No mud, no lotus!
You're most certainly stuck in the mud. You worry that your partner will leave you soon and if your kids will forgive you for all of the "mistakes" you're making. Your ability to tolerate the day-to-day is diminished and you feel uncomfortable in your own body. Despite all that you have accomplished and survived, you just can't stop the inner critic. You see others enjoying their life and you wonder if you will ever experience joy. You spend most of your day caring for the needs of others and have no idea how to create and recreate balance and support for your own needs. Sound familiar?
I value the process of uncovering, unfolding and unleashing the authentic self so much. I do! We get this life to make it our own and healing is very much part of that journey but healing ain't no walk on the beach, unless it's amidst a tsunami. I have a sweet mama friend who use to say she was saving for therapy instead of college for her daughter. Of course she was kidding but the sentiments are true. We never really get to adulthood without some bumps and bruises from our parents or from life itself. She was also talking about how hard parenting can feel when doing your own healing. Transformation takes courage, clarity and balance....every single day we must make a conscious decision to heal! It can feel so hard to take care of keeping little humans alive, work, maintain relationships and navigate our own internal world but it is necessary. As mothers, when we heal, we give our children the righteous chance they deserve to be the needed change-makers, creatives and connected humans this world needs. I want that for our world and know this is a deep longing for you too. So, in order for that to happen you have to start within your own story, your own body, your own heart and your own spirit. In order for your relationships to improve, you must begin with the relationship you have with yourself.
Hi, I’m Jody Barnes, LCSW RYT-200. I offer psychotherapy, trauma-informed yoga, workshops, healing circles and professional trainings. I love working with women and mothers to increase their ability to create more self-care and self-love for themselves. I have dedicated my career working with survivors of trauma feel better and gain mastery in their lives. I have over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with adverse childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect and domestic violence. Painful life experiences leave an imprint on our sense of safety and well-being and often manifest in mood disturbances, poor self-esteem, chronic pain or disease or an overall feeling of disconnection. My intuitive, body-based and integrative approach inspires my clients to create a space for restoration and overall empowered, embodied well-being. I weave together interventions that are strength-based and experiential while promoting the care of your body, mind, heart and spirit. I truly believe healing is possible. I would love to help if you are ready.
Healing starts today!
Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker No. 69114, Masters of Social Work (MSW), University of Maryland-Baltimore, Bachelors of Social Work (BSW), Hood College, Registered Yoga Teacher