Divorce and breakups from long-term relationships have for too long been seen as a sign that we somehow “failed” or “something is wrong with us.
I felt this way myself, blaming myself for “ruining everyone’s lives (as if I had that much power).”
But what I’ve learned and what I have observed in all my clients who go through the process of uncoupling from a serious relationship is that sometimes the most honorable action one can take is letting go in spite of all the narratives we have constructed to the opposite.
As a holistic individual and group psychotherapist, as well as a yoga and meditation instructor, integrating and understanding the body-mind-heart-spirit connection is the cornerstone of the transformational process in my work.
The body cannot be free, loose and relaxed and the heart open when the mind is full of racing thoughts, self-doubt, terror or confusion.
Raising our energetic vibration to the qualities of sacredness - lightness, peace and contentment - is very possible if we understand the basic quantum physics of sacredness. In order to create sacredness, we must engage in activities and thoughts that are high vibrating. This is mostly done by slowing down and opening our hearts.
How many times a week do you feel even just slightly defeated by an image that is scrolling on your smartphone? Did you know some folks in the clinical world call this constant angst social media disorder?
Cellphone addiction is like other addictions on steroids, but is similar behaviorally and physiologically, said Caroline Culverhouse-Neithamer. "The instant gratification and constant opportunity for searching keeps the dopamine cycle in a constant loop," she said.
My endless passion for women's healing began on day 31 of my stay at the Caron Foundation during 2007, when I was not sent back to New York City to continue my doctoral studies in clinical psychology as planned.
Caroline Culverhouse-Neithamer explains some signs of a true retail addiction could be hiding purchases from family and friends, forgetting about purchases and incurring debt. "In the extremes, your mind is consumed by it," Culverhouse-Neithamer said. "When can I shop next?"