My Therapy Practice Description

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Introduction to Sound Therapy


Last weekend I dusted off my public speaking skills and ventured outside of my psychotherapy office to present to healers, coaches and therapists at the Autumn Energy Conference in Worcester, Ma.  My topic was "Introduction To Sound Therapy."  Kind of like a Wine tasting event, everyone got a sampling of different harmonic instruments (didgeridoo, Himalayan Singing Bowls, flutes, drums and even a indigenous rattle).

If you haven't experienced a group Sound Meditation or commonly referred to as Sound Bath (and you are into stress reduction and personal transformation), then you are in for a treat!  After my talk, everyone settled in, got comfortable and experienced my facilitation of a 30 minute Sound Meditation. 

I have upped my sound game since attending Gong Camp hosted by Dr. Mitch Nur in October.   Two gongs and three Burmese Whirling Gong (bells) found there way into my car and heading back home to Massachusetts.  These additions to my extensive singing bowl collection have really got me excited and have added great depth and quality to the Sound Bath experience.   The feedback was very positive and reported results even surprised me in some instances. 

I will be looking for more opportunities to facilitate Sound Meditation experiences with my new ensemble of bronze harmonic instruments.

You may be wonder how all of this sound stuff works.  I could talk about brainwave entrainment, hemisyncronicity, shifting your nervous system into a rest and digest parasympathetic state and even more brain nerd stuff (which I really love).  But...

Sometimes a metaphor can communicate in terms that are easier to understand.  Imagine that your energy can be compared to a single string on a guitar.  When it is out of tune it doesn't sound or feel good.  When you turn the knob to tighten or loosen the string you can almost feel your body relax as it drop into the right note.  Imagine that our mind/body/spirit is similar to that guitar string.  When it is to tight with stress/anxiety or to loose with little energy or even depression, your energy is out of alignment or out of tune.

Sound Therapy works with your energetic tuning knob to get flow and your internal frequency back into a harmonic state.   Of course this isn't magic and sometimes people get immediate results and for others it can take many sessions to get the outcomes they are seeking (depending on the problem and circumstances).

You might be getting the impression that I bang on a drum or playing singing bowls in all of my session.  But that isn't the case.  In my counseling practice, I customize the therapy in collaboration with each individual.  So often that means each session look very different depending upon what folk are looking for and what is needed for that moment.  Sound Therapy is one of many tools that I can use to help clients find relief from their symptoms and move forward to a place of growth and thriving.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Anxiety Buster Workshop

 Sunday  November 18th 6 – 8 pm

  Cost: $45


q  Do you feel anxious? 
q  Does anxiety make it hard to cope or be present?
q  Living or working in a Stressful environment?
q  Looking for easier ways to relieve anxiety?

In our time together, you will receive practical & action oriented “anxiety busters” that are simple to use and deliver results. Many who suffer from anxiety are looking for effective strategies to relieve and manage their anxiety without taking drugs. Many types of anxiety can be released or effectively managed with easy to learn and use “Anxiety Buster Tools.”

What you get...
·  Five Anti-Anxiety Tools
·  Understanding the Anxious Brain
·  Your Anxiety Type
·   Simple Tapping Technique for Anxiety

Location and Register at:
The Soul Purpose
1225 GAR Highway, Swansea, Ma.
Call or Text: 774.265.1329
Email: angelicguidancereading@gmail.com
             
Leader:  Greg Carpenter LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Energy Psychotherapist & Educator
Ph. 401.265.2951
gdcconsulting@comcast.net

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Is Anxiety Robbing You of Vitality?

Anxiety is often thought of as something that other people experience.  It gets framed as panic attacks or something large like not being able to leave the house or look at a photo of a snake without freaking out.  I am finding that many folk have more anxiety than the realize. It may not keep them functioning, but the need to grind it out or push through the anxious feelings robs them of feeling pleasure. Their anxiety acts like a low grade fever that undermines their ability to experience vitality and feeling good. 
Looking back, I now realize how much "monkey mind" was keeping my own low grade anxious feelings churning. I had got used to those feelings, so they didn't really get noticed until my adrenalin was really flowing. Overtime, this resulted in using food to de-stress, feeling restless a good deal of the time, an irregular heart beat and lower back problems. Well over ten years ago, I began to learn more about the brain and anxiety. After working on becoming less tolerant of stress and feeling anxious, I began to rewire my brain and set point for feeling anxious. Today, I intervene much quicker (with my go to shifting tools) to mentally reboot and shift my nervous systems response to life's event. As a result, my relationship with food is healthier, my back is the best it has been in decades and my irregular heart beat has all but vanished.
Rick Hanson in his book "The Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom," states that we our designed to be pretty chill 98% of the time. 2% of the time we may actually need to be jazzed up to fight or run when there is true life and death danger. The problem is, as life and our brains have evolved, we can create all sorts of scenarios in our head that gets us to react physiologically as if something is dangerous when it is not!
Learning to calm an over reactive nervous system is about learning to get out of your head into your life. Most of the stuff we fear never happens.  When we are calm, our capacity to take in the good that surrounds us multiplies exponentially.  
Getting to calm can be a challenge so I have created this workshop to share my "go to" techniques and what I have learned on how to break free from life draining anxiety.  Whether it is a slow or rapid leak of your energy, I think you will find this workshop helpful.

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Anxiety Buster Workshop

 Sunday  August 26th 6 – 8 pm

  Cost: $45



q  Do you feel anxious? 
q  Does anxiety make it hard to cope or be present?
q  Living or working in a Stressful environment?
q  Looking for easier ways to relieve anxiety?

In our time together, you will receive practical & action oriented “anxiety busters” that are simple to use and deliver results. Many who suffer from anxiety are looking for effective strategies to relieve and manage their anxiety without taking drugs. Many types of anxiety can be released or effectively managed with easy to learn and use “Anxiety Buster Tools.”

What you get...
·  Five Anti-Anxiety Tools
·  Understanding the Anxious Brain
·  Your Anxiety Type
·   Simple Tapping Technique for Anxiety

Location and Register at:
The Soul Purpose
1225 GAR Highway, Swansea, Ma.
Call or Text: 774.265.1329
Email: angelicguidancereading@gmail.com
             
Leader:  Greg Carpenter LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Energy Psychotherapist & Educator
Ph. 401.265.2951
gdcconsulting@comcast.net

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


Weight Loss & Stress


     Why is weight loss so hard?  It is because we are battling both our body and our mind.  Our brain chemistry can drive overeating and food is a powerful drug for numbing negative emotions.  
     Energy psychology techniques like tapping on acupuncture points is a powerful tool for calming the engine that drives overeating.  By tapping on cravings and core issues you can learn how to “eat to live instead of live to eat.” I have personally experienced that shift through EFT.   I have lost 75 lbs. and still tapping my way towards reaching my wellness weight.  So I have decided to offer this workshop while I am still on the weight loss journey.

July 29th – Sunday, 2018
·  Learn Tapping and Mind/Body Techniques for reaching your Wellness weight
·  Learn How to stop Food Cravings
·  Identify & Eliminate Emotional Overeating
·   Learn how to Get and Stay Motivated
·  Effectively Manage Emotions that Lead to Overeating

Begin your Journey Toward Permanent Weight Loss

“I'll show you how to use EFT Tapping and Energy Psychology to reach your Ideal Weight.  Stop food cravings, stop feeling deprived, tame your inner resistance and resolve core emotional issues that contribute to overeating.”

6:30 to 8:30 pm
The Soul Purpose
1225 GAR Highway, Swansea, Ma.

$35 per person

To register for the workshop, or to learn more about EFT, please contact:
Phone:    (774) 264-1329   can text
angelguidancereadings@gmail.com

  Greg Carpenter LMFT
   Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist – Energy Psychology - Sound Therapy