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Think about it… how do you really honor you? This is a high calling that many misunderstand. Yes we need to take care of our bodies, be mindful of our thoughts, feel our emotions, and nurture our spirit to live fully and be our healthiest self from a holistic perspective. It can be challenging – just being mindful of what you are eating and how much sleep you get, are basic yet easily compromised, but your health and vitality depend on this self-care.
None of us are immune to trauma, it is a natural part of our human journey. Ironically, trauma also has the power to break us open to our truest nature. Generally, trauma is an overwhelming life experience that is so deeply distressing and disturbing that it could not be coped with. The impact was too much for the mind, body and spirit to process, and there was not enough resilience or resources to integrate it.
Grief is a natural part of life and it is also a natural process. There is a way through grief and sometimes that path is daunting and we don’t know where to turn. We all experience changes in life with some being more difficult than others. I have learned from specializing in grief, in the earlier part of my career, that grief is foundational to many of the issues that I see in counseling. Loss often becomes a pivotal milestone in our life that changes our story and us too if we allow it.
Donna Shin, LCPC
- Master of Science in Pastoral Counseling 2004 , Loyola University in Maryland
- License MD – LC2632
- NCC – National Certified Counselor – 90878, 2004
- National Academy of Clinical Hypnosis – Certification 1478, 2004
- Level II GIM Training ( Guided Imagery with Music ) Mid Atlantic Training Institute 2008
- Mastering the Meaning of Mandalas 2008 Sponsored by the Art Therapy Program of George Washington University
- Brainspotting Certification – 2019
- Approved Supervisor – MD Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
- IAWP Wellness Coach in training
What to Expect
I utilize traditional along with experiential and creative techniques in my practice. They include Brainspotting, Mindfulness and Meditation, classical music (The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music), art therapy (Mandala Assessment), and Dream Work. I honor the therapeutic relationship as a sacred container for growth and transformation. At the same time, I take great care to pace your therapy according to the issues that are relevant to you. I offer genuine objective feedback, encouragement, and suggestions for growth that you can practice on your own.