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Dreamwork from a Jungian Perspective: Exploring the Unconscious Mind

Dreamwork from a Jungian Perspective: Exploring the Unconscious Mind

Do you ever wonder what your dreams mean? Dreams can be puzzling and sometimes seem to make no sense at all. In this blog post, I will explore the world of dreams from a Jungian perspective. Dreamwork is a way of exploring the unconscious mind through dreams. Jungian dreamwork is based on the work of […]

Shadow Work: What It Is, How to Do It, and Benefits

Shadow work is a type of Jungian therapy that helps you become aware of your unconscious thoughts and feelings. Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist who founded Jungian psychology. He believed that we all have a shadow side, which is the part of ourselves that we try to hide from others. The shadow contains our […]

LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy

People within the LGBTQ+ community share many things in common outside of sexuality and identity. Many seek therapy for things like self-esteem concerns, anxiety, relationship issues, and more. Whatever the reason someone from the community might seek therapy, it’s important that their therapist is accepting and supportive. Some therapists are LGBTQ+ affirmative, meaning they have […]

The 6 Stages of Coming Out as Gay

There is no one way that all gay individuals experience their journey to self-acceptance and identification. However, researchers have identified six general stages that are often experienced by those who come out as gay. In this blog post, I will explore each of these stages and discuss what they might look like for someone who […]

7 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ Individuals Have Higher Rates of Substance Use

If you are an LGBTQ+ individual, you may be wondering why you have a higher risk of addiction and substance use. There is no one answer to this question, as each individual’s experience is unique. However, several factors can contribute to addiction and substance use within the LGBTQ+ community. In this blog post, I will […]

Jungian Therapy: What It Is and How It Can Help You

If you’re looking for a way to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings, Jungian therapy may be the right choice for you. This type of therapy is based on the work of psychiatrist, Carl Jung, and it can help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships with others. In this blog post, […]

10 Tips to Get Better Sleep: Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

In this blog post, I will discuss sleep hygiene tips that will help you sleep better and promote good sleep habits. Sleep is an important part of our lives and problems with sleep can be detrimental to our mental health. There are a lot of factors that can affect the quality of your sleep. I’ll […]

Anxiety: Physical Symptoms Explained

Anxiety has a wide range of symptoms that may be frightening, especially when you aren’t sure what’s causing them. Those with anxiety symptoms are more prone to worry that something physically wrong is happening to them, which further exacerbates their anxiety. This blog post is an overview of some explanations for the physical symptoms that […]

How to Change Your Mindset: Cognitive Restructuring for Anxiety

In cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive restructuring is a technique used to help change the way you think about certain things. CBT therapists use this technique to teach clients new ways of thinking that may be more helpful and less harmful. If you’re having a lot of anxious thoughts or have been engaging in self-defeating […]

Identifying Errors in Thinking with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), cognitive distortions are errors in thinking that lead to emotional distress. They are very common and are experienced at one time or another by almost everyone. These errors can be identified and corrected with CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is used as an evidence-based treatment […]

Relaxation Breathing Techniques for Anxiety

Anxiety is correlated with changes in breathing patterns. These changes can be for the worse or better depending on what you do to manage anxiety and stress. Learning how to relax with breathing techniques is an important step towards managing your anxiety. Breathing is linked to both relaxation and anxiety. When we breathe in our […]

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation: A Guide for Beginners

Mindfulness meditation is an ancient Buddhist practice that has been used for centuries to cultivate awareness and in recent times, has been used to help people manage anxiety and other mental health issues. Mindfulness practice can also increase your ability to focus on the present moment and be in tune with your surroundings, which can […]