Affirmation of Trust

Written by Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC 1/5/2021 Our brains are hardwired for survival.  That’s why it’s easier for our minds to come up with more negative thoughts than positive thoughts on any given day.  Sometimes without a direction to align our thoughts, they seem to go haywire into a spiral of “what ifs” and personalContinue reading “Affirmation of Trust”

Affirmations: How to Hack Your Brain with Positive Thinking

Written By Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 12/31/2020 You have probably heard of the term “affirmations.” Especially as we are on the cusp of a new year, many healers and helpers are encouraging us to create intentions, affirmations, and mantras for the new year. But what exactly are affirmations? The idea of affirmations is based onContinue reading “Affirmations: How to Hack Your Brain with Positive Thinking”

Anatomy of an Affirmation

I often encourage my clients to create affirmations. As stated in the previous post Meditation and Affirmations, by using an affirmation, you are speaking of what you want for yourself and what you choose to believe about yourself.  As a therapist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy, we work to create a lot of reframes thatContinue reading “Anatomy of an Affirmation”

Meditation and Affirmations

So, what’s all of the hype about meditation and affirmations? Both are powerful tools to help you on your mental wellness journey! The founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dr. Aaron Beck, identified streams of negative cognitions or automatic thoughts as a source of depression. He helped patients identify and evaluate these automatic thoughts. After workingContinue reading “Meditation and Affirmations”

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