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In effort to always help you reach your Limitless Potentials Dr. Kathryn Shafer and her colleagues post to this blog. 
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Stay Connected During These Challenging Times

Stay Connected During These Challenging Times

Hello! We are here to help you in new and exciting ways all from the comfort of your home!  To this end, please know that due to the corona-19 pandemic the Tuesday ACA noon meeting, the Women’s and Recovery psychotherapy groups, and all yoga live in person classes here at Limitless are postponed until further notice.  This is to honor our national and state wide health and social distancing precautions. 

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Coping with the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

Coping with the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic…

This is a hygiene virus which means we need to “clean up our act”! There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 virus is scary. Anything on a pandemic scale such as this is forcing us to sit up, and pay attention…but not to panic. This unprecedented fear of the unknown we’re all dealing with is taking a huge toll on our emotional well-being and routine. It’s definitely time for an Emotional Rescue. It is giving us a message loud and clear like when our bodies shut down when we don’t listen.  We are being given a collective message (by God, Mother Earth, the Universe, Angels…whatever you believe) to wake up, slow down, and take a serious moral inventory of how we are keeping “clean”. 

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The Adverse Affects of Technology on Family

The Adverse Affects of Technology on Family

Parents and other human beings have allowed electronic devices to officially take over their daily lives. Not only do you work on a computer or phone, but you socialize on one too. As a parent, you complain about the screen time your kids are racking up, that their faces are always stuck in their phones despite the world going on around them. Communication is hard enough without having to compete with a piece of technology, with efforts to curb screen time escalating into a big fight. But aren’t we setting a double standard? If you cannot put your own phone down for two minutes, then how can you hold your children accountable to something you cannot do yourself? Remember YOU are the role model they adore.

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Dr. Kathy Shafer Tells Her Story in Palm Beach Post Feature

Dr. Kathy Shafer Tells Her Story in Palm Beach Post Feature

Dr. Kathy Shafer was recently interviewed and featured in the Palm Beach Post to talk about her journey with cancer and how it affected her life as a woman and a therapist, specifically, how she managed her recovery using Yoga, Meditation, Massage, and yes, therapy! Even therapists need help and the Sari Center was vital in providing it. In his article, Cancer journey gave Jupiter therapist new perspective, writer Steve Dorfman wrote:

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The Realities of Burnout and Tips to Beat It

The Realities of Burnout and Tips to Beat It

Since the World Health Organization announced Burnout as an official medical diagnosis earlier this year, it’s been all over the media. It’s not that the concept is new, researchers have been studying it since the 1970’s. In fact, it’s one of the most widely discussed mental health issues in today’s society. It’s only recently been made official because researches have finally agreed on a definition.

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Be Your Own Loving Parent

Be Your Own Loving Parent

Mother’s Day reminds us how parents and caregivers spend an extraordinary amount of time taking care of both the physical and emotional needs of others, especially children. The whole concept of loving ourselves is often ignored and our own personal needs and feelings are put on hold. It’s not typically a conscious act, but this type of self-neglect can have a negative effect on our health. Imagine how much better we would feel if we turned some of that same love and attention to ourselves, becoming our own loving parent. It’s the ultimate in self-care!

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EMDR, Trauma and Addiction

EMDR, Trauma and Addiction

The brain and the body are always adjusting to what is going on internally (perception) and externally (environment). Most of this incredible natural healing and coping occurs during sleep, especially during rapid eye movement (REM) between 1:00-4:00 AM. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, known as EMDR, is an integrative psychotherapy approach guided by the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model. It was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1987, who discovered that this natural healing and coping process could successfully treat persons diagnosed with PTSD.

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Vibrating Health Through The Chakras (Part 3 of 3)

Vibrating Health Through The Chakras (Part 3 of 3)

Clearing the whirlpools of energetic vibration with movement is what purifies the chakra system. By releasing physical tension, you transform thought patterns or beliefs that hold this tension in place. Even 10 minutes of daily yoga, movement, or some type of contemplative practice increases stress resilience, reduces anxiety, and teaches how to refrain from engaging in the fight/flight/freeze response when triggered.

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Relationship Between Trauma and Chakra Energies (Part 2 of 3)

Relationship Between Trauma and Chakra Energies (Part 2 of 3)

The following is a brief overview that provides introductory information to help you appreciate the relationship between trauma and chakra energy. Imagine the seven chakra wheels as spinning vibrations of energy that contain certain physical, mental, and spiritual content. This article breaks down the function of each chakra, and the yoga pose that can energize or calm it down.

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Understanding Chakras (Part 1 of 3)

Understanding Chakras (Part 1 of 3)

Chakras are Prana or Energy that flows through the spinal column. When the chakra is cleared, Prana moves freely without obstruction. Yoga is a practice that unites the mindbody and breath where the purifying movements burn stored up tension. Emotions, whether you are conscious of them or not, motivate behaviors. Fear, safety, sadness, relief, anger, revenge, enjoyment and self expression, are all characteristics that tend to unknowingly reveal themselves when the emotions go underground.

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