Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Truth Behind Mental Health…

Mental health holds a great deal of stigma, judgement, and labels. Today symbolizes another step forward to change this understanding; a step towards compassion, empathy, and humanization. So many individuals are touched by mental health, personally or by a loved one.

Mental health is a topic very near my heart as it has affected several loved ones at different points in their lives, and my professional life each and every day.

Mental health is something that alters how individuals are impacted and see the world. It is something that showcases strength and vulnerability; something that I admire!

Today starts the conversation– connect with another person, be open, listen, and be present!
#BellLetsTalk #MentalHealthAwareness

Your Felt Sense…

Your Felt Sense—is an ideal adopted from the work of– Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine (1997). This is a physical experience (not mental). A full bodily awareness of a situation, or person, or event. An internal aura that encompasses everything you feel and know about the given subject at a given time—encompasses it and communicates it to you all at once rather than detail by detail.

This ideal tells us where you are and how you feel at any given moment. It is relaying the overall experience of the organism, rather than interpreting what is happening from the standpoint of the individual parts.

Your Felt Sense is the action of being. Finding what is occurring surrounding you and for the first time paying attention without trying to interpret, analyze, or explain what is happening; by just experiencing and noting it. Taking it all as it comes. By taking in the experience and the moment; This will challenge your thinking and reaction. A challenge worth battling.