Amy Shenk Morrison, MA, LPCC
Counselor at southwest Counseling Associates
Counselor | Coach | Trainer
I am a fellow traveler, a companion for your life's trials and adventures. I am passionate about journeying alongside you as you pursue healing, growth, and change. I enjoy talking about the intersection of mental health and physical fitness, so in addition to being a counselor I am also a personal trainer and fitness instructor. On any given day you will find me reading or writing at a local coffee shop, going for a quick workout at my favorite gym, or spending quality time with friends and family.
Counseling approach and services
True Core Counseling has been born out of a passion for holistic health. I believe that change happens when all areas of a client's life are addressed and discussed. Connecting to your True Core is about living to your fullest potential. I value deep, therapeutic conversations where clients can feel known and safe. So with that being said, I will work with you to get to the bottom of what is most important to you and how you can live your best life out of that understanding.
789 Sherman Street Suite 440
Denver, CO, 80203
Blog-"Four Practical Ways to Deal with Anxiety"
Dealing with anxiety can often be frustrating. One day you think you have it beat and then you get into your comfiest pj's and settle down in your soft, warm bed...you try to fall asleep but it feels like you are holding onto a live-wire. I have often experienced anxiety as if it is an electrical current that causes you to grip tighter to your fears or painful thoughts and you just can't let it go. I heard that description of anxiety a long time ago and I feel that it makes complete sense. The current surges through your body, everything feels tense and you can't drop the thought you are clinging to so tightly.
SO WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN ANXIETY IS REARING ITS UGLY HEAD AND YOU CAN'T SEEM TO LOOSEN YOUR GRIP?
HERE ARE FOUR PRACTICAL WAYS TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY OR ANXIOUS THOUGHTS. TRY OUT ONE OR MAYBE ALL OF THEM AND SEE HOW IT FEELS:
-Utilize mindfulness and meditation to help you connect to the present moment instead of feeling fearful about the future or frustrated with your past. Often anxiety is about the past or the future (obviously experiencing anxiety in the moment regarding a fearful situation happens as well). Meditation has been shown...CONTINUE READING