Counseling & Therapy

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What Happens in a Women’s Journaling Group?

A circle of women may just be the most powerful force known to humanity. -Jeanette LeBlanc Have you ever wondered what actually happens in a women’s journaling group? It’s a question I’m asked a lot. Not only do I run a Meetup Group (Wise Women Writing), I also facilitate and guide an ongoing journaling group:…

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rustic table, window, words_ life transition self-care, 5 ways to fill your cup, blog post from women’s circle facilitator Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Life Transition Self-Care: 5 Ways to Fill Your Cup

I remember the moment like it was yesterday, even though it happened many years ago. I was sitting with a client who was in the midst of a complex life transition. She was feeling lost, confused and disoriented. In the middle of our conversation she looked up and said, “If you could take my hand,…

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You’re invited to: Journaling for Self Care

Last call! You’re invited to join me for the final free Wise Women Writing session of the summer on Saturday August 20th at 9:30am PDT. We’re journaling for self-care and exploring…  What Does My Heart Want this Summer? SIGN UP HERE: What Does My Heart Want this Summer? Journaling for self-care: let’s linger together. Let’s linger…

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photo, vine wood fence, words, holding space for yourself, what is yours to know and hold, blog post by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

Holding Space for Yourself: What is Yours to Know and Hold and Keep

Today I’m writing about an intuitive, creative and metaphorical approach to holding space for yourself. I’ll explain what holding space means, and share my own recent experience of it. It may help you feel more in tune with your own deeper needs, deeper nature and deeper boundaries. Many wise words have been written about holding…

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