Mind Body Therapy
This practice is built on the knowledge that there is no separation between mind and body, and by paying attention to both, a deeper healing can occur. With this in mind, I have pursued training in evidence-based methods that help to heal trauma, work with anxiety intelligently and create lasting changes in your brain and in your nervous system. You don’t have to stay stuck repeating the same patterns over and over. Take a look below for some more information about how these different therapy methods can help you to help yourself.
Services: How I Can Help You
It is so important to feel a degree of comfort and trust with your counselor. The services I offer are designed to incorporate mind body therapies and to allow you to be as at ease as possible as you explore difficult and painful things that are getting in the way of the life you want. We can meet outdoors in the openness of nature, stay in the comfort of a cozy office, or you can stay in your house and we can meet online. You may find a deeper healing in community, and I periodically offer groups and workshops to facilitate that. My goal is for my clients to leave feeling more empowered and more confident in their own ability to get through the obstacles of life. Browse the practice areas below to see how I can help you.
Within each of us are the seeds of joy and peace. But along the journey of life, your experiences and the messages you received may have cut you off from nourishing these seeds. They may have cut you off from the awareness of your own potential, and your own wholeness.
Maybe something happened that opened up the ground beneath your feet, or all the things that have given your life meaning in the past just aren’t cutting it. Or anxiety is a constant and unwelcome companion. You may feel lonely and inadequate, unable to love and be loved as fully as you want.
But somewhere inside of you, you still long to live a life that feels deeply satisfying. A life where you experience your own wholeness and your own connection to others and to all of life, without losing yourself.
I help people heal from old wounds or traumas, free themselves from the painful grip of anxiety, and navigate difficult life circumstances so that they are able to do just that.
Instead of getting caught in your same defensive patterns, you can live a life that feels more adventurous, more courageous and more true to you.
We can meet in my office, go for a walk in the woods, or meet virtually. My aim is always to create a safe space, meeting every part of you with an open heart so that you can start to feel connected to a sense of peace, spaciousness and belonging that will guide you through all the waves of life.
I love working with individuals who want to rediscover, or come to know for the first time, a sense of peace and belonging within their own life and the confidence to get through life’s obstacles. You can learn more about me and my education and training here.
“A flower is not better when it blooms than when it is merely a bud; at each stage it is the same thing — a flower in the process of expressing its potential.”
– Timothy Gallwey
People come to me for different reasons. You may be looking for help to:
- Heal from trauma or old wounds
- Integrate a major life change
- Rewire your brain and work with anxiety intelligently
- Free yourself from obsessive thoughts
- Become more present and intentional in your life
- Identify and let go of limiting beliefs
- Adjust to parenthood
- Navigate perinatal struggles
- Figure out what you want
- Befriend and feel more at home in your body
- Learn to trust yourself
- Access your creativity
- Connect more deeply to yourself and others
- Integrate a spiritual awakening
- Enhance performance in sports or other areas where you want to grow
What People are Saying
Videos on Mindfulness, Brainspotting, and Yoga
Check out these videos for some more information on how to release your painful patterns using mindfulness, Brainspotting, and by retraining your physiology through Biofeedback.
Learning to Respond Not React
Tara Brach, whose training on incorporating meditation into psychotherapy I took, talks about how to use your awareness to break your painful patterns of reacting that keep you stuck in your small, separate self.
In this video, David Grand talks about how Brainspotting works to heal and restore regulation to your system.
Yoga for Anxiety
I am a certified Anxiety Treatment Professional. Here is a link to a yoga video, which is a great tool for working with anxiety.
Contact Margaret Brittingham, LPC-MHSP
I would love to talk to you. Fill out the form below or call/text me at 615.601.0647
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