Self-Talk: What Do You Have to Say?

 

While most of us are probably exercising a little or watching what we’re eating, how many of us are actually paying attention to the mental messages that we give ourselves? Yet, our self-talk has a direct influence on our self-esteem, happiness and productivity.

MH-Awareness-3-1170x590May is Mental Health Awareness month.  Let’s start taking better care of ourselves today by reconnecting with people who are important to us, engaging is some self-care activities that we enjoy, and being gentle with ourselves in the face of adversity.

It takes nurturing yourself with positive messages to be truly healthy and happy.

Give it a try!

Marci Wise, M.A., RMHCI, is a motivational author and mental health counselor accepting both couples and individual clients in the Fort Myers/Naples Florida area. Call 239-689-3086 to schedule an appointment today– or visit marciwise.com for additional resources.

Are You Codependent?

Relationship trouble – we’ve all been there.

But how do you know when there’s a real problem that needs to be addressed?

Codependence

Breaking out of well-worn relationship patterns can be hard – but recognizing the warning signs of co-dependence can be a game changer.

 

Check out my blog: Caring or Codependent? The Fine Line for more information.

Marci Wise, M.A., RMHCI, is a Motivational author and Mental Health Counselor accepting both couples and individual clients in the Fort Myers/Naples Florida area. Call 239-689-3086 to schedule an appointment today– or visit marciwise.com for additional resources.

_MeTooThe #MeToo movement is in full swing with many individuals facing consequences for their actions for the first time.

But what if hearing of these events is triggering a reaction in you?

Check out How the #MeToo Movement May Be Affecting Your Mental Health for tips on how to safeguard your own well-being in light of these disclosures.

Marci Wise, MA, RMHCI, is a motivational author and mental health counselor accepting clients in the Fort Myers/Naples Florida area. Call 239-689-3086 to schedule your free 15-minute consultation today – or visit marciwise.com for additional resources.

Dealing with Trauma

No life escapes a certain amount of trauma, but what do you do if you find yourself stuck there – unable to move forward? Check out my blog 4 Warning Signs that You’re Still Reeling from Past Trauma for both insight and solutions.

Marci Wise, MA, RMHCI, is a motivational author and mental health counselor accepting clients in the Fort Myers/Naples Florida area. To schedule an appointment call 239-689-3086 or visit marciwise.com.

How Self-Aware are You?

Jahari 4Think you’ve got it all figured out? Think again!  We all have blind spots that we aren’t aware of. The concept is known as The Jahari Window and outlines the four different aspects of awareness within each individual. It’s an interesting concept.

What do you think?

 

Marci Wise, MA, RMHCI, is a motivational author and mental health counselor accepting clients in the Fort Myers/Naples Florida area. To schedule an appointment call 239-689-3086 or visit marciwise.com.

Just Keep Moving Forward

Feeling frustrated and ineffective?

We all feel that way sometimes – but finding the right mindset can keep us from giving up on our goals.  When feeling discouraged, allow yourself the space to find a little self-compassion. Give yourself a day to rest and recuperate – both mentally and physically. This small buffer could be the difference between success and failure. You’ve got this. Just keep moving forward!

What’s Your Next Step?

 

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

If you’ve been struggling, seeking out counseling services can offer you many benefits. If you had the flu, you would most likely seek out solutions to decrease your symptoms. Why should your emotional well-being be any different? The days of shame and stigma are over.  Join the millions of people who are taking back control of their lives through receiving counseling. Resources are plentiful. Search your community for the counselor that is right for you.