Let’s Talk About Anxiety…

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Als ich letzte Woche nach Themenwünschen auf Instagram gefragt habe für den Monat April, den ich unserer psychologischen Gesundheit widme, kam die Bitte von ein paar von euch über das Thema Anxiety zu sprechen. Kein Wunder, denn viele Menschen leiden unter starken Ängsten und Angststörungen. Angststörungen sind weit verbreitet, nur leider gehen wir immer noch viel zu verschlossen damit um. Was bedeutet es unter einer Angststörung oder starken Ängsten zu leiden? Wie fängt es an? Wie zeigt es sich? Wie kann ich damit umgehen? Was hilft? All diese fragen werde ich in diesem Artikel beantworten.
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What is Life Coaching?

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Was ist Coaching?// What is Life Coaching? (English Version Below)

Coaching ist im Vergleich zur traditionellen Psychologie viel jünger und neuer. Die Ursprünge vom Coaching können auf die 1940er Jahre zurückgeführt werden, aber erst in den 1980ern hat sich Coaching als eigenes Feld etabliert und in den letzten Jahren gewinnt es immer mehr an Interesse. Coaching ist nicht Psychotherapie und Psychotherapie ist nicht Coaching. In diesem Post erkläre ich was Coaching ist, wer von einem Coaching Programm profitieren kann, die Unterschiede zwischen Coaching und Psychotherapie und meinen Ansatz.
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My Journey towards Becoming a Certified Relaxation Coach Part 2: Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)

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As part of my Relaxation Coach certification I did a training in Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR), a relaxation technique, which is especially suitable for people who find it difficult to relax or for those who easily fall asleep during relaxation exercises. This might sound contradictory at first, but I will explain further down why it isn’t. This weekend has yet again deepened my knowledge and understanding of stress and I learned another relaxation technique allowing me to offer a wide array of different techniques. I find it very important, because we are all different and different techniques work for different people.
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My Journey Towards Becoming a Certified Relaxation Coach Part 1: Autogenic Training

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Last weekend I began my training to be certified as a Relaxation Coach (Entspannungscoach). The training consists of three weekends covering different topics and techniques helping people to de-stress and relax. Besides learning new things and deepening my knowledge in topics I believe to be very important and helpful I am very excited that the certification allows me to offer my clients courses here in Germany, which will be partially covered by the insurance. Last weekend I completed my certification in autogenic training, a highly effective relaxation method, which can be learned and applied by anyone. In this post I am sharing my experience from this weekend and knowledge of autogenic training.
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Allow Your Body to Speak to You

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Our thoughts rule our life. This is true for most of us, most of the time. We are guided by what we think we should or should not do and rarely allow our bodies and how we truly feel to guide us. This can lead to higher stress levels, lower levels of contentment and a feeling of imbalance. Working on allowing your body to speak to you can be done with simple techniques and will have a huge positive impact on your sense of self and overall well- being.
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Choose Your Own Adventure In Life

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Life. Why are we here, and what is our purpose?

People have tried to answer this complex question for all of human history, but I don’t know if any of us can ever do this. Is it even possible for there to be just one answer that works for everyone, or is there even a need to answer it at all. All I know is that we’re all here in this universe for a short period of time, and that life should be lived to the fullest. Each of us should be free to follow our own paths, pursue our own passions, and determine for ourselves what is of value.
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Dealing With the Physical Changes of Pregnancy

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Part of pregnancy is a changing body. All pregnant women have to deal with it. For some the changes are bigger than for others, but all of us experience changes. Not all changes are always visible to others and it often takes a while until others can see any changes, but the women itself can notice them as early as in the first month of pregnancy. The changes do not disappear with the birth, but stay for some time. Like with everything we can’t prevent it is most helpful to learn to deal with it in a positive way instead of complaining about it.
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How to Keep Calm When Your Baby Is Crying

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Nailah is now eight weeks old and within these eight weeks we have gone through days of almost no crying at all to days with a lot of crying. We are learning to differentiate between the different cries, trying to understand what Nailah needs when she cries. Hearing Nailah cry can be challenging and sometimes I wish she could speak in a language we understand and tell us what is wrong so that we can give her what she needs. This is obviously not an option and that is why we as parents need to learn to deal with our baby crying. In the past weeks I have been working on learning ways to keep calm also in moments where Nailah cries for longer periods of time or in public spaces.
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Beginning A Yoga Practice: The Challenges & How to Overcome Them

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Many people who are looking to start yoga normally have two main concerns: where to start and the thought of not being flexible enough. Both of which can make yoga seem daunting. As a yogini, and particularly a yoga teacher hearing someone say “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible enough” is one of the most bothersome things to hear. Only because the asana practice (postures) is not at all about being flexible! The practice of the postures is to help gain flexibility and strength within the body.
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