Welcome New Therapist Chris Davis, LMFT!

Welcome New Therapist Chris Davis, LMFT!

Like I said a few posts ago… Louisville Mindfulness Center is E X P A N D I N G!!

Chris, Megan & Margaret

Margaret and I are excited to have Chris Davis joining our team. Chris has been a therapist for several years and is super-interesting! He’s had a few careers before becoming a therapist so he has lots of life experience (which we love!!). You can read more about him HERE.

Chris and Margaret will be taking the bulk of new clients as I (Megan) focus on some new endeavors. Clients will be in excellent hands! I would not trust just anyone to work in my practice.  I hand-pick all the therapists who work in my practice because they are excellent at what they do. We are committed to providing excellent services at Louisville Mindfulness Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting New Year Resolutions, Intentions and Goals: Your Wording Matters!

Setting New Year Resolutions, Intentions and Goals: Your Wording Matters!

As a therapist I am constantly aware of the words we use with ourselves and others. Wanting to accomplish goals leaves you “wanting” to accomplish them, not necessarily getting them done.

When we use present-tense and the phrase “I am” ( or “I love”) it sends the message to our subconscious that THIS is what is happening right now and we start seeing it show up. “This is” who we are and our subconscious  starts to feed and nurture it.

When setting your goals and intentions for 2018 use phrases like:

“I am wildly successful at my job.”

“I love my job.”

“I have all the money I need to feel secure.”

“I love the way I feel in my body.”

Remember, even if you aren’t feeling that way just yet, when your subconscious hears you speaking and thinking that way, it starts to get on board.  You start to feel the way you want to feel and start seeing the results you “want” to see. Give it a try! What do you have to lose?

 

Introducing Our Weekly Mindfulness and Stress Management Group!

Weekly Mindfulness and Stress Management Group

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm

We are excited to announce our Mindfulness and Stress Management Group starting 9/19/17 and continuing weekly every Tuesday.  The group meets at 5:30pm for one hour.

The group provides a relaxing and supportive atmosphere for you to develop skills to manage stress effectively and build positive relationships.  While the group will involve the teaching and practicing of mindfulness skills, there will also be opportunity for participants to process current stresses and receive feedback and support from others.

You are free to join the group on any week and participate for as long as you like; however, we encourage some consistency to give you the opportunity to get to know other people involved in the group and gain some momentum with your stress management.

We have limited spots available, so please make sure to sign up ahead of time through the scheduling section of our website.  The cost per session is $25.  Stewart Morgan, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate is facilitating the group.  If you have any questions, feel free to send him an email at LouisvilleMindfulnessCenter@gmail.com.

Megan’s guest appearance on Louisville.am’s Fortyish Podcast

Want to know what therapy would be like with me?

Take a listen for yourself at Louisville.am’s Fortyish Podcast​: ​CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Enjoy!

Chronic Stress is Contributing to Your Anxiety and Depression

What a great video! I love that it drives home the point that we will always have stress in our lives and how we RESPOND to it is what matters most. If you are continually angry, sad, frustrated, or irritable, and your relationships are suffering because of it, you may need help “resetting” yourself emotionally. That’s where I can help!

12 Things You Don’t Owe Anyone

A client shared this article with me.  She said it summed up a lot of what we have worked on in therapy.  Sometimes we need permission to do things differently from how we’ve always done them.

Same story, same results.  Different story, different results.

​What does your new story entail?

Read more here.

Standing Before You Walk (or Run!)

Crawling, Standing, Walking, Running…oh, the process of life. Here it is, plain and simple.  For those of us who want something NOW, it’s important to remember that before we were able to run, first we walked, stood, and crawled. 

If you are feeling impatient about something ask yourself if you are in the perfect place to receive that thing RIGHT NOW or if there are things you need to complete to make the space more inviting for what it is you want – the perfect relationship, job, living situation. As we create the most inviting space for what we want (and not just doing a bunch of busy work) and combine it with some Trust (trust in the Universe, God, ourselves) we will begin to experience Flow. Babies don’t do a lot of thinking about when they’re going to crawl or walk or run.  They try and try again with the same goal in mind.  They are focused but they don’t over think it.  And they are trusting and determined. And they accomplish the task at hand. It just happens. 

And there are usually some people around encouraging them and supporting them. They notice and appreciate the praise and attention and keep trying.

The flow of life, of gratitude, of joy, of peace will help you accomplish anything you put your mind to because, of course, you’re in the Flow!

Are you experiencing this ever-powerful feeling of “Being in the Flow”? Are you aware of and listening to the people around you who are encouraging and supportive?  Or are you sabotaging yourself and have a mindset of “it will never happen” or “I can’t…” I love helping people find their Flow! And they love it even more! Email me at megan@meganbaylesbartley.com and we’ll help you get there!​