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DW Healing Arts LLC
South Bend, Indiana

Category: Stress and Anxiety

Self care tips for Mildly to Highly Sensitive People

Self care. As an occupational therapist, I understand the sensory processing issues that can overwhelm people during the day. The “50 shades of sensitivity” are a continuum from high to low sensitivity.  When the brain is over-stimulated, it triggers the sympathetic nervous system (SNS), dumping chemicals in the body which creates a fight or flight response.  For […]

Embracing Creativity for a Happy, Healthy You!

Embrace your inner creativity today! DW Healing Arts

Research shows that creativity can positively impact health and well-being.  Creativity engages the right brain, accesses the unconscious self and increases awareness of your emotions and “inner landscape”.  The creative process is most important as a self care practice, not the finished project. Art and other creative activities help to switch your body’s stress response […]

Creating Space to Breathe

February 27th, 2017
Body Health, Stress and Anxiety

I have a confession. I still don’t have all the clean clothes and swimming suits put away from my vacation a few weeks ago. My husband’s birthday presents from his co-workers are sitting in a pile, waiting to find new homes. Today I tackled a month’s worth of mail, hoping there were no late bills. […]

The Power of Words

October 3rd, 2016
General, Stress and Anxiety

Each year I try to choose a theme word to help me focus on my goals. In 2016 (as in 2012), my theme was Self Care. It encompasses a number of other words as well. I created this word cloud poem with various supporting words. When I take time to name the things I want […]