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Skeptical About Energy Healing?

By tamika-lewis | August 28, 2023 | Mental Health

In a world that often seeks tangible proof for the intangible, the concept of energy healing might raise an eyebrow or two. Yet, within the realms of our existence, there is a subtle, intricate web of energies that weave through our bodies and minds. While the skeptics might raise valid questions, let’s embark on a journey to uncover the scientific underpinnings of energy healing and explore ways to engage even the most skeptical minds, all while maintaining our unwavering belief in the transformative power it holds.

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.

May is National Mental Health Month

By tamika-lewis | May 22, 2023 | Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health. Mental health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being, and it’s crucial to prioritize and take care of it. This month provides us with an opportunity to have open conversations about mental health and offer support and resources to those in need. Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, the realities of living with mental health conditions, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Mental Health Awareness Month also strives to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

The Importance of Community Spaces: Creating a Sense of Belonging and Wellness

By tamika-lewis | May 1, 2023 | Mental Health

Have you ever felt the longing to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Have you searched for groups that share the same values and visions as you? In your journey to healing and growth, have you ever felt alone? There is so much untapped power in community spaces in promoting mental health and overall wellness. These spaces can take many forms, from parks and public squares to community centers and online forums, but they all share a common purpose: to provide a safe and welcoming environment where people can come together, connect with one another, and feel a sense of belonging. As women of color- we need spaces like these to unapologetically be our authentic selves, receive energy and support from and uplift other community members, and affirm our right to healing and wellness.

We will explore the importance of community spaces for mental health and wellbeing, examples of community spaces, and examine some of the key benefits they offer. We will also discuss some ways in which we can create and maintain these spaces, with the upcoming expansion of WOC Therapy.

Celebrating the Contributions of Women of Color in the Field of Therapy

By tamika-lewis | March 13, 2023 | Inspiration

As we celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, it is important to recognize the groundbreaking work of women in the field of therapy, particularly those who have been pioneers for women of color. The field of psychology has long been dominated by white men- but in the wake of the Civil Rights and Women’s movements in the 1960s and 70s, women have been making strides in many professions. From Inez Beverly Prosser, to Martha Bernal and Mamie Phipps Clark, to Reiko True and Jennifer Eberhardt—these women have blazed trails in the world of psychology and continue to inspire generations of therapists.

‘Permission To Not Be In Survival Mode’: How Rest Liberates Black People

By tamika-lewis | February 28, 2023 | Mental Health

The benefits of rest are well-known: It’s rejuvenating, calming and necessary for someone’s mental and physical health.

The importance of rest is even more significant for Black people, according to Tricia Hersey, an activist and the founder of the Nap Ministry, a collective that describes itself as an organization that examines “the liberating power of naps.”

What Is a Toxic Relationship and How to Recognize the Signs?

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Relationships

If the bond with your partner suffers from regular arguments and misunderstandings, you might be experiencing toxicity on a daily level without even being aware of it. So what is a toxic relationship, and how to notice all the signs? When should you work on bettering your partnership, and when should you walk away?

What Are the Physical Symptoms of Anxiety?

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Anxiety

When we talk about mental health conditions like anxiety or depression, there are often a lot of misunderstandings regarding their symptoms. For instance, did you know that there are physical symptoms of anxiety? They are as common as the psychological ones but not as talked about. That’s why I am here – to help you further understand these conditions, so you will be able to seek proper treatment.

What Is Internalized Homophobia and How to Overcome It?

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Mental Health

Social attitudes towards the LGBTIQA+ community have been getting better in the past decades. However, we are still living in a homophobic culture that creates negative narratives around homosexuality and same-sex attraction. This is also a reason why most non-heterosexual individuals don’t know what is internalized homophobia definition, and they accelerate this oppression, having a hard time accepting their sexuality.

How Do You Know if You Like Someone Romantically? 6 Signs That Show You’re Falling in Love

By seo-anam | December 1, 2022 | Relationships

How can you tell if you are falling for someone? Sometimes this is not so obvious, or you might be refusing to accept what’s happening, so now is the right time to check how you know if you like someone romantically.

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