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“Maybe it is time for you to walk into your fears.”  Where do I begin?  Dr. Lindley explained that people oftentimes seek out their fears in order to build courage. Some opt to walk on fire, others swim with sharks. I decided to start with the most accessible route: my fear Read more…

Jennifer Christian Counseling

Walk Like a Tree

“Fear of life is really the fear of emotions. It is not the facts that we fear, but our feelings about them. Once we have mastery over our feelings (experienced in the body), our fear of life diminishes. We feel a greater self-confidence and we are willing to take greater Read more…

Shock Release

Shock Release

Release Shock from Body: In times of crisis, we often go into a state of shock. We can feel paralyzed and find it difficult to take any action. Shock is a normal response to trauma and crisis. This exercise is a place to begin releasing the stuck energy of shock Read more…

Sandy Wilder Enneagram

Meditations: Enneagram Holy Ideas with SandyWilder

These guided meditations on the Holy Ideas are offered by Sanford C. Wilder. Sandy is a spiritual life coach, trainer, and Chief Listening Officer at the Educare Unlearning Institute: www.EducareUnlearning.com. Educare offers programs, retreats, vision quests, virtual workshops, individual enneagram-based coaching, daily unlearning insights and a dynamic supportive community to support Read more…

Mind like a River

Mind like a River

Join Jen as she discusses how the mind is like a river. On the surface of the river we notice the activity of our thoughts like boats floating up and down the river. Below the surface of the river, we can experience new possibilities and stillness. Without present moment awareness, Read more…

Vagus Nerve Reset

Vagus Nerve Reset

Vagus nerve reset is a simple tapping technique used as a tool for emotional regulation. When we feel overwhelmed or collapsed, it is difficult to function or think clearly. Vagus nerve reset reconnects the body and the mind. We are able to think more clearly in the midst of stressors Read more…

Window of Tolerance

Window of Tolerance

Join Jen as she discusses Daniel Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” and how this model guides us in Emotional Regulation. What happens when we are present, okay enough to be here? What happens when our threat system goes into high alert (fight and flight and collapse)? How can we know if Read more…

The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

Join Jen as she discusses the essential connection between the Vagus Nerve and emotional regulation. Vagus, simply means “wandering.” Jen explains Stephen Porge’s Polyvagal Theory, a guide to better understand your nervous system reactions. Our survival systems include Social Engagement, Fight and Flight, and Collapse. By bringing present moment awareness Read more…

Grounding like a tree

Grounding Like a Tree

Join Jen in this meditation that explores what it is like to be deeply rooted and centered in your body. Imagine the deep roots of a tree. With a strong foundation, the tree can endure any weather. Though it may bend and sway, a deep-rooted tree remains grounded. Learn to Read more…

Hughes, Jennifer Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious Trauma and Healthcare Providers

Self-Care Houston, Episode 24: Jennifer Hughes joins Jennifer Christian in a conversation about the impact of vicarious trauma on healthcare professionals in the medical and mental health fields. Jennifer discusses the impact of trauma on the mind and body. She shares how to identify the effects of vicarious trauma as Read more…