Author: Bria Wannamaker, RP. In writing this article, I want to take some time to explain to you what trauma is and how it’s stored in the body. We experience all kinds of trauma throughout the lifespan; whether it’s a real threat to our safety, a near miss, close call, or perceived threat to ourContinue reading “Signs that you’re stuck in a trauma loop”
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7 Ways (before 7am) to help your child regulate their emotions
Author: Bria Wannamaker Bell Let’s Talk Day is tomorrow, January 25, 2023 and Anti-Bullying day in Canada is coming up on February 22, 2023. Bell Let’s Talk Day is an effort to help break the stigma surrounding talking about mental health, while the Anti-Bullying initiative is well known by wearing a pink shirt to school/workContinue reading “7 Ways (before 7am) to help your child regulate their emotions”
What the final full moon in 2022 means for you
Author: Bria Wannamaker As 2022 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the upcoming New Year! I invite you to get grounded in your body prior to reading this, we often breathe in our chests and take shallow breaths which induces a sense of panic (hyperventilation).Continue reading “What the final full moon in 2022 means for you”
Top signs that you’re in ‘Task Paralysis’ and 5 ways to get unstuck.
By: Bria Wannamaker If you’re in freeze mode (fight-flight-freeze), you’re essentially playing dead. Neglecting to engage in any decision that might potentially bring you harm such as fighting or the potential dangers that might come from fleeing. We go into freeze when we are so overwhelmed that we don’t feel like we could win inContinue reading “Top signs that you’re in ‘Task Paralysis’ and 5 ways to get unstuck.”
3 Signs that you’re stuck in a low-motivation cycle, & what to do about it.
By: Bria Wannamaker Truly, right down to my core, I believe that no one wants to feel lazy; in fact, “lazy” can be an emotionally triggering word for some. Western culture values hustle and productivity so it can be extremely painful to struggle with having little to no motivation. If you’re struggling to get outContinue reading “3 Signs that you’re stuck in a low-motivation cycle, & what to do about it.”
The top 3 reasons why you’re being taken advantage of & what to do about it
By: Bria Wannamaker So, in terms of your relationships in the workplace, your family, your friends – you feel like you’re treated like trash? Like you’re not an equal? That you go above and beyond for others? That your relationships are important to you, your work is important to you, and that no one seemsContinue reading “The top 3 reasons why you’re being taken advantage of & what to do about it”
9 signs that you had an enmeshed childhood & how to heal it
By: Bria Wannamaker What is Enmeshment? This is that “fear of commitment” that everyone talks about. The “emotionally unavailable person” The reason for this is simply – commitment poses a threat to your self-identity. It’s fragile. Not to be confused with Disorganized Attachment Style (an insecure attachment) and also not to be confused with BorderlineContinue reading “9 signs that you had an enmeshed childhood & how to heal it”
4 signs that you have no boundaries & what to do about it.
By: Bria Wannamaker I heard somewhere once that porous boundaries keep us connected but not respected and protected, while rigid boundaries keep us protected and respected but not connected. Here are some ways that boundaries, or lack there of might show up in your life and what to do about this. 4 signs that yourContinue reading “4 signs that you have no boundaries & what to do about it.”
When depressive symptoms are taking over your life
By: Bria Wannamaker You can’t stop having bouts of crying. You feel like you’ve tried everything and you’re all tapped out. Of course, you’ll do anything to get to where you’re going – if you only knew where that was – can I get a road map of this divine path that I’m supposed toContinue reading “When depressive symptoms are taking over your life”
Living with Intention
By: Bria Wannamaker It seems like everyday is filled with rushing from one activity to the next, to another task, errand, social engagement. It seems never ending, it seems unenjoyable while we’re in the midst of things that we feel like we “should” be enjoying. When it’s over and the day has come to aContinue reading “Living with Intention”