Beth Baldino, MSW, CHHC
Certified Holistic Health Counselor
(973) 979-6951

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Getting a Payoff for Staying Stuck? Learning to Choose Growth

Most people say they would like to change the circumstances that cause them to suffer. Often, we know this involves changing our own behavior in some regard, and many times we may embark on a plan to do just that, only to find that in very short time, we revert back to making the same choices, and experiencing the same familiar consequences.

Getting unstuck is not a one-time endeavor, because life’s natural experiences of loss and change require us to let go, shift our thinking, and implement new ideas and plans from time to time.

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Feel Your Feelings and Stop Self-Sabotaging

Having difficulty allowing and dealing with our feelings is a common problem that can contribute to our tendency to self-sabotage by making unhealthy choices in all areas of our life. The anxiety created by resisting feelings and allowing them to get stuck, rather than relaxing into them so that they may flow through us and naturally pass, can cause us to crave distraction and comfort in things that do not serve us. Ultimately, those poor choices only contribute to our unpleasant feelings, creating a vicious cycle of continuously feeling bad and endlessly seeking relief.  And of course, a tendency to get stuck in bad feeling has nothing but negative impact on our relationships, our ability to work most effectively, and our capacity to feel joyful and at peace.

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Holistic Review of a Full Life

This is a tool I use at the beginning of the Health Counseling process, in order to help people focus on the areas of their lives which could most benefit from some loving attention and effort. Hope you find it helpful in your journey towards improved health.

Holistic Review of All Aspects of a Well-Balanced Life

Food, and how you choose to eat, is very much linked to your other habits, practices, and overall life circumstances. The degree to which you feel fulfilled in all areas will partially determine how well you are able to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Similarly, when you nourish yourself with good food, you will find you have a better ability to get your needs met in all other areas and create the life you most desire.

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Envisioning Your Future – Manifesting, Part II

While it is important to have faith in your manifesting and most certainly not to be anxious about when, where, or how you will receive what you’ve asked for, there can be advantages to continuing to think about what you want, including the way in which it helps you get clearer about it. The more you focus your attention on a particular vision, the more opportunity you’ll have to fine-tune it.

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Techniques for Achieving Your Goals with Ease – Manifesting, Part I

I am  absolutely convinced that we have much more ability to create our own reality than most of us ever take advantage of. I know some people may consider this idea to be “new age” nonsense, but it would more accurately be described as ancient wisdom, as related manifesting practices have been used throughout the world for centuries. It’s also quite practical, relatively easy, and most certainly risk-free. I help my clients work towards achieving their goals by identifying their priorities, helping them make commitments, supporting them in accomplishing tasks, etc., in a very traditional way. This is important work and it can be very effective.  However, the manifesting work can really help facilitate progress, particularly when someone is struggling with getting started or finds themselves stuck along the way.

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