Do you struggle with unwanted behaviors or addictions? Or find yourself in a rut, struggling just to keep up with your daily tasks? Do you have low energy or unexplained weight gain?
Perhaps you're one of those people who get the "Sunday Blues" late in the weekend as you realize the work week begins soon and tomorrow you'll find yourself spending all your time giving away your energy to tasks that you find meaningless.
Ugh. I've been there.
It is so easy in this day and age to wake up one day and find yourself disconnected from your own life force and passion. It happens soooo quickly and quietly.
Perhaps you've been caught up in the hustle and bustle of making your way in the world, building a career or starting a family, that somewhere along the way you lost track of yourself and what you wanted for your life.
Here's the deal folks: you've lost your connection to your own inner wisdom and desires and are using the energy designed for your life to "manage" your dissatisfaction by stuffing it down, eating it away or pretending it is not there.
Psst...I'm going to tell you a secret...
Everybody does SOMEthing to manage feelings that are uncomfortable. Every. Single. Person. Does. This.
Unfortunately, this only works for so long before the energy of these experiences come back to get our attention.
And usually this looks like something undesirable such as an addiction, depression, weight gain, ongoing physical illness or even difficulty in relationships.
It works like this because these kinds of dissatisfying experiences tend to get our attention.
Welcome. To. The. Human. Experience.
Usually pain, discomfort and dissatisfaction is our strongest motivation for growth and change.
Emotions and feelings repressed from our past remain stored away in our bodies and can cause physical symptoms of varying severity, including depression, panic or fear, addictions and even intense reactions towards our children, partners or loved ones.
Often, just the act of getting in touch with how something really feels inside of your body -- rather than how you think it feels -- is enough to offer a sense of relief and bring about great changes in your life and relationships.
What is this class about?
Therapeutic visual journaling is a wonderful way to access emotions and feelings that words cannot express and release those feelings so that your body no longer has to carry them around.
Life in this place, free of emotional baggage, is such an incredible and abundant way to be alive!
And here's the best part folks...to join this class, no previous therapy experience, mental health training or artistic ability is required!
Imagine a personal "GPS" system that would always tell you how to get where you wanted to go in life...batteries would never die...you could never get lost...wouldn't that be nice?
- What if you had 24/7 access to your magic genie that could always help you make the decision that is best for you no matter what the situation was...how much would this be worth to you?
- Imagine that whenever you are struggling with a conflict, you could always access the exact outcome that would bring about the most satisfaction in your life...priceless, right?
- Envision that your body pain or illness could be dialogued with to find out what you needed most to make the pain or illness go away...this would be like winning the lottery, eh?
- What if you could relieve stress and anxiety on your own, so that you no longer had to spend time feeling miserable because of this...who wouldn't want this?!?!?!?
These are only a few of the many benefits that Visual Journaling offers to those who practice!!!
My life's work has always been about empowering people and helping them feel deeply satisfied about themselves, their lives and their relationships.
Although empowerment means many different things to people and has many different faces, I believe that there are few things more empowering than your relationship with your intuition, your deepest wisdom inside, and feeling comfortable with it in your life.
This starts by learning how to communicate with your unconsciousness, the place where these limiting beliefs reside.
And this is exactly what Therapeutic Visual Journaling is all about:
Learning how to communicate with that place that is deeper than words and older than time.
Join my course to learn how to move beyond thought and words into your own feelings and intuitive wisdom...even if you can't draw!
Kate is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, through the use of affective and experiential therapy. She is a certified administrator/interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI ®), and has extensive training in the Enneagram system of personality typing. She also and facilitates group therapy for those interested in healing childhood and relationship trauma.
Kate is a certified facilitator of the 3 Keys to Self-Understanding, a ground-breaking approach to deep emotional healing, focused on restoring the mind-body-spirit connection, and has worked with this integrative and experiential healing approach for over fifteen years. Kate is also trained in Body Centered Gestalt Therapy from the Integrative Psychotherapy Training Program of Kansas City. She works with clients both in the United States and internationally as well.
Kate also facilitates self-exploration groups, classes and workshops using right brain techniques such as visual journaling, guided imagery, art, music, movement and creativity to get deeper than word and cognition into feelings. Kate has presented locally and nationally on these topics, and consults with community organizations, businesses, ministry groups and educational staff. She is interested in and currently working on innovative ways to blend technology and deep experiential healing practices, as additional forms of support for clients, to be used as supplements to therapeutic work.
In addition to her private counseling practice, Kate also teaches courses as graduate faculty in the Counseling Department at Webster University, including Group Practice, Human Growth & Development, Theoretical Approaches to Counseling, Counseling LGBTQIA Clients, and Integrating Creativity & Expressive Arts in Counseling.
She is the author of Soul Meditations: Building A Relationship That Lasts (A Guided Meditation Program), that incorporates experiential therapeutic exercises in digital audio format. Kate is also the host of "It's Older Than Words." , a podcast that takes the listener on a journey to a place that is deeper than words and older than time to explore how present day experiences are often connected to past unfinished emotional business from childhood. For more information, you can visit or contact her at: www.kateschroederlpc.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
Congratulations to you for taking the next step towards tapping into your own personal emotional GPS inside!
Thank you for joining my class! I know that you will be changed by this experience in ways that you cannot even know yet!
If you haven't checked out my guided imagery program, Soul Meditations: Building A Relationship That Lasts (A Guided Journey Inside), then shimmy on over and take a look now! And if you haven't checked out my podcast yet, "It's Older Than Words.", come on over and take a look-see. I think that you'll be quite delighted!
Thanks for joining the class! I'll see you inside!