In order to experience something new, we need to become familiar with the thoughts and feelings in our minds and guide them to be consistent with the life we want to live. When we shift our thoughts and self-talk, our approach to life changes. Everything and everyone around us will be touched by that shift, and we will have the opportunity for a new experience as a result.

Use these weekly Affirmations and Tips to try out a new thought or approach. Let me know how it works for you. I’d love to hear from you!  

 

 

Purposeful 

I purposefully create the life and relationships I want.

Moment by moment, I stay aware of the power of my words and actions. My choice may convey appreciation, uplift, or support. It may impart guidance, express understanding, or give reassurance. The decision I make may lead to a sense of connection or a sense of separation.

I set the intention to be a source of love and happiness to others, and as a result, I experience happiness and love within myself.

  

 

Tip: Consider starting a mindfulness practice as one of your New Year's resolutions.

Too often, we run on autopilot. We may even find ourselves saying, “I wasn’t thinking.” To be purposeful, we must create a pause in our mind giving us the space for our right and perfect action to reveal itself. A mindfulness or meditation practice helps us in creating this pause and space within our minds so that we act and interact from our most evolved selves.

An abundance of wonderful resources exists to help you begin a mindfulness practice. In mindfulness, you learn to stay grounded in your body and present in the moment. The practice includes awareness of the sensations of breathing and utilizing deep breaths to relax and clear the mind.

In mindfulness practice, you learn to accept and acknowledge uncomfortable sensations associated with anxiety or frustration without feeling the need to react out of those sensations and emotions. The natural outcome of mindfulness practice is clarity of purposeful options at any given moment.

If you are interested in finding resources to learn mindfulness and meditation, please email me. I’d be happy to help.

 

©2019 Laura Aube

 


NEW DATE for our New Year Workshop!

 

Growth Gifts Creative Art Therapy Workshop  

NEW DATE!!! Saturday January 18, 2020 
9 AM – 4 PM

$85.00 per person. Art supplies and a light lunch provided.

Did You Experience a Challenging Change or a Loss in 2019?
Learn to Utilize Difficulties for Self-Development

In any given year, many of us will face challenges — the loss of a job, divorce, death, illness or diagnosis, interpersonal conflict, a rebellious or troubled child, or children leaving for college. It's not uncommon to isolate during times of trauma and difficulty. Research tells us that being able to process and have our story witnessed is critically important for healing and growth.

Join us for a Creative Arts Therapy Workshop in the new year to honor your growth gifts of 2019.

  • Make art with supportive others.
  • Enjoy a safe place to reflect on your challenges in 2019 through both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art-making. Although sharing is not required, you will have the chance to process your experience.
  • Learn how to process changes and difficulties through the lens of appreciation for the inner strength, support system, spiritual guidance, and inspiration that allowed you to get through.
  • Solidify your learning and growth from your experience and feel sturdier as you enter 2020.

Honor the gifts of your growth. We look forward to seeing you in the new year! 

Reserve your spot at the workshop on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020:

Sign Up Now!

 


  

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Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy provides you and your partner a safe place to learn how to engage in healthy communication. Utilizing Imago Therapy with your partner can deepen your relationship and your love and acceptance of one another. In a private couples or family Imago Therapy session, you receive expert guidance and practice using tools like curiosity, listening, receptivity, and understanding.

I would be honored to help you on your journey of living from your true self and creating relaxed, joyful relationships. To learn more or schedule a session, call (816) 359-1885 or email laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com. 

  

 

Laura Aube, LPC, ATR-BC, Certified Imago Therapist
creativegrowthandhealing.com
Email: laura@creativegrowthandhealing.com

Phone:  (816) 359-1885
Address:  207 South Washington Street, Raymore, MO 64083

Laura Aube is a licensed Counselor in the State of Missouri. She has advanced training as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, as well as a fully-credentialed Art Therapist. Laura has twenty-five years of experience as a therapist and specialized expertise in grief, trauma, couples, and family therapy.