Happy Therapy Thursday Eclectic Chic fam! I hope you all are staying nice, and cozy…I know that I was a bit shocked by the April snowfall that happened overnight here in Michigan. Cue turning back on my heated blanket and bringing out the winter coats once again. But in all seriousness, I have some really exciting news to share with you all. So without further ado, here we go. I hope you enjoy this blog post, and it puts your mind at ease.
Lia Jamerson, Meditation Studio App Teacher
You may have heard the term, mindfulness, before. Even on some of my past Therapy Thursday and Self-Care Saturday posts, I’ve described mindfulness and ways that you can reduce stress and anxiety using mindfulness techniques. Well one form of mindfulness is meditation. Depending on the needs and treatment goals of my clients, I will periodically incorporate guided meditation, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation into the beginning or end portion of the therapy session. Especially when I did home-based therapy, I used apps on my phone to help calm my little clients coming in unfocused because they are still riled up from recess; or agitated because of a classmate or assignment that they don’t like. Apps like these also help during sessions with clients coming to therapy to learn effective ways to cope with anxiety, trauma, and insomnia, amongst other manageable challenges.
Award-Winning App, Meditation Studio
When a colleague referred me to the Meditation Studio app, I was really intrigued and impressed. I loved that there was such an array of teachers and topics that were covered in the meditation collections. While having a conversation with the representative of Meditation Studio in preparation for being interviewed for their podcast, another idea presented itself. I discussed the possibility of a meditation series created specifically to address topics like secondary trauma and burnout when considering primary caregivers, therapists, and other mental health professionals. The wheels began turning, and the rest was history…
Lia Jamerson’s College Meditations Launched This Week!
Earlier this week, Meditation Studio released new meditations for their college series. Guess who was featured as one of the newest teachers?? My meditations on topics including roommate discord, being homesick, PMR for test taking anxiety, and social anxiety were released this past Monday. I am really honored to be a part of this community that demonstrates the importance of mindfulness, and taking some quiet time throughout the day to ease your mind. Be sure to go to the App Store on your phone and download Meditation Studio, so you can check out these recent meditations. Click this link: https://go.onelink.me/app/Lia
I remember that college was one of the most exciting times of my life. I loved my classes, and the opportunity to pursue my career. Joining extracurricular clubs. Dancing, hiking, beach days and barbecues with friends. It was incredible! By the same token, there were also stressors that came with college and this phase of life. As someone who likes keeping her home neat, I was plagued with a roommate who would use the couch and other pieces of furniture as random areas to leave trash…surprisingly, not the trash can. Also, we can’t forget about that year when I thought taking Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Biochemistry lectures and labs all in the same semester was a good idea (it was not). I used not only personal experiences, but also my experience in working with college-aged students and young adults in therapy as a means to come up with topics that I felt would be beneficial to that community. I hope you all enjoy!
Behind The Scenes At The Recording Studio
I hope you all enjoyed this post. Stay tuned for the next meditation collection! Share any ideas you may have in the comments below!