peace by resolving unfinished business.
Sometimes it's difficult for someone who has experienced trauma to safely connect to their emotions. Brainspotting uses focused mindfulness and somatic experiencing to help reach the sub-cortex of the brain where emotions related to trauma live, so that they can be processed and released. It is a tremendous tool to help improve functioning.