Athena Dorey

Integrated Counseling and Therapy in Portland, Oregon

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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain | Greater Good Magazine

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https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_gratitude_changes_you_and_your_brain

HOPE:

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Dr. Yehuda: Just the information. There was one time, in one of the Holocaust groups, one of the women was talking about something stressful that had happened at work. It was in a group psychotherapy, and it was a terrible story. … Continue reading

Fail Again!

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This interview occurred during the time when my life was completely falling apart, and I went there because I wanted to talk about the fact that I was feeling like such a failure and so raw. And then we just … Continue reading

Trust yourself…

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Trusting yourself doesn’t mean following your impulses and doing whatever you want. It doesn’t mean ignoring the feedback you get from the world.   Trusting yourself is a practice of learning to listen to your body and your wise mind … Continue reading

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

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