Holistic Counseling + Integrative Health


Holistic Counseling + Integrative Health New York

Claim the life and health that you deserve today.

 


I invite you on a journey of self-discovery in an environment where you feel safe and supported.

Your symptoms are a message. They are here to help you explore your well-being. Realizing this may be scary at first. Having professional support to understand the root cause of your ailment is essential. It will shorten the process and you will able to focus on parts of yourself otherwise unnoticed. Throughout my work, I have been exposed to somatic counseling, attachment and trauma work, interpersonal neurobiology and integrative nutrition; all to help you become your best possible self.

Take a step further where most approaches end. In recent years, it has become known that understanding yourself intellectually is not enough. Inquiry must include your body as an essential part of the healing process. This insight comes from an understanding that your mind is both embodied in your brain and nervous system as well as in your relationships. It’s through this connection that you can participate in life with a vibrance you never have before.



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The Impossible Ask: Going to Bed Earlier

Honoring your body's circadian rhythm will be a massive game changer for your well-being. This means syncing your sleep-wake cycles with the rise and fall of the sun. But I get it. Going to bed early may seem daunting when you live in a city like New York, where you work late and dinner starts at after 8:00 pm. Yet it will make all the difference.

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IndigoMuse

Brewing Trouble: Caffeine-Induced Anxiety

Are you running on false fuel? Several studies have now proven that there is a link between coffee consumption and anxiety. Research coming from the University of Michigan concluded that coffee leads to symptoms of worrying like nervousness, sweating, and shaking. In particular people with anxious disorder are vulnerable to caffeine induced panic attacks. A study, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, confirmed that a dose of caffeine equivalent to two or three cups of coffee can constrict the blood vessels in the brain and cause a reduction of blood flow to the brain by 27 percent.

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IndigoMuse

Low Blood Sugar and Anxiety

Have you ever thought that your anxiety may be caused by low blood sugar? So many of my clients who have mood swings, anxiety and depression actually just struggle with low blood sugar (aka hypoglycemia). If you find yourself overwhelmed by anxiety take a look at your blood sugar. Our organs and brain rely on a steady supply of sugar. When your blood sugar is on a tailspin your body calls an alarm signal. This sets into motion a hierarchy of processes all to make sure that your organism continues to function. It sends a stress signal to your liver to break down the storage of starch to bring back your blood sugar into balance. As sugar is essential to your organism and organs survival this stress signal feels identical to anxiety.

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IndigoMuse

Regulate Your Mood with this Fat and Nutrient Rich Smoothie

Start your day with a vibrant edge. Many of my clients asked me to post the recipe of my nutrient rich morning smoothie. Here it is. I highly recommend watching my key note presentation on Understanding the Food-Mood Connection which you will find on the bottom of the homepage. Read on for the recipe.

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Are you going NUT?

Ask yourself: Could nuts create my digestive trouble? The first time I noticed that consuming too many nuts could cause trouble with my digestion was after dinner in a raw food restaurant where I had raw pasta with a nut cheese and a desert with cashew nuts. I finally found out the culprit that was creating the trouble after doing the food sensitivity test. This had me thinking about nuts and our increased nut consumption that I saw mirrored in many of my health conscious client, nutrition colleagues and friends. Growing up I remember that nuts were mainly a food of the winter, were shelled and required a nut cracker. Naturally we would eat less nuts. Today with the availability of nut milks, many people are replacing dairy products with nut milks, nut cheese, nuts grains eating them year around.



Client Centric


Holistic Counseling does not diagnose. It aids the inquiry process for insights to emerge. A process that is compassionate and respectful to your needs.

Integrative Approach to Health


As we work together we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

Spark New Insight


IndigoMuse provides a holding space so that you can focus on inquiring into your well-being.
 


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