"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity." - Hippocrates.
Sometimes a person will do work in therapy and feel that they have addressed the issue, but later come to realize that they have only scratched the surface. The opportunity is finding the right therapist and treatment. With A Mind, Body, and Soul Healing, you can get the help you need to go below the surface and heal the unhealthy patterns that keep you stuck. Mind-Body therapy uses the body's energy to heal the person (energy healing).
Most people know the telltale signs of depression: a deep, sinking sadness, loss of hope, a bleak outlook on life, and weight and appetite changes. But there are other symptoms that are not so well known, such as: having a "short fuse," difficulty concentrating, can't make up your mind, strive for perfection, stuck in negative thought loops, random aches and chronic pain,
It can cause a person to lose interest in things they used to love to do, lack of motivation to start or complete tasks, it can cause people to get stuck in negative thought loops and question purpose or meaning. Often on the outside, it looks like laziness or lack of caring. It really can distort a person's way of thinking, often without them being able to see it.
Being stuck in depression, if left too long without help, can lead to suicidal thoughts.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Depression affects everyone differently. I can help.
Anxiety is a very normal part of being human, and we all experience it on some level from time to time. It’s our innate early warning system that has been designed by evolution to warn us when there might be a threat, and ready us to deal run or fight. Sometimes though, the early warning system works a little too hard, switching on too often when there’s just no need. But sometimes anxiety can become so overwhelming that it can be debilitating, leaving you filled with dread, worry and fear. It can damage relationships, friendships and careers. Anxiety leads you to think about everything that could go wrong or might be a disaster.
Obsessive worry and dread drives anxiety, and thoughts of worst case scenarios can rapidly become worse and worse until it feels like it is almost certain to happen, causing a person's world to shrink in order to feel safe. Continued anxiety and obsessive thoughts often lead to panic.
Deep breathing can help slow down the fight, flight, freeze response (physical sensations felt in the body with anxiety) and challenging the thought, "Is this really happening?" can help reduce some of the racing thoughts. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT Tapping) can help. Ask me about this.
My approach is working with the whole system - mind, body, and soul - to heal the underlying concerns and overwhelm. I utilize several different modalities and interventions such as,: Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Meditation, Hypnosis, CBT and DBT - because one size does not fit all. I believe therapy should fit the individual.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, anger, fear, overwhelm, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. Often, these symptoms show up years after the event and can be confusing. Many symptoms of PTSD look like anxiety, depression, anger, inability to control emotions, drinking or using drugs, avoidance and isolation.
I can help you heal these symptoms and guide you through the process of growth and change. Therapy heals.
Drug and alcohol abuse is a common problem today. Many people use alcohol or drugs (illicit or prescription) to numb certain emotions and pain they may be experiencing. Many people discover that after time, the alcohol or drug doesn't work quite as well because they have built up tolerance, so, they need to increase the amount they are using. With increase in tolerance also comes an experience of withdrawal symptoms (shakes, nausea, aches and pain). Thus, beginning a painful cycle of addiction.
Nobody sets out their life saying "I think I'll be an addict or alcoholic. This is not something you raise your hand up in kindergarten to say while all the other kids are saying they want to be a "nurse, fire fighter, or police officer." But, you can choose to stop. I can help.
Mind-Body Therapy with Paige O'Shea, LMFT can help you uncover hidden strengths and learn new skills to help deal with the adverse challenges you may be struggling with in life.