Are you feeling chaotic, scattered, and weighed down? Are you yearning for peace and calm?
You’re so stuck in your head that you feel detached from your experiences. Your thoughts are powerful and can’t be controlled. This has a drastic impact on your life and health. Your mind gets so engulfed by your thoughts that you end up ignoring your body and the environment around you. As a result, you feel disconnected from the world.
Does this sound like you?
- “I know I drove home but I can’t remember how I got there”
- “Every time I try to read, my mind drifts to other thoughts”
- “I replay situations in my head, thinking about what I should have done differently”
- “It’s impossible for me to truly relax”
- “I’m always on edge”
Stress and Anxiety
The effects of stress and anxiety on our bodies often go unnoticed, especially when we’re in survival mode. We’re so busy trying to make it through each day that caring for our bodies is the last thing on our To-Do List. Eventually, though, your everyday functioning is impacted. This may show up as:
- Memory loss
- Muscle tension
- Heart palpitations
- Sleep disturbances
- Trouble concentrating
- Overthinking or ruminating
- Clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth
Mind and Body Wellness in New Jersey
You don’t have to suffer from the effects of stress and anxiety forever. We know that the hustle-and-bustle word we live in is taxing. Our current schedules don’t give us the opportunity to prioritize our health and wellbeing. As a result, you prioritize the other things in your life that need to get done.
As you may have already found, we can only operate in survival mode for so long. Your mind and body will make their needs known, despite your efforts to keep going. When this happens, it’s important to pause and reflect on how you’re going to continue to survive. Often, this means revisiting your priority list, enlisting help from your loved ones, and trying something different. You don’t have to continue on as you have been. There are ways to manage your stress and anxiety without neglecting your other responsibilities.
You can learn to alleviate your symptoms without turning your life upside down, including:
- Working with a mind and body wellness therapist to discuss your individual needs
- Spending time in nature, focusing on the colors, smells, and sounds you enjoy
- Fix your relationship with food and nutrition through ongoing learning
- Using meditation apps to practice a moment of peace in your day
- Finding an exercise routine that you don’t absolutely dread
We can help you find healing & harmony in your relationship with yourself
At Mindful Connections, we blend traditional therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with alternative methods that are focused on wellness. Rather than solely focusing on the illness and viewing the mind and body as distinct, we look at you as a whole person.
We’ll work collaboratively with you to explore all aspects and habits in your life. Then you can move towards achieving and maintaining balance within your mind and body. We can help you embrace your body and enhance your mind’s positive impact on the body. This can shift the body’s response to stress. In other words, this can transform how you relate to events and experiences.
We help find an approach that fits your needs. This could include the use of:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Guided imagery, and more
These approaches can help with body image, anxiety, life transitions, and more. By increasing our self-awareness, we gain the opportunity to accomplish a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. It is possible for you to rediscover your purpose and achieve a deep level of healing.