My Therapy Practice Description

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.


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
Leader:  Greg Carpenter LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Energy Psychotherapist & Educator
Ph. 401.265.2951

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

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Upcoming Workshops

If your here looking to make a counseling appointment you will find my contact information on the right side or you can click on the Zencare badge for a site all about my therapy practice.  If you are looking for some opportunities for personal growth check out the following workshops.


  • Getting Unstuck (for general public) - June 10th Sunday 6:30 - 8:30 pm at The Soul Purpose 1225 GAR   Highway, Swansea, Ma.  Cost $35  This workshop will focus on releasing negative feelings and beliefs that keep you stuck.  You will learn how to use tapping on acupoints and focus of attention (Emotional Freedom Technique) to move towards emotional freedom.  Contact me for more information.  ph 401.265.2951 or

  • Himalaya Singing Bowl Meditation & Workshop (for therapist and coaches) - June 21st Thursday 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Cost $50  Location: My Office 21 Brook St. #14, Seekonk, Ma. This workshop is designed for counselors/coaches seeking to use sound for self-care and with their clients.  We will also cover "the how to" of integrating sound work into your therapy practice.  We will conclude our time with a relaxing 35 minute sound meditation.  Class is limited to seven.  Four opening remain.  Contact me for more information ph #401.265.2951 or