I want to feel CONNECTED. PASSIONATELY ENGAGED. CURIOUS.
When we are clear about how we want to feel we are more likely to recognize unwanted feelings that lower our souls vibration and keep us stuck – think fear and anxiety. Most forms of discomfort are communicative; sending our bodies and minds messages that something is off. I have experienced anxiety since I was a little girl, worrying about things out of my control, always fearing the worse, and allowing self-doubt to stop me from shining my light. When I started listening to my anxiety, I noticed something fascinating. My anxiety was incredibly wise; leading me towards a greater understanding of myself, my boundaries, and the world around me. Once I learnt how to harness the wisdom of anxiety through different mindfulness practices, I began living a more connected, fulfilled life. And now, when anxiety shows up, I ask it in. I sit with it. I listen to the messages it carries. I ask it what it needs. And then, I practice a little self-compassion. If you’re suffering with anxiety, recognizing that within your anxiety lies a well of wisdom is the first step towards transformation.
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders affecting Canadian men and women today. To learn the tools needed to take control of your anxiety book an appointment to meet with Kaitlyn today.
Calling in support requires courage and strength and it shows that you have warrior style determination towards living your best life. As a therapist, I strive to be challenging, but never judgmental; warm, open minded, and willing to let you explore options in life; careful to never rush to quick solutions; and deeply respectful of the intricacies of your unique experience of yourself and the world around you.
Kaitlyn is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist at the Integrative Health Institute where she also offers group and individual yoga therapy. Her approach to therapy weaves together her education and training in professional Psychotherapy with her experience in Holistic Nutrition, and Yoga. To help unlock stuck areas with tools and strategies that honour the intricate relationship between mind, body, and spirit.