“Life is a journey, not a destination.
There are no mistakes, just chances we take.
So lay down your regrets, because all we have is now.
– India Arie
Some people excessively restrict eating, while others overeat and choose dangerous methods to offset the calories. For those with eating disorders, it’s about more than food. These behaviors are warning signs of something else being avoided. They point to a life out of balance. We work to uncover the root issue and bring life back into balance. We reconnect you with your body and give you a fresh perspective on a more authentic life.
Those struggling with difficult emotions or feelings of inadequacy may turn to eating to both cope and cover these emotions. This often keeps people trapped in an ongoing cycle of binging and dieting, and increased psychological suffering. Eventually attempts to control or rid ourselves of “symptoms” actually intensifies the problem. We can work together to get at symptoms by going through the back-door so that you can discover and develop more healthful ways to deal with stress and ease overwhelming emotions.
Anxiety is normal. We all experience it as it helps us prepare for danger. The problem arises when our body responds with anxiety when there is no real danger. Consider a smoke alarm. It goes off to signal a fire, but if it goes off when there is no fire, it’s a little unnerving. Let’s not remove the alarm, or the anxiety. Let’s return it to normal, so it works for you, rather than against you.
As an athlete, you know that mental toughness is what keeps you in the game. We can develop individualized mental strategies to improve visualization and relaxation, control stress and fear, and cultivate better communication and leadership.
Performance and Competitive Anxiety:
When your skills need to shine, your mind needs to work for you, to help you channel stress into success. We work through strategies such as cognitive distancing, acceptance, mental rehearsal, mindfulness, and visualization to help you perform at your optimal level.
Sports Personality Questionnaire:
The sport Personality assessment provides information about mental skills to help athletes understand and measure themselves against the psychological factors that affect their performance and potential. The assessment produces information about an athlete’s personality and mental toughness covering aspects of personality to help increase confidence, performance and ability.
Feeling sad sometimes is a normal reaction to life’s changes, but if helplessness or worthlessness lasts for many days and keeping you from functioning, it may be a warning sign of life out of balance. Depression can pull you away from what you value and keep you from a vital, purposeful life. Together, we can define what you want your life to be, build a path toward that life, and accept the ups and downs along that path.
In relationships, the person we really have to deal with is ourselves. Our partner, or ex-partner, acts as a mirror – showing us the parts of ourselves we don’t want to or can’t see. And when we don’t notice those negative behaviours, they linger in our current relationships and spill over into our future relationships. Facing yourself now, and working through those behaviours, is an investment in your relationships – today and tomorrow.
Finding your ideal career direction can be overwhelming. We tailor a path to fit your needs, which takes time, but is ultimately rewarding. First, we will conduct an in-depth interview to assess your interests, personality, values, strengths, and motivators. Then we will explore various careers and evaluate your options. Finally we will conduct career research and set goals toward your ultimate career decision. Along the way, we may also explore job search training, resume writing, and interview preparation.
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