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Have you ever felt the sense of relief in your bodywhen you've arrived at a good decision or felt the tension when you're uncomfortable about something you're about to do? We are always being guided by our inner felt sense and experiencing feelings guiding us in a direction. When we are in touch with that inner felt sense, it's a sense that guides, that can lead to actions that are authentic and satisfying.
So how can we become attuned to our felt sense and allow this inner compass to aid us to make better decisions and live more effectively? The first step is to listen. So often we judge or doubt our own experience or let our usual analyses get in the way. Listening, openness, acceptance, the ability to "pause", and focus attention on our present experience--these attitudes enable you to focus on your experience in a way that leads to solutions that you hadn't come up with before. Whether its deciding which job to choose, what direction to take when you are lost or how to handle a conflict in your family, by checking in with a felt sense, a person's experiencing can come up with the next step or action that's needed to move forward.
Marsha Smith, Heartwood Center
Marsha Smith, LCSWHeartwood Center 1818 Dempster
Psychotherapist with Adults, Adolescents and Couples Evanston, IL847.323-1717
To contact me, please call of email.Psychotherapy, Focusing and Mindfulness sessions are virtual, by phone or Zoom for now!
Psychotherapy will help you find solutions and make changes to feel
better, deal well with life challenges and be more effective in life.