We know that the skin and mind are very closely connected. Don't believe me? Think of being shy or angry and the changes your skin takes on, rather quickly. Or anxious. Or the cooling of the skin during sleep. Your skin and nervous system, and mind, are an interconnected web.
Those who daydream because of worry - and this is many people- tend to focus on what could go wrong. They might be anxious, and think that they are just "an anxious person" when really, they've probably had trauma, neglect and patterns of abusive or at minimum, dysfunctional relationships.
Have you ever felt your face grow warm with anger, humiliation or a blush of shyness?
Have you ever felt goosebumps when you were in shock over something?
Or felt itchy when you saw lots of spiders or bugs?
Perhaps you've even had hives when upset?
Then, you already know that the skin-mind connection is strong; you might not realize though, that the skin-self connection is also etched deeply. Psychodermatology is practiced by licensed psychotherapists, dermatologists and psychiatrists, with the common goal of helping clients see the neuroscience behind their skin or body image struggles.The skin, the largest organ, helps protect us from everything from bacteria to infections, and responses to emotions or the environment can include acne, psoriasis to urticaria(hives). Harvard has supported that the top three vehicles to support skin and body image struggles are as follows, in order of efficiency:
I have devoted my entire career, spanning over three decades, to helping individuals feel happy in their own skin.
My practice has often been 50-70% psychodermatology-focused in the past, with my current focus as being a 100% commitment to helping people feel at least in their skin responses or the response that they have to their skin.
My background spans yoga therapy, transpersonal psychology, post graduate work through Harvard Medical School and, diploma's in cosmetology focusing on esthetics and hypnotherapy. I use a three-prong botanical-approach (root, stem, bloom) in which to serve as a foundation, with the goal of bringing to surface a movement of people who are ignited by their life, in awe of themselves and the world around them. The prongs are:Education, Skincare and Youtube.
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