I’ve developed this idea from many years of observing my clients, and even more, observing myself. For those psychology buffs out there, I am a follower of Albert Ellis (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy) who studied himself for his research. I have followed suit. I am an advocate for self care first. I believe, in order to FEEL better, we must DO better. And doing better is the basis of SHEEN:
Once these tenets are actively in place in our lives (which is us DOING better), we WILL experience FEELING better. And I’m not talking about a day or two of eating right, or a jog one day this week and maybe again two weeks from now, but actively being a healthy participant in your day in, day out, weekly, monthly, on-going routine. Please note that one of the “e”s stands for “expression”. This is a big part of self-care...whether it’s writing, knitting, jogging, painting, etc. it is crucial that we multi-layered humans EXPRESS our emotions! Productive expression over destructive expression is what I’m talking about. Come in and meet with me, or one of my fabulous interns, to further explore your SHEEN. Accountability on this journey is KEY to success.
We take each one of these letters one step at a time.
Remember: therapy with us is EASY!