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How Therapy Helps

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“Good psychotherapy keeps clients safe, feeling free to be themselves while risking: expanding awareness and healing that is carried forward”. Nina K. Sidell, M.A.

When you take the step to consult with a psychotherapist, there are many things for you to consider. If you are doing this for yourself, your relationship, your family, or the courts you will gain the most going into it with some important knowledge. In my private practice experience spanning over thirty years, I have taught my clients to empower themselves when selecting me in a consultation phone call or someone else to work with. Psychotherapy can help you to understand and resolve acute or chronic issues and patterns as time unfolds.

Here is what to look for:

  1. Interview therapists who specialize in what you need help with. You can also seek general professional support and explore areas together.
  2. The initial consultation or meeting establishes if there is a safety and comfortable connection and the sense that the clinician can skillfully help you.
  3. Choose a clinician who welcomes questions, self-expression, and feedback so that you are actively part of the therapeutic process.
  4. Trust your intuition and feelings when choosing a private practice or psychotherapist. You will know who you feel most comfortable to work with.
  5. Take into consideration therapists who have been recommended by former clients, other therapists, credentialed sites like Psychology Today, family law attorneys and the courts.

Here is how therapy helps when done well:

  1. You are more self-aware, feel emotionally better, and think more clearly about your issues, your part in the problem and healing process/ solution.
  2. You have an improved mental attitude and emotional lightness once healing unfolds.
  3. Growth is second nature to you as learning, growing and healing become a part of your life’s story.
  4. You develop your self-honesty, resilience, and authenticity by courageously looking at yourself and your pain.
  5. Your relationships deepen or fall away, helping you continue to grow.
  6. You find love and empathy for your younger or current self and for those you love.
  7. Your inner strength and confidence, improved attitudes and behaviors improve.
  8. You have the experience of “doing your work”.
  9. Your old defense mechanisms and coping mechanisms evolve to better fit your life now.
  10. You integrate new ideas about yourself, your relationships, and the world into your view.

Reach out if you are looking for individual, couples or family therapy. I am here to help using Talk Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapies, CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Bioenergetics, Meditation, and Mindfulness. I am an insightful, experienced, empathetic, strength-based therapist who is, “gently confrontational” in my clinical approach. Email me at: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.comor call me at: 215-628-0282 to schedule your Free Phone Consultation.

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

http://www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

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Who’s Listening?

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” Feeling truly heard by another person is deeply satisfying, necessary, and sometimes feels like a treat more than a regular occurrence.” Nina K. Sidell, “Parenting for Life”

Do you feel heard when you talk and share with others? Are you a good listener? How often do you feel truly listened to with your friends, family and colleagues? What acknowledgements are demonstrated to you when you feel that you are being heard? After all, communication is designed for both people in a discourse to feel seen, heard, and understood as a basic psychological human need. When we forget that everyone has something to say, we are more present and truly hearing both sides. Listening well and feeling heard assist in resolving conflict and bring people together. Even if those ‘agree to disagree’, or have no consensus, there is always room for a healthy discussion.

Here are some Active Listening Tips to practice and ask of others:

The Listener:

  1. Relax enough to be available to hear someone else and respect their point of view.
  2. Be present when listening by putting own agenda and reactions aside.
  3. Take turns to confirm what was said.
  4. Ask if what you heard is what the speaker said (versus interpretation).
  5. The listener responds to what the speaker says instead of sharing, comparing, or reacting.
  6. The listener talks after the speaker does in a shared dialogue.
  7. Respond rather than react.
  8. Thank the speaker for sharing.

The Speaker:

  1.  Set aside a good time to talk for both parties where there are no distractions.
  2. Be clear and direct and stay on topic.
  3. Make “I” Statements when expressing feelings or opinions to make the sent message easier to digest.
  4. The purpose of sharing is for the speaker is to be heard clearly.
  5. Blame, shame, name-calling, yelling and insults are not permitted when sharing.
  6. Learn how to self-correct in the moment if need be.
  7. Know that the goal is to be heard and not necessarily to be agreed with.
  8. Thank the listener for listening.

It is never too late to communicate well and to improve your skills and relationships. If I can be of help, please reach out to me whether you are struggling with personal empowerment or relationship issues at home or at work. Email me at: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com. I am here to help. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

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Manifest True Love (Workshop & Blog)

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The world we live in comprises a complex myriad of experiences. It’s your choice what you focus on. Nina K. Sidell, M.A.

Life today is fraught with so much: possibility, hope, progress, challenges, love, heartache, accomplishments, relationships, friendships, struggle, letting go, and ease.

Relationships are varied and the many types of relationships in your life can offer you comfort and difficulty. The relationship you have with yourself is the one steady bond you carry with you through your life. Your opinion of yourself and the degree of love you show yourself powerfully steers your self-awareness, empowerment, and fulfillment.

When you think of Manifesting True Love, what or who do you think of?

What relationships come to mind?

What is your desire and vision for soulmate or romantic love?

Do you include the relationship you have with yourself?

How do you focus on creating the very best life experience you can for yourself and your relationships?

Basic Steps for Creating Your Best Life:

  • Develop Self-Awareness- A willingness to perceive oneself with honesty, curiosity, and self-compassion in order to learn and expand.
  • Develop Empowerment- Honoring the authentic and powerful parts of oneself and others.
  • Develop Fulfillment- Experiencing joy and gratification from something meaningful.

When you fall in love with yourself, you reflect that inward love outwardly. You manifest and attract that level and purity of love in your relationships in return. When practicing The Law of Attraction and the Art of Manifestation, anything you truly desire is possible.

Definitions to work with:

  • Law of Attraction- A powerful Universal Law of Co-Creation.
  • Manifestation- The “How to” Art of Co-Creating and Manifesting what you want and need in your life.

Join Me as we explore and experience ideas and tools to bring more love into your life. “Manifest True Love” Workshops are on Saturday, February 9, 2019 and on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1-4 pm.

February 9th @ The Greenshire Institute 3620 Sterner Mill Road Quakertown, PA  18951

February 16th @: The Room at Meadowbrook 4089 Durham Road Ottsville, PA  18942

Pre-Registration Required to Save Your Seat: https://liveinspiredwithnina.com/hiresign-up/

I look forward to working with you.

Live Inspired! ®

#manifest #love #workshops #selfawareness #empowerment #fulfillment #authenticity #LiveInspired!®

Own Your Superpowers! Workshop

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Greetings Love Workers!

I hope you are enjoying the warmer, gentler weather and living with love.

We are continuing our successful monthly Live Inspired! ® Workshops!
On Monday, May 21st Live Inspired! ® Workshops is hosting “Own Your Superpowers!”

In this day and age of overwhelm, fear, insecurity, and the next thing to deal with, we must take a breath and look inside ourselves. We will be exploring the richness of what you bring to the table, your strengths, your tips to share with others, and your willingness to explore and take real accountability and ownership of your own personal “Superpowers”! We will also open the inner dialogue around what you tell yourself and what gets in your way. New tools will be gained as you learn how to listen to yourself, your body, and take care of who and what matters to you with strength, clarity, and authenticity. You deserve to find your strengths and grow your inner relationship toolbox.

We will explore and discover fun and introspective processes using meditation, writing, group and solo exercises, sharing, and homework.

This is held in a safe space led by a seasoned and sensitive therapist, life coach, motivational speaker and Award-Winning author.

Please be committed to showing up if you sign up for events. Headcounts and preparation are essential to my running a successful group. Thanks very much~

See you guys soon! I can’t wait to meet you and support you.

Live Inspired! ®

Nina~


Live Inspired! ® Workshops

3-Week Workshop Series – $80





What Makes You Feel Safe & Secure?

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How do you feel day-to-day and year-to-year? When you stop, look and listen to the world around you, what makes you feel content, safe and secure? You are aware of the extreme challenges facing all of us today and it is your choice in any given moment how you (want to) respond. Today’s world is filled with speed, chaos, fear, uncertainty, violence, natural disasters, and lack of control. Living in a complex, tumultuous world raising constant threats to peace and well-being affect people’s overall stress response, health, relationships and progress.

It is documented that many diseases stem from stress and we need to find ways to create positive change in the world and within ourselves to avoid that.  Continue Reading…