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Anchored Hope Therapy Blog

Trauma-Informed Personal Training (UPDATE!)

June 1, 2021

“Movement is the unifying bond between the mind and the body.” *Deane Juhan* Many know me as a Therapist, but I am also a Certified Personal Trainer. As a Therapist, […]

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Mental Health Awareness: Building Meaningful Connections in a Virtual World

May 4, 2021

Last May, the clinicians at Anchored Hope Therapy took the opportunity to reflect on what we now refer to as the beginning of the COVID pandemic. At the time, we […]

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One Year Later

March 17, 2021

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu – Nearly a year after our therapy practice went virtual, we are […]

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The Comparison Game: An Invitation to Self-Compassion

December 30, 2020

comparison [kəmˈperəsən] NOUN 1. a consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people.   That word, comparison, seems innocent enough. However, when you think about […]

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Trauma-Informed Personal Training

October 26, 2020

“Movement is the unifying bond between the mind and the body.” Deane Juhan Many know me as a Therapist, but I am also a Certified Personal Trainer. As a Therapist, […]

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Decolonizing Wilderness Therapy

October 16, 2020

I am a bi-cultural Nature Based Therapist, from a Brazilian family, first generation American born. Since becoming a therapist I have learned to honor my cultural background as it informs […]

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Balancing Uncertainty and Adapting to Change: How We Live What We Teach Others

May 4, 2020

On March 9, 2020 during a clinical consultation meeting, I stated, “I don’t see the need to cancel in person client sessions yet, we will see how things look next […]

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Managing Uncertainty

March 15, 2020

Although this hasn’t been a particularly bad winter, the cold, wet weather along with short days can negatively impact one’s perspective, mental health, and outlook. Last week marked the end […]

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The Good Enough Holiday Season

December 19, 2019

Deepak Chopra talks about The Law of Least Effort in his book “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” The idea is of economy of effort-of doing less things and actually […]

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Why Does Something that is Good for us Sometimes Feel so Bad?

December 17, 2019

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ~ Audre Lorde It’s hard to say exactly when it started and what […]

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