Looking for a personal growth experience? Author and
mental health counselor Abby Seixas is in
Chicago this week and she is offering two events:
Thursday, June 24 at Flourish Studios, 3020 N
Friday, June 25 at the AAP Conference, Techny
Abby was kind enough to share some of her work with
this blog community……
In her "Deep River" women's groups and in her book,
Finding the Deep River Within, mental
health counselor Abby Seixas offers six core practices for bringing
more sanity and soul to women's lives. Practice number four,
discussed below, is about working with the inner voice of
perfectionism to tame our self-expectations.
What Is the "Deep River"?
Beneath the busyness of our daily lives flows a deep river of
creativity, passion, silence, and a place of contact with our own
wisdom and clarity. This "deep river within" is a powerful antidote
to the stress, frenzy, and sheer pace of daily life in our 24/7
culture-if we can find our way to this rich inner resource. One
important practice that can help is taming our
Work with the Inner Voice of
Most of us, whether we're aware of it or not, are measuring
ourselves and our lives according to some picture we have of "how
it's supposed to be." When our expectations are too high or are
held too tightly, the resulting pressure can make us feel driven,
fragmented, and cut off from ourselves and others, not to mention
unhappy. When we have too many expectations of who we should be or
what we should do, we chain ourselves to the treadmill of endless
striving and doing. By lightening up on demands we put on
ourselves, we not only allow for a more flexible, creative approach
to life, but we begin to create an inner environment that is more
friendly toward balance, depth, and ease. Some methods for
To learn more about Abby and Finding the Deep River
Within, please visit: http://www.deepriverwithin.com.
Cathy Adams is a certified parenting coach, yoga instructor and mother to three girls.
See more of Cathy's stories here.
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