Skip to content
Shawna Freshwater, Ph.D.   ·   Clinical Psychologist, NeuroPsychologist & Holistic Healer   ·   Contact for your free 15-minute consultation
Psychological Impact of Physical Injury

Psychological Impact of Physical Injury

Mind, Emotion, Body and Sport: Physical injury can affect psychological health. Psychological health influences the recovery of physical injury. Minor physical injuries can be managed with little to no disruption in activities of daily living (e.g. working, self-care) and rarely trigger psychological impact or emotional trauma. However, empirical studies demonstrate some physical injuries cause substantial physical,…

Read More
Meditation guidelines

Your Monkey-Mind. Meditation Guidelines

ॐ MEDITATION GUIDELINES ॐ Step 1 Meditation:  Become aware of the contact of your sit bones with whatever surface they are touching. Notice whether your pelvis is easily upright, or rolled under, or arched with the top tipped forward. Allow any tension around the sit bones to diminish. Let go of any tension holding the legs…

Read More
Trauma PTSD

I Have Experienced Trauma. Do I have PTSD ?

  Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Trauma and PTSD: After a traumatic event, it is normal to think, act, and feel differently than usual. Most individuals will start to feel better after a few weeks or months. However, If your symptoms last longer than a few months, are very upsetting, or disrupt your…

Read More
Meditation Mindfulness

HOW THE BRAIN CHANGES & IMPROVES WITH MINDFULNESS INTERVENTIONS & MEDITATION.

HOW THE BRAIN CHANGES & IMPROVES WITH MINDFULNESS INTERVENTIONS & MEDITATION NeuroScience & the Brains of Trained Meditators & Mindfulness Practitioners: A plethora of neuroscience research demonstrates significant and consistent positive changes in the brains of individuals practicing meditation styles from Buddhist meditation to more secular mindfulness based stress reduction techniques. Science demonstrates 1) you can train…

Read More
Understanding Emotions

Understanding Emotions

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS Anger, Depression, and Anxiety are identified as “The Big Three, but Not The Big Easy” emotions. These three emotions are the most prevalent in our culture.  A tremendous amount of suffering is experienced with these three emotions.  All emotions are predominantly linked to the mind–the thought stream narrative and commentary about self and others, otherwise known…

Read More