Come One Come All and Come on out to see me this weekend! I am signing my Mom’s Choice Award-Winning book, “Parenting for Life” and am offering Discounted Psychotherapy and Life Coaching Sessions if you Register on Sunday. Sunday, June 2nd @: 10:00 am -4:00 pm @ The Bucks County Jewish Festival at Bucks County Community College. I look forward to seeing you there!
“What do you remember as a child? What do you want your child to remember? Nina Sidell, M.A.”Parenting for Life”
When you are in the throes of parenting, the dynamic feels immediate, momentary, and specific to the interaction or developmental stage. What we often need to be reminded of as parents is that every interaction builds your lifetime relationship. Every interaction offers a deepening of love and respect, trust and safety between parent and child. Every interaction has the potential to create a memory, whether positive or negative, and offers life lessons that reach far beyond the moments you both experience, especially for the child.
To parent well over time you must be aware of consistent practices to support your strongest lifetime relationship.
Here Are Some Tips to Add to Your Parenting Toolbox:
Be aware of your own feelings and attitudes as you react or respond to your child.
Notice your triggers from current or past unresolved issues to help you be a mindful parent in the present.
Take care of your unmet inner childhood needs as you build empathy and sensitivity skills as a parent.
Welcome life lessons, “insight moments”, and “lifetime insights” while teaching this openness to your child.
Be sure to model healthy boundaries and accountability around your words and actions.
Get support if you need to gain healing, strengthen your boundaries, or personal accountability.
Learn about your parenting style and parenting goals, building tools that reflect both.
Notice the many positive interactions and behaviors that support your child and your relationship.
Create a home that feels like a safe place, a sanctuary for all.
Remember that everyone’s needs matter in a family.
Reach out to me for a free phone consultation if you need individual, couples, co-parenting, family or child therapy and support. I also work with parents and families during and post-divorce.
“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:
Interview therapists who specialize in what you need help with. You can also seek general professional support and explore areas together.
The initial consultation or meeting establishes if there is a safety and comfortable connection and the sense that the clinician can skillfully help you.
Choose a clinician who welcomes questions, self-expression, and feedback so that you are actively part of the therapeutic process.
Trust your intuition and feelings when choosing a private practice or psychotherapist. You will know who you feel most comfortable to work with.
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:
You are more self-aware, feel emotionally better, and think more clearly about your issues, your part in the problem and healing process/ solution.
You have an improved mental attitude and emotional lightness once healing unfolds.
Growth is second nature to you as learning, growing and healing become a part of your life’s story.
You develop your self-honesty, resilience, and authenticity by courageously looking at yourself and your pain.
Your relationships deepen or fall away, helping you continue to grow.
You find love and empathy for your younger or current self and for those you love.
Your inner strength and confidence, improved attitudes and behaviors improve.
You have the experience of “doing your work”.
Your old defense mechanisms and coping mechanisms evolve to better fit your life now.
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.
“When you trust and honor yourself, heal your wounds with self-compassion and mindfulness, you choose freedom.” Nina Sidell, M.A.
I for one, consciously choose my freedom and strength by directing myself and my life, my way. I enjoy the process of being a lifetime learner as I evolve, confidently honoring and empowering myself as life unfolds. I support my children, family, friends, clients, audiences, and readers to work on their personal development and empowerment as an extension of my interest in personal growth and development. I welcome feedback to enhance my personal and professional growth and development. I choose freedom to charter my own ship, not waiting or asking for validation or permission from others. I accept and support everyone to find their own unique way, including myself.
How do you live your life, moment-by-moment and over time?
Sometimes we are raised to distrust ourselves and question our instincts, needs or feelings. In many families, the message can be that action follows feedback, permission or validation from outside sources. Life then changes from the potentiality of liberating choices, but a list of to-do’s that feel like entrapment without meaning. .
Remember that you are in charge of your life, essentially you design your life and sense of personal freedom.
Your powers of observation, self-awareness, and your willingness to do your work make all the difference.
See your life choices as individual to you; do not wait for others or compare yourself to others. Folks grow at their own pace.
Explore what personal freedom means to you and look at ways to create or expand upon it in your life.
Seek out help and support if you need to explore your patterns or want to make better choices in your life and get stuck alone.
Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand to live a life of balance.
Choosing personal freedom improves and enriches your life in big and little ways.
Other people may not align with your path of development and personal empowerment.
Let go of choices that are misguided, hurt yourself or others.
Always consider what do you have to gain and give up in your choices.
Add to this list and see what you come up with that defines and helps you to create an empowered life. I am here to help if you want to work with me in therapy or life coaching. Choose wisely how you want to live your personal and professional life experience. You really do have a choice.
Saturday is for artists, musicians, and all who love the arts and are interested in self-awareness, expression, and expansion.
Come on by and find my table at the Arts & Music Expo tomorrow, Saturday, June 30, 2018. I will be signing and selling copies of my Award-Winning and Deepak Chopra endorsed book, “Parenting for Life- Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child”. I am offering a 4-Session Expo Special if you sign-up for your first Life Coaching or Psychotherapy Session at the event. We will talk about how I can best help you and support your needs. I look forward to the conversation so let’s get it started. See you then.
#LiveInspired! ® Nina Sidell
The Arts & Music Expo is from 11:00 am- 7:00 pm at Delaware Valley University in the Student Center @: 700 East Butler Avenue Doylestown, PA 18901