Athena Dorey

Integrated Counseling and Therapy in Portland, Oregon

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The Practice: Receive generosity

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Why? Life gives to each one of us in so many ways. For starters, there’s the bounty of the senses – including chocolate chip cookies, jasmine, sunsets, wind singing through pine trees, and just getting your back scratched.   What … Continue reading

Kind Attention | The Power of Mindfulness

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I invite you to check out this insightful TEDx talk from Shauna Shapiro, PhD. Dr Shapiro is one of the world’s leading experts on mindfulness. Her talk explores how mindful awareness ( kind attention) can help us make positive changes … Continue reading

Embrace Fragility

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Like many people, I’ve been moved by recent events worldwide – and worried about those affected. It’s easy to take things for granted, but then you realize how fragile so many things really are, under the veneer of control that we … Continue reading

Don’t believe everything you think: The Reality Below Your Thoughts

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As we observe our thoughts and question our beliefs, we come to understand that while thinking, planning and remembering are vital to our lives, they are more tentative than we believe. Our thoughts are always more provisional and one sided … Continue reading

Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

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http://soundmedicine.org/post/childhood-trauma-leads-brains-wired-fear      

Are you stressed

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Are you stressed or upset?   Practice Leave the red zone.   Why?   There I was recently, standing in the shower, my mind darting in different directions about projects in process, frazzled about little tasks backing up, uneasy about … Continue reading

Your Inner Critic is a Danger to Yourself AND Others

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From LaShelle Lowe-Charde When you are aware of your inner critic and able to engage self-empathy and become centered, you get much needed relief and you are also a benefit to others.  You are more pleasant to be around and … Continue reading

Getting along

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OVER THE YEARS I’ve come to a conclusion: Human beings are basically incompatible. Think about it. We live in different bodies, we’ve had different childhoods, and at any given moment our thoughts and feelings are likely to differ from anybody … Continue reading

The Top 5 Myths About Mindfulness Meditation

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http://www.mindful.org/mindful-voices/on-mental-health/the-top-5-myths-about-mindfulness-meditation#.VHK38XKSK3g.gmail

Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma

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Restoring the Body: Yoga, EMDR, and Treating Trauma Human memory is a sensory experience, says psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk. Through his longtime research and innovation in trauma treatment, he shares what he’s learning about how bodywork like yoga or … Continue reading

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