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Shayla Peterson is a psychotherapist who helps women address worry & overthinking. She offers a map for women’s journey towards healing, and she provides therapy using a person-centered, no-judgment, upbeat, and empathic approach.
Therefore, her clients walk away from therapy feeling equipped with tools to stand up to their inner critic, feel better about themselves, having more time for themselves, people, and things that are most important to them.
Shayla Peterson helps her clients increase their ability to focus on the steps in their journey, not just the destination in life.
How to address worry & overthinking the homeschool mama? Let’s chat with Shayla Peterson.
Anxiety is a warning signal. What is anxiety teaching you at this time?Shayla Peterson, Creator of CtrlShiftBalance
Let’s chat with Shayla Peterson about how to address worry & overthinking.
Shayla and I discuss:
- Her family’s experience bringing family home during the pandemic and still supporting clients.
- Addressing our social self-care needs.
- Incorporate GRACE in her home: G: grief, R: realistic, A: acceptance, C: compassion, E: expectation (positive expectations).
- Getting curious about our accepting experiences outside of our control.
Finally, Shayla Peterson’s advice for homeschool parents:
- Schedule your time to worry (find the worry schedule on her website).
- Find healthy distractions, practice breathing exercises, and problem-solve your worries.
- Remind yourself each morning what you want to think about yourself by reaffirming your values with your affirmations.
- Practice doing the things we want to teach our kids to do.
- We always have two choices. We can be reactive or we can be responsive. If we can just slow it down for a millisecond, we can determine what to do next.
You can find Shayla online at:
- Check out Shayla’s website
- Instagram: @ctrlshiftbalance
- Facebook: Ctrl Shift Balance Mental Wellness
- Therafriend Network Instagram: @thetherafriendnetwork
- Listen to our conversation on Instagram
Big Emotions Journal for the Homeschool Mom
Introducing the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, a set of resources designed to help homeschooling mothers deal with big emotions and specifically address their thoughts. Your brain and thoughts are important tools that need to be regularly sharpened, and the Toolbox is here to help you do just that.
Incorporating mindfulness practices into your homeschool is one of the most effective ways to separate yourself from your thoughts and be present. The Toolbox includes three questions from Dr. Amen, author of Change your Brain, Change your Life: What am I feeling? What is the thought behind my feeling? What is the story behind my thought? These are questions that you can practice regularly to get the most out of them.
The Toolbox also encourages a daily meditation practice to help you distance yourself from your thoughts and just be present. Guided meditations such as Guided Meditation on Controlling Negative Thoughts and Guided Meditation for Inner Peace & Calm can help you get started.
Additionally, the Toolbox offers a Thought Care Checklist to help you deal with challenging situations that may arise in your homeschool. By considering alternative perspectives, you can reframe your thoughts and deal with the situation in a more positive and constructive way.
With the Homeschool Mama’s Toolbox, you can learn to influence your thoughts and create a better reality for yourself and your family. Download the Toolbox today and start sharpening your tools!
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