Mindful Therapy for You, Rachel Howard- she/her LPC

Mindful Therapy for You, Rachel Howard- she/her LPC

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Good reminder
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Good chart
These are good
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I have always struggled with our western use of the DSM, medicating and modalities in therapy and let my clients be the expert in their experience while providing support. Great read.

"For Khúc, a decolonized mental health system would be one that allows communities to decide what is considered suffering, rather than having the system decide for them.

“When I say decolonizing, I want to question and interrogate the ways that these larger forces and institutions have told us what counts as mental health and what counts as suffering,” says Khúc. “In order to interrogate that, I have to draw on community and think about the kinds of knowledge that come out of our own communities around what suffering is.”
https://calgaryjournal.ca/more/calgaryvoices/4982-decolonizing-mental-health-the-importance-of-an-oppression-focused-mental-health-system.html?fbclid=IwAR3DgsdJQTaGss6ciD5SHXwpEa3kSZc6n6upYI4M3qrqSe-Nopd6j9d8uo4
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Rachel Howard, MA, LPC Telehealth therapy for the state of Texas. Please visit my website for more information.

Compassionate and holistic psychotherapy for individuals struggling with depressions, anxiety, existential and grief/loss issues as well as those affected by cancer.

Operating as usual

08/08/2022

Very important info 👇

08/07/2022

♥️

Photos from Jane's Due Process's post 08/05/2022

Good info

07/17/2022

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03/28/2022
12/25/2020
Timeline photos 12/09/2020

Good reminder

10/29/2020

Ha!

Busted

07/26/2020

Good chart

Great way to help your clients and patients get through the pandemic.

Photos from Don't go away mad, just go away.'s post 07/24/2020

These are good

Timeline photos 07/21/2020

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Normal human responses to a global pandemic that do not need to be pathologized or treated as abnormal:

• Food and eating challenges & difficulties

• Resurgence of compulsive or addictive behaviours

• Obsessive or instrusive thoughts, memories or fears

• Generalised fear, anxiety, panic & overwhelm

• Depression, dissociation, shutdown, freeze, hopelessness

• Feelings of abandonment or loneliness or isolation

• Sense of loss of control or powerlessness. Feeling confused

• Anxiety around money, shelter, food, and other survival needs

• Past traumas being triggered, activated or re-experienced

• Health anxiety heightened (about Covid19 and otherwise)

• Feeling unheard or unseen amidst the flood of stories

• Feeling like existing chronic needs are being ignored

• Thoughts and feelings about death and dying

• New and old grief surfacing

• Feelings of anger, irritation and frustration

• Caring for everyone to own detriment. Compassion fatigue

• Feeling exhausted, fatigued, unmotivated, lethargic

• Hyper-focus, surges of energy, keeping 'doing' to distract

• Immune system depleted, other illnesses starting, chronic flares

(list not exhaustive)

AND if you do need support with any of it, that's okay too.

Sarah Mariann Martland

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Decolonizing mental health: The importance of an oppression-focused mental health system 06/28/2020

Decolonizing mental health: The importance of an oppression-focused mental health system

I have always struggled with our western use of the DSM, medicating and modalities in therapy and let my clients be the expert in their experience while providing support. Great read.

"For Khúc, a decolonized mental health system would be one that allows communities to decide what is considered suffering, rather than having the system decide for them.

“When I say decolonizing, I want to question and interrogate the ways that these larger forces and institutions have told us what counts as mental health and what counts as suffering,” says Khúc. “In order to interrogate that, I have to draw on community and think about the kinds of knowledge that come out of our own communities around what suffering is.”
https://calgaryjournal.ca/more/calgaryvoices/4982-decolonizing-mental-health-the-importance-of-an-oppression-focused-mental-health-system.html?fbclid=IwAR3DgsdJQTaGss6ciD5SHXwpEa3kSZc6n6upYI4M3qrqSe-Nopd6j9d8uo4

Decolonizing mental health: The importance of an oppression-focused mental health system Reporting on the People, Issues, and Events that Shape our City - Calgary Journal Community Newspaper

04/30/2020

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04/08/2020
03/29/2020
03/23/2020

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03/14/2020

Yup

Worth does not equal productivity

Tiny Snek Comics is le sauce

02/27/2020

Ha! ♥️ Nice way to try and reframe.

Nice

Timeline photos 02/08/2020

Love this

Beautiful illustration of therapy. Happy Friday. Ilaria Urbinati.

01/01/2020

Ha!

10/01/2019

Ha!

09/18/2019

Yep.

08/11/2019
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting 08/05/2019

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

Distress from the shootings are coming up for people in my life in and out of the office. Here is an article that lists a few good tips to help in this time:

https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting You may be struggling to understand how a mass shooting could take place in a community, even a workplace or military base, and why such a terrible thing would happen.

08/05/2019

Self-care visual.

8 Things Toxic Mothers Do 08/05/2019

8 Things Toxic Mothers Do

Signs of toxic parents:
"If you have found yourself setting boundaries and then tearing them down, going low or no contact and then reinstating communication once again only to be faced with the same scripts, know that you’re not alone."

8 Things Toxic Mothers Do Marginalizing, scapegoating, and more.

Photos from Institute of Child Psychology's post 08/03/2019

Photos from Institute of Child Psychology's post

08/01/2019

Weighted Blankets and Lap Pads

For anyone looking for those weighed blankets, handmade and custom!

Weighted Blankets and Lap Pads Local hand made weighted blankets and lap pads.

08/01/2019

Some kind and compassionate coping statements you can tell yourself when feeling anxious.

08/01/2019

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It's not working

07/30/2019
Timeline photos 07/29/2019

Timeline photos

Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief 07/29/2019

Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief

Ecological grief is something that keeps coming up in my sessions:

"Climate change, and the associated impacts to land and environment, for example, have recently been linked to a range of negative mental health impacts, including depression, suicidal ideation, post-traumatic stress, as well as feelings of anger, hopelessness, distress, and despair"

Hope and mourning in the Anthropocene: Understanding ecological grief Ecological grief - the mourning that takes place when we lose parts of the natural world - is likely to affect more of us in the future.

07/24/2019

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Compassionate and holistic counseling and psychotherapy for individuals struggling with different issues such as depression, anxiety, existential, grief/loss issues and/or psychedelic integration. Please visit my website for more information.

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