July 2023 | WOC Therapy

Month: July 2023

Energy Healing: History and Practice of the Ancient Art

By tamika-lewis | July 31, 2023 | Self-Care

Energy healing is not a recent phenomenon; it dates back thousands of years, originating from various cultures around the world. Ancient healers recognized that life force energy flows through all living beings, and imbalances in this energy could lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments. But how does this apply to modern day life? In a fast-paced world filled with stress and anxiety, seeking holistic healing methods has become more crucial than ever. Energy healing offers an avenue for profound relaxation, emotional balance, and overall well-being. For people of color, who often experience unique challenges and stressors, energy healing can be particularly beneficial. Here, we’ll explore the history of energy healing, the significance of energy healing for people of color, and what to expect in a rejuvenating session.

Going on Vacation as Resistance

By tamika-lewis | July 24, 2023 | Self-Care

In a world driven by the relentless pursuit of productivity and material gains, taking a vacation may seem like a fleeting luxury or something inaccessible to the average person. However, when viewed through the lens of resistance to capitalism, racism, and weathering, going on vacation becomes not just an escape but a transformative journey towards healing, self-care, and liberation. Explore how taking time away from the daily grind can serve as a powerful form of protest and pave the way towards reclaiming our mental and emotional well-being.

How to Build Secure Attachment with Your Teenager

By tamika-lewis | July 17, 2023 | Mental Health

Adolescence is a pivotal period marked by significant physical, emotional, and social changes. As parents, educators, and caregivers, our role in supporting adolescents’ growth and development goes beyond providing for their basic needs. Building secure attachment during this critical phase can lay the foundation for healthy relationships, emotional well-being, and resilience throughout their lives. Here, we explore the importance of developing secure attachment with adolescents and provide practical strategies to foster strong connections.

Affirmations for Starting Therapy

By tamika-lewis | July 10, 2023 | Mental Health

Embarking on a therapy journey can be both exciting and challenging. It takes courage to confront your emotions, vulnerabilities, and past experiences in order to foster personal growth and healing. Additionally, depending on your culture and community, there could be cultural stigma associated with seeking therapy. However, seeking help is necessary for all of us, and we should not feel shame. One powerful tool that can accompany you on this transformative path is the practice of affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that can help reframe your mindset and establish a solid foundation for your therapeutic process. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of affirmations and provide you with a selection of empowering affirmations to support you as you begin your therapy journey.

The Nuances of Gender

By tamika-lewis | July 3, 2023 | Inspiration

In a world that is constantly evolving, it is essential that we open our hearts and minds to embrace the beautiful diversity that exists within humanity. One aspect of this diversity is gender, which extends far beyond the traditional binary concept of male and female. It is a spectrum of identities and expressions that encompass a wide range of experiences.

In the following letter, a team member writes openly on their reflections on gender that have manifested over the past year. This letter is a heartfelt invitation to explore the concept of gender expansiveness, to celebrate and honor the individuals who identify beyond the confines of societal norms. It is a call to cultivate empathy and understanding, creating a more inclusive and compassionate world for everyone.

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