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Self-Treatment at Home

(a.k.a. "The Good Stuff")

Guess where the real magic of change happens with our clients? Click your red heels thrice Dorothy cuz there's no place like home! The therapy room is where we identify, discuss, feel, challenge, learn, process, and plan. But the therapy room is just a lab. If you really want to change your life, well...that change actually happens IRL.

When your #teamsoulspring therapist recommends a book, a gadget, a stress aid to help you implement and cement new changes in your real life, look no further. We got you. Below is a curated list compiled by SoulSpring Counseling therapists just for our clients, and anyone else for that matter. The list will continue to grow, so keep checking back! 

(P.S. Got a recommendation? Drop us a line and we'll take a look!)

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AFFIRMATIONS
 

Teen/Adult – Affirmations

365 days of positive thinking with exercises, mantras, and reflections for self-respect, kindness, and love. SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly  is currently reading this book and loving it.

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ANXIETY/STRESS
 

Adult – Anxiety/Self-Awareness/Insight

This little book is filled with deeply spiritual, self-reflection focused chapters that assist with increasing insight and self-awareness. SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly has read this book and was deeply moved by it. She bled out her highlighter marking up the whole book. This tool helps improve mood for those feeling disconnected, alone, anxious or depressed. From a previous client, "Loaded with thoughtful considerations."

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Adult – Anxiety/Stress

This acupressure mat and pillow set are "game changers" for relieving stress, tension, and anxiety, according to SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly. It can also assist with pain management. #goodfeels, literally.

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Coloring Books for Adults

Adult – Anxiety and Stress

Coloring books are an excellent adult hobby that can help with stress, anxiety, depression, and ADHD management. They're just plain relaxing. 

Teen/Adult – Anxiety, Anger, and Stress

Don't yell! Don't destroy your walls....Beat your Dammit Doll instead! Check it out...!

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Fidget Tools

Teen/Adult – Anxiety and Stress

For fidgeters who are distressed by their fidgeting, these Fidget tools help release excess kinetic energy when stress rises. Both SoulSpring Counselors Jennifer Alminana and Sheila Connolly use fidget tools to help with focus. Some clients have found relief while quitting smoking. If you're a nail picker, max out your manicure and relieve stress here: 

Therapeutic Hobbies

Teen/Adult – Anxiety and Stress

If you're gonna space out, might as well do it with intention, right? SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly has incorporated several of these in her weekly practice of self care.

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CODEPENDENCY
 

Teen/Adult – Codependency/Recovery/Self-Care

Daily Readings (365) for centering containing so many gems for anyone on a healing journey. Melody Beattie is the Queen of Codependency who shares from her own journey out of this insidious condition. She speaks to clients in recovery from substances or codependency, and those seeking to have better self-care, balance and peace in their lives. One of SoulSpring Counselor Cindy Gourley's favorite books as you can re-read it over and over. There is an index in the back of the book which allows you to look up topics and then go to that day in the year that addresses it.

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DAILY READINGS
 

Teen/Adult – Daily Readings/Meditations

Great to use as part of your morning ritual to center you and focus on what IS going well in your life…What we focus on grows, so why not focus on the positive? 365 daily readings that end with a question to prompt your journaling about a number of topics. Great for clients that want to begin the journaling process but are not sure where to start! Reading daily can begin to shift your focus to what is flowing nicely in your present and how to manifest more of that…the subtitle says it all, “365 Days of Motivation for a Happy, Peaceful, and Fulfilling Life.” Recommended by Cindy Gourley.

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Teen/Adult – Morning Readings for Centering

365 brief morning readings to center yourself before you begin your day. Provides the reader with introspection and gratitude which is crucial for achieving resilience. We highly recommend developing a morning ritual to begin your day on a more positive path.

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EMPATHS
 

Adult – “Sensitive” or Empathic Clients

The book is validating for clients who have been told their whole lives that they are just “too sensitive” or they get their feelings hurt too easily. If this sounds like you, you may be an empath! This book gives you life strategies for protecting yourself and dealing with this gift in a harsh world. Not a big surprise that SoulSpring Counselor Cindy Gourley read this book for herself! She knows it has helped clients understand themselves and give them the assurance that there is nothing wrong with them just because they are different and more sensitive than other people. This is their superpower!

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ESSENTIAL OILS
 

Adult – Essential Oils

Recommended by SoulSpring Counselor Cindy Gourley for anyone interested in learning more about essential oils, their vast uses for personal health, environmental health and general well-being. The reader interested in more holistic treatment treatment options compared to pharmaceutical options will love this guide. [However, we do not recommend oils to replace needed pharmacological treatment!] Easily look up oils for their uses, or research particular ailments and discover the recommended oils for that condition. Individuals need to consult their physicians for any medical issues and be aware of any sensitivities they have, but oils are a soothing complement to treatment. Clients with anxiety, depression and even grief, may benefit from these amazing oils that are able to cross the blood brain barrier. From Sheila: "I personally use essential oils daily in my own life."

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Adult – Essential Oils

This essential oils set is stocked with a variety of oils for a wide range of benefits. Includes an instruction guide for oil use, the benefits of each scent,, and recipes for blending oils. Recommended by Sheila Connolly

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Adult – Essential Oils

Smart diffuser for your aromatherapy. Elevate mood and relieve stress through "the olfactory way". SoulSpring Counselor Pre-program your diffuser to turn on just when you'll need it...upon waking, before getting home...you get the idea. Imagine coming home to Eucalyptus or soothing lavender flowing through your living room, all ready for you before you get home from a stressful day at work. Recommended by Sheila Connolly

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GRIEF
 

Adult – Grief Recovery

This is a daily meditation/reading for those grieving the loss of a loved one. It offers insight and comfort during a challenging time. The readings are brief, typically just one page. Grieving persons generally can only absorb so much at once. SoulSpring Counselor Cindy Gourley has referred this book to many of the grievers she has supported over the years. Alan Wolfelt is a prolific writer on the topic of grief and loss. He penned many other books that focus on specific losses such as loss of a spouse, parent, child, etc.

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HABIT FORMATION
 

Teen/Adult Women – Breaking Old Habits/Creating New Habits

Our habits are our building blocks for our life's trajectory. If you struggle to change bad habits, Habit Formation may be just what you need. When SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly read this book to change some of her habits, she found it filled with effective, simple, and novel suggestions for change. If you describe yourself as a  self-sabotager and resistant to change, Habit Formation may be just what you need to get over the hump. 

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Teen/Adult – Accountability Stone

This is technically a "worry stone", but consider it your accountability stone. Use it to help you remember to implement daily suggested activities such as breathing activities, affirmations, gratitude, etc. Place this in your pocket so that when you get undressed you can take it out of your pocket and commit to holding it in your hand until you've completed your activity. SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly has recommended this to several clients in the past and they found the physical reminder helpful.

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Teen/Adult – Accountability Stone

Here's a great option for those wanting to build a gratitude practice that goes beyond acknowledging gratitude for the same thing/things each day. Recommended by SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly.

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INTROSPECTION
 

Adult – Personal Insight

This book aims to empower readers to seek abundance in all areas of life. As SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly can personally attest, the book is a path for those seeking spirituality to increase personal insight and empowerment.

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Teens/Adult – Introspection

A reading tool to aid in a mindful practice of introspection and self-reflection. Young Pueblo is an insightful and grounding author, speaking gently but not holding back needed truthsRecommended by Sheila Connolly

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Adult – Self-Reflection

This guided journal is good for those eager to engage in self reflection. You can't miss the beautiful artwork and insightful guided prompts. The path to change starts within. Recommended by Sheila Connolly

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Adult – Introspective Client

Helps the reader learn about the “one-way relationships" in their life -- at work, love or with friends. Provides understanding and tools for coping with this personality trait. SoulSpring Counselor Cindy Gourley has utilized this book in her own life to understand how to deal with a trouble-making narcissist. She found the validation she needed to get out of a gaslighting situation and move on in power and in peace. If you want what Cindy is having, click no further...

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LOW SELF-ESTEEM
 

Teen/Adult Women – Low Self-Esteem

Perfectionism is often born out of low self-esteem. This book helps with both. SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly found it so beneficial for increasing self appreciation and rewiring some negative self talk and beliefs. Get some relief from your beliefs here...

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MINDFULNESS
 

Teen/Adult – Mindfulness

After her fourth reading, SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly still finds the material simple and profound. All clients to whom she has recommended this book has given 2 thumbs up. One client described this book as "life changing". 

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Teen/Adult – Mindfulness and Meditation

This book explains how to use the law of attraction. The understanding and consciousness shifts that you'll achieve by reading this book will take all the guesswork out of daily living. Recommended by Cindy Gourley.

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Teen/Adult – Mindfulness and Meditation

A good mindfulness tool for those desiring practical help starting or developing a mindful practice. The card deck is organized and ordered for beginners. If you are experienced, start and move in whichever way feels "mindful" for you!

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Teen/Adult – Mindfulness and Meditation

The law of attraction is a philosophy suggesting that positive thoughts bring positive results into a person's life, while negative thoughts bring negative outcomes. These cards contain affirmations and quotes to assist in implementing this practice into your daily life. Recommended by Cindy Gourley.

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Teen/Adult – Mindfulness and Meditation

A mindful tool utilizing light to cue breathing activities. Guides breathing activities and visual meditation practices for those who might prefer open-eyed meditation, or who find it hard to focus. Recommended by Sheila Connolly

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SLEEP
 

Teen/Adult – Sleep Hygiene

A clock/smart light to Help. You. Sleep. Functions as a smart light and gentle sunrise alarm clock in the morning, and wind-down content to lull you asleep at night.

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Teen/Adult – Sleep Hygiene

A blackout eye mask for sleep. SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly won't sleep without one!

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Teen/Adult – Sleep Hygiene

Fight off the night time stress and lonelies with this 15lb weighted blanked. Get relief and get some sleep....

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YOGA
 

Books and Cards for Your Yoga Practice

Teen/Adult – Yoga

This is the bolster SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly uses and its great quality. She has had hers for 5 years and it still looks brand new!

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Teen/Adult – Yoga

Weighted eye pillows are an excellent addition for final resting pose. Ahhhhh Savasana.

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Teen/Adult – Yoga

This strap is for those that are working on their flexibility. SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly use this strap in her yoga practice.

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Teen/Adult – Yoga

These blocks are for use in your yoga practice. We recommend purchasing two blocks.

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Teen/Adult – Yoga

This blanket is recommended for added support/comfort during your yoga practice.

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Yoga Mat

Teen/Adult – Yoga

These are different mat options in varying price points. However, for those that intend to practice regularly and desire a more durable mat, the Manduka is most pricey but, in SoulSpring Counselor Sheila Connolly's opinion, more likely to last. 

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