When I learned to swim in the ocean, my dad taught me to watch the waves carefully. He instructed that some waves were just going to be too big for me and I’d need to dive under them so I didn’t get banged up in
It had been a couple of years since Dale’s last panic attack. The anxiety that ran like a steady current since his youth seemed to have dried up as he engaged in AAIT. Bring on the pandemic and the anxiety began trickling in. When his
Marie has been journeying with depression and anxiety for more than two decades. She tried just about everything possible from medications to electro-convulsive therapy along with years of therapy. It was the discovery of the right medication alongside her diligent practice with AAIT that brought
My heart is full. This week, Kathy White and Jo Willey hosted the certified AAIT practitioners for a holiday gathering at their office, https://www.feldenkraisknoxville.com
It was a rough session. Barbara poured her heart out, describing the persistent pain of being judged unworthy of unconditional love by her mom. Jennifer worked hard to help Barbara disrupt and untangle from this pain.
I’ve helped my clients experience results with AAIT for years and it’s always a great sense of fulfillment when they are happy to be released from the emotional charge associated with different life experiences. When I began teaching this model of therapy to other therapists, counselors, and spiritual guides, I did so with the intention of helping even more people indirectly. So it is an honor when I hear of the results my students….
Marianne’s journey with complex PTSD landed her in my office after more than fifteen years of rambling her way through talk therapy. Committed to her own well-being, she took a risk to try something different, AAIT.
In our last session, they dove far past limitations of traditional talk therapy and learned to help clients (AND themselves) untether from the pull of unconscious identities and identifications. It was deeply rewarding to watch the lightbulbs come on as painful tensions fell away. Meet one of this year’s participants, Bobby MacNamara.
Our skills are needed. If you have the space in your life and can offer your services, I trust you will. It can be easy to minimize the work we do. Please don’t. Pause, take a minute and recognize the value of the work you do, reflect on the investment you’ve made in your skills. Though you may not be able to head to Texas, your presence, your work matters right where you are.
Anna Lyn is an accomplished professional who loves her work. With plenty of friends and a satisfying career, she was nonetheless troubled by persistent and ruminative thoughts about being with a man. She described how she would rearrange her schedule if there was a possibility she might meet someone, abandoning her much needed time to herself on the whisper of a hope.