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When You Feel Powerless

Powerless. Helpless. Stuck. These are some of the very worst, most unpleasant ways to feel. Too often people experiencing these emotions are hesitant to get counseling, or even talk with friends, because they feel it will “do nothing.” This is based on the belief that the event or circumstance needs to change in order to feel better. The thought at the core of hopelessness is: The thing that’s already done must be different or else I will never feel better. This is not true. Getting unstuck is about navigating your responses and feelings more effectively- not changing external events. I’m not saying it’s easy, but I think it’s essential to our well-being to cultivate healthier ways to react when these gut-wrenching feelings strike. The following are some of my thoughts, that are on the surface quite simple, but take an
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    — Abigail, South Portland, Maine —
  • “I left feeling like I had a ‘bag of tools’ to access and felt a sense of empowerment and support.”

    — S., Windham, Maine —
  • “I feel healthier, taller, and truer to myself since starting EMDR.”

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    — S.D. —
  • “The work I’ve done with Hannah has been a game changer in my day to day life.”

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