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AFFIRMATIONS YOUR VOCABULARY NEEDS

AFFIRMATIONS YOUR VOCABULARY NEEDS


Affirmations your vocabulary needs on a daily basis could do you a world of good! Are you ready for more good in your life? See most of us have grown up in somewhat dysfunctional or even toxic environment. Our parents and caregivers did the best they could, frankly though often times their upbringing was even more unhealthy than ours!

So it’s no wonder they didn’t know how to show love and affection. This is something unfortunately that is all too present.

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In my family legacy, there were generations of negative programming and inability to deal with life stressors in healthy ways. For the most part, family members resorted to violence and alcoholism. My grandfather, whom I have never met, was no exception.

He fought in the Second World War and of course this will probably come as no surprise but he also suffered from PTSD.  My mom had her own burdens. For example she never learned how to deal with her own feelings of anger and as a result, she became a “rageaholic” herself. 

 

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Affirmations your vocabulary needs continued

I made it my mission to find ways to heal myself from the effects of trauma, abuse, chronic anxiety and chronic depression. In addition I worked with therapists, coaches, healers, and alternative medicine practitioners. However I found out that I have centuries of negative programming on my cellular level. When my mom was pregnant with me she was very insecure and jealous.

Research shows that even a fetus can experience and feel negative energy vibrations. Therefore, I was born with 70% negative programming. It’s been a long journey towards healing and self-love. In reality this is an ongoing  journey. 

 

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What helped me most after I reached status quo with traditional therapy is learning about hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). If we are able to change our thoughts, our beliefs, and our words, we can heal even from most devastating life experiences and create a new life for ourselves.

I’m living proof and so are hundreds of my clients that I’ve helped to heal and in the end finally live the lives that they deserve to live! 

 

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming

I wrote about NLP in several of my articles. Today I want to focus on some of the most important high energy words those discussed  by my teacher and mentor, Dr. Yvonne Oswald. Dr Oswald writes about this in her book “Every Word has Its Power.”

According to Dr. Oswald, in order to be happy and successful, we need to adopt top energy words. Those words that have high energy vibration. I’m just listing 10 for the purpose of this article.

However I suggest you incorporate them as much as possible in your daily vocabulary.  Since you probably have had years of negative programming and negative self-talk. You need to be patient with yourself. It takes time to replace negative programming.

 

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Catch yourself as often as you can. The key is to listen to your body and emotions. Write the words below on sticky notes and place them in the car, your bathroom mirror and anywhere you can see them on a daily basis. Maybe you can even create a vision board using these words.  Combine them with affirmations. Some examples of those are listed below.

Affirmations your vocabulary needs 

  1. ACHIEVE  (I am proud of my achievements.)
  2. BELIEVE  (I believe in myself no matter what.)
  3. HARMONY  (My relationships are harmonious).
  4. DREAM  (I am getting closer to my dreams every day).
  5. RELEASE  (I release everything that is not serving me.)
  6. SEXY (I am sexy and beautiful.)
  7. SMART (I am smart and confident.)
  8. SUCCESS (Success comes easily to me).
  9. THANKS (I give thanks to my Divine Power for all the good things in my life)
  10.  UNIQUE (I am unique and my gifts matter.)

Wishing you joy and success on your journey to better health, happiness, and success. It’s your divine right.

Happy Holidays!

 

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10 Best Places to Visit in Slovenia

 

I found this gem! It is a YouTube video 10 best places in Slovenia to visit, This is excellent! Why? I grew up in Slovenia & then moved to America.

Here are the places they visit and my hometown is # 1 on the list! 10. Maribor 9. Koper 8. Kranjska Gora 7. Celje 6. Ptuj 5. Piran 4. Postojna 3. Triglav National Park 2. Lake Bled 1. Ljubljana

 

“Here is the Blog that goes with the YouTube video “10 Best Places to Visit in Slovenia. Slovenia is a scenic country with a fantastic location in the heart of Europe. The nation is surrounded by the Eastern Alps, the Adriatic Sea, the Balkans, Italy, Croatia and Hungary, making it accessible from a range of European locations. Planning a trip to Slovenia is an opportunity to see a variety of destinations that include vibrant cities, charming villages, snow-capped mountains and scenic beaches. On your next getaway, aim to see as many of the best places to visit in Slovenia as your schedule will allow.”

 

Strategies for toxic people

STRATEGIES FOR TOXIC PEOPLE

Strategies for toxic people exist but do YOU have them? Many of us have experienced working at toxic workplaces or having to deal with toxic people. But do you have the tools you need to blossom and flourish? Perhaps you’re dealing with this very issue right now!

Often times this also includes our closest family members! While it’s easier to disconnect and minimize contact with a relative or stranger, it’s much more difficult when the toxic person is your boss or your partner or a family member. 

 

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However, please don’t despair. There are some strategies that work to minimize emotional upset caused by having to deal with toxic people on a daily basis.

Strategies for “Energy Vampires”

In one of my previous articles entitled “5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult People”, I discussed strategies for dealing with certain types of difficult people. Such as the “dictators” and “know it all’s” of this world. In this article, I focus on people who can be also known as verbally abusive or “energy vampires.” 

 

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Strategies for toxic family members

Throughout my career and personal life, I have had to deal with toxic people. This started with my own family, and especially my mom, who was verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive. When you are a child and this occurs, you feel powerless as your life depends on your parents, and therefore, many times you are not able to express your true feelings, such as anger.

Instead, one develops defense mechanisms just to survive. My way of surviving a toxic upbringing was to spend many hours in my room journaling, listening to music, spending time with my friends, and dating a lot because I never felt loved or secure for that matter.

This also made me fearful of those in authority and I became a “people pleaser” out of fear of being rejected. I put up with abusive bosses out of fear of losing a job, and as a result, developed chronic anxiety and gastrointestinal issues.  

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Strategies for toxic people at work

The final wake-up call was in the Fall of 2012. My wake up call was after a scary episode of being diagnosed with acute gastritis after working at yet another toxic workplace. I decided it was time for a change and began to work for myself full time. It felt like jumping from a plane without a parachute. You may understand what that feels like! Yes I had no savings or a plan, but I just knew I would get seriously ill if I didn’t take care of myself.

Luckily my fiance (now my husband) was there for me to make this important decision and he continues to support me. The journey towards self-love and assertiveness was long and often times painful, but it was well worth it. Today, I’m able to share this with my clients and help them create healthier boundaries with others. 

“Poison People” by Katherine Schreiber

Recently, I came across a powerful article on this topic in Psychology Today titled, Poison People,” by Katherine Schreiber. She discusses four major strategies to handle toxic people I have included below.

Four major strategies to handle toxic people

Control Your Exposure

If nothing else, try to minimize your contact. Limit the time you spend together if it’s a family member and maybe even schedule an event so that you don’t have to overstay. If the person is your boss, only spend time as needed, and if you can, ask to be transferred to a different department.

Manage Your Reactivity

We cannot change others, however, we can change how we react. Learn meditation and stress relief techniques. Excuse yourself and go to the bathroom to do some deep breathing. You may need to tell the person you will be happy to talk to them when they are calmer.

Don’t Explain

There is no use in trying to explain yourself as the other person is the one who is refusing to listen. Simply say that you are busy at the moment, without explanation.

Immunize Yourself

Get to know people first before making any major decisions as well as pay attention to non-verbal cues and body language is vital. The goal at work is to get away from toxic people. But in our personal lives, we are more prone perhaps to invite them in. This is because many times they have appealing traits such as confidence and charm. 

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Strategies for handling toxic people in review

We need to be mindful when we start blaming ourselves at times. We can’t continue making excuses for toxic people. It’s key to set healthy boundaries right from the beginning. We deserve to be treated with respect. Sometimes that may even mean leaving a toxic job or relationship.

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Slovenia my home country

There are many amazing destinations in this world. One is Slovenia my home country. I came across this link to a website where they have a web page discussing Triglav Mountain. My company years ago began under the inspiration of Triglav Mountain. It’s even in my business name!

Here is the article & link

Mt Triglav Top choice mountain in Triglav National Park

“The 2864m limestone peak called Triglav (Three Heads) has been a source of inspiration and an object of devotion for Slovenes for more than a millennium – it even appears on the country’s flag. The early Slavs believed the mountain to be the home of a three-headed deity who ruled the sky, the earth and the underworld.”

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https://www.lonelyplanet.com/slovenia/attractions/mt-triglav/a/poi-sig/1524535/360706

Learn more about Donacka Mountain Landmark in Slovenia my home 

 

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Donacka Mountain

“Between Boč and Macelj mountain lies Donačka mountain  (882 m), which got her name after the church st. Donat (511 m), origin from 18. century, lying on the sunny side of the mountain. Donačka mountain is unique on her steep, cone shape and location on the east border of Alpine world.

Her specialty is variety of vegetation. On the rocky walls, on sunny side of mountain, is location of “juvanov netresk”,endemit.” Here is a link to this wonderful place!

Holistic Psychotherapist Defined

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN WE SAY “HOLISTIC”?

Holistic Psychotherapist Defined in Medical Practice

Holistic Psychotherapist Defined. So what does it mean when we say “Holistic”? How do we define the term “Holistic” as it relates to the medical field? Nowadays, many practitioners, including myself, define themselves as “holistic”. But there seems to be some confusion and lack of understanding as to what this term actually means.

According to Wikipedia, “The holistic concept in medical practice, which is distinct from the concept in the alternative medicine, upholds that all aspects of people’s needs including psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. A 2007 study said the concept was alive and well in general medicine in Sweden.[3]

 

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Holistic Psychotherapist Defined -in Alternative Medicine

Some practitioners of holistic medicine use alternative medicine exclusively. Though sometimes holistic treatment can mean simply that a physician takes account of all of a person’s circumstances in giving treatment. Sometimes when alternative medicine is mixed with mainstream medicine the result is called “holistic” medicine. Though this is more commonly termed integrative medicine.[2]

According to the American Holistic Medical Association it is believed that the spiritual element should also be taken into account when assessing a person’s overall well-being.[4]”

 

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See the following references for more information:

2) American Cancer Society. January 2013. Retrieved September 2013.
3) Strandberg, Eva; Ovhed, Ingvar; Borgquist, Lars; Wilhelmsson, Susan (2007). “The perceived meaning of a (w)holistic view among general practitioners and district nurses in Swedish primary care: A qualitative study”. BMC Family Practice 8: 8. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-8-8. PMC 1828160. PMID 17346340.
4) American Holistic Medical Association

 

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Holistic Psychotherapist defined -Combining Alternative & Holistic Medicine

I’ve been interested in alternative and holistic medicine for the last 15 years consequently I’ve also adopted spiritual practices in my personal life. Largely the reason this happened is fascinating & very common. This occurred when I was getting my Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Simultaneously I was also dealing with some personal challenges in my life. 

 

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Fortunately I started meditating and learning about alternative approaches and techniques. I also received training in clinical hypnosis & guided meditation. This lead me to conclude that I was achieving great success with my clients. They suffered from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma. Additionally I studied Zen and other forms of meditation and started teaching my clients simple breathing techniques with much success.

In the same span of time I was also struggling from depression and anxiety having experienced this all my life. It’s partially genetic and partially due to abuse and trauma I suffered ever since I was 15 years old.  This abuse last until I was almost 25 years old. 

 

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Holistic Psychotherapist Defined -Combining Alternative & Holistic Medicine (cont.)

This abuse and trauma also occurred in my intimate relationships with men. Traditional therapy even though helpful has its limitations. I’m happy to report that I finally had a break-through. This was after I started using alternative approaches in addition to seeing a psychotherapist.

I’m determined to find ways to help myself and my clients without the need to rely on medication. Medication can be life saving in some instances, such as in the case of bi-polar disorder or during the initial course of treatment.

However often times clients are given prescriptions by their primary care physicians who don’t have in-depth knowledge about psychiatric disorders. As a result there are always some type of side effects. This might include for example having trouble reaching an orgasm! So there is much to consider. 

 

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Holistic Psychotherapist Defined -Introducing Holistic Coaching International

You see I always encourage my clients to get properly evaluated by a psychiatrist. It is also recommended that clients see a psychotherapist such as licensed marriage and family therapist such as myself. As well as a licensed mental health counselor or a licensed clinical social worker. Of course the downside for taking medication is it just alleviates the symptoms. But it doesn’t deal with the root causes of depression or anxiety.

My company, Holistic Coaching International as well as my website www.NaturalStressManagement.com was created to help! As an example you can access my “Stress to Bliss” Guide which focuses on the whole person. This is in terms of mind, body, emotion and spirit for identifying both issues and solutions naturally.

For example, when I see a client who is suffering from anxiety and is stressed out or overwhelmed, I assess their lifestyle in general. This includes several areas of their life such as their nutrition, exercise, social support, family life, career and finances. 

 

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Holistic Psychotherapist Defined -Introducing Holistic Coaching International (Cont.)

Research shows that many chronic medical illnesses, such as diabetes, and high blood pressure are linked to experiencing chronic stress. Which many times is a result of lacking the necessary coping skills.

As well as being unaware that your health is more than just your physical health. In other words, it is not enough just to have regular check-ups and take the necessary supplements. It is just as equally as important to have emotional and mental health. Including having the tools and coping skills to deal with life’s stresses in the environment.

When I work with clients, we explore the root causes for anxiety and depression by utilizing traditional psychotherapy. As an example this might be exploring their family-of-origin dynamics. As well as their belief system and their values.

We also discuss their lifestyle and recommendations are complete based on their individual experiences and symptoms. Sometimes we discuss alternative approaches, such as going to a yoga class, getting a massage or going to a meditation class.  

 

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Holistic Psychotherapist Defined -Holistic Coaching International Techniques Utilized

I utilize several alternative and complimentary medicine approaches in my work with clients. This includes for example clinical hypnosis & guided meditation, emotional freedom technique, also known as “tapping” and Neuro-linguistic programming. I also collaborate with other holistic practitioners. This might be, as an example, fitness experts, health coaches & massage therapists. Which of course is in each client’s best interests.

For more information about my holistic and integrative services please visit my website www.NaturalStressManagement.com

You can schedule a FREE 15 min complimentary consultation by calling 561-299-1028 or by visiting https://naturalstressmanagement.com/contact-stress-management-mateja-petje/

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Holistic Coaching International New office!

I’m very excited to share with you I have opened my own new office! I’m in the same building I’ve been in for years. However this is my office. It means so much to me. I have begun to make it my own. What that means to my clients is they will have a safe & very comfortable place to meet with me. I want my clients to be as comfortable as possible so they can have the best experience possible. Most often my clients are in “pain” so I want an environment that puts them at ease.

 

My Slovenian Roots

It is very important in these times to remember something. I’m originally from Europe. I don’t necessarily think the same way as typical Americans do. Europeans have a different prospective on things. Now my husband is an American. I think this is a plus for you.

I believe I can offer you a different prospective on things you might find helpful. Immigrants for example are having a very difficult time generally speaking in the world today. These added stressors are potentially something I can help with. If you feel I can be of service to you in this area please reach out to me.

 

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I saw this article too. It talks about places to visit in my home country. These places are amazing so I wanted to share that article with you.

14 Best Things to do in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Lovely Ljubljana…one of our new favorite cities in Europe. This town really made a nice impression on us. It’s colorful, it’s lively, it’s compact, it’s very photogenic, and there are more dragons here than museums. This is the kind of city where it is simply fun to stroll and explore without a long list of attractions to visit. Even so …

 

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Find me on Psychology Today!

 

 

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WPBiTV Interview with Mateja Petje

Excellent interview with Mateja Petje and Jonathan Lederman at WPBiTV because the subject is Mateja’s background & how she works with her clients. Take the time to listen this is a terrific video & interview!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression –Feeling blue? Seven signs of Clinical Depression

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression and seven signs of clinical depression. We all get sad or down, however there is a difference when somebody is feeling stressed out or depressed because of a job loss, relationship troubles or illness. It CAN lead to clinical depression.

Some of the signs of clinical depression include

1. Loss of appetite or overeating
2. Insomnia, waking up
3. Obsessive and intrusive thoughts and worrying
4. Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
5. Not participating at social activities that one liked before
6. Suicidal thoughts/ideations
7. Substance abuse or excessive shopping/gambling etc.

*These symptoms need to last a minimum of 2 weeks to be able to be properly diagnosed.

​My advise is to listen to recommendations. Don’t wait until things get worse. I offer a complimentary consultation just call 561-299-1028 or click here to email me. 

 

 

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Mateja Petje Clinical Depression -Victim of your past?

 

Today I wanted to share with you something that I’ve been struggling with all my life and the good news is I had a breakthrough after talking to a wise friend.

For years I’ve worked with therapists, healers and coaches to release trauma from the past and my “victim” role. You see a wise friend told me how to get more into depth and start taking full responsibility for my feelings, thoughts, behaviors and actions as well as my choices and who I let into my inner space.

I’m excited to be able to finally meet my real “Authentic Self” that is based on pure love, compassion, joy and peace. This is as opposed to relying on projections and roles from my “Conditioned Self” (as described by my mentor Shelley Riutta) that is based on guilt, anger, fear and other negative emotions and expectations and dependence on other people. 

 

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Mateja Petje Clinical Depression –

As I got more into depth and started taking full responsibility I really made progress. That also includes doing my baby steps and catching myself as often as I can when I am in my “Conditioned Self”.

I’m already a gifted healer and holistic psychotherapist consequently I believe very strongly that especially for people in the healing and medical health field it is so important to continue healing ourselves! In this way I will be able to help my clients in even more profound and more AUTHENTIC ways. There is no shame! We are all dealing with universal human needs and barriers on our way to getting to know our real “Authentic Selves”. 

 

 

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Mateja Petje Clinical Depression -Victim of your past? (cont)

Now you might say, this is all good and well, but these things actually happened. The thing is that we see everything based on our past experiences with other people, events and circumstances. If we didn’t have an emotional attachment to a person or event that happened in our past, we wouldn’t have such a strong emotional reaction that acts as a “trigger” to a current situation. This means that we have not fully healed the situation and our emotional response to it.

This is the basis of my work whether I work with couples or individuals. One of my approaches to healing is using Imago (to read about Imago check out my website). If we didn’t have attachment to the past we would not feel pain, anger, rejection or whatever we are feeling. 

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Here is what one of my clients said about my work with them utilizing the Imago approach

Testimonial

“I was extremely pleased with the services that I have received by this provider. Not only that she is very knowledgeable but she is very compassionate and genuine. She listens well and responded to all my questions. My girlfriend and I had a lot of problems due to our divorce and we both had baggage from our previous relationships. We also lost connection and she was able to get us back on track. Her Imago approach really works! I highly recommend her.” by STEVE November 29, 2012 Consumer Feedback www.Wellness.com

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression -Imago Theory

For example, if a woman was abused in her childhood or past romantic relationships, and if she hasn’t healed the past event and emotional attachment to it, she will unconsciously repeat the same scenario in not just intimate relationships but also platonic relationships. This is whether business or personal and more importantly, continue carrying this pattern onto her children or any future relationships. 

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If she is in a relationship with a man, who had similar patterns of being a”victim” of the situation, they will keep “triggering” each other’s wounds until they both take full responsibility for their thoughts, beliefs, actions, and choices.

Mateja Petje Clinical Depression -Choices

Remember, no matter what, you always have a choice. Even women or men that are abused in a relationships still have a choice which is not easy, but they CAN leave the relationship and many times a professional is needed to help them build back their self-esteem and self-love to be able to make that step. Finances might get in the way, and most people prefer to remain in the comfort zone instead of being vulnerable and looking deeply into themselves. 

 

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WPBiTV Interview with Mateja Petje

Take time to listen to this very insightful interview with Mateja Petje and Jonathan Lederman at WPBiTV because the subject is Mateja’s background & how she works with her clients.

 

 

The Happiness Program

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Triglav is the highest mountain in Slovenia and the highest peak of the Julian Alps! I named my company after Triglav Mountain. Here is a link to more information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triglav

 

 

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Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis 

Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis

Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis

With so many war veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as above than average incidents of shootings, and specifically the recent shooting close to my home, in Parkland, Fl, I decided to write this article. In order to bring some clarity as to what PTSD is and also to offer some suggestions as to how it can be treated.

Understand that there is no one correct treatment. I base this conclusion on my personal experience of having suffered significant trauma which was a result of all types of abuse during my childhood and adolescence and even later on in my adult life. For example I have experienced trauma related to being in abusive relationships. Frankly I had experienced nightmares and some flashbacks for as long as I remember. 

 

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Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis – Seeking help

 

Remember the information in this blog should serve as a guideline. Nonetheless, I strongly recommend that if you feel that you suffer from PTSD that you consult a licensed clinician or a psychologist.

Now let’s first take a look as to how the psychology field defines PTSD.

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association revised the PTSD diagnostic criteria in the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; 1). PTSD is included in a new category in DSM-5, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders. Full copyrighted criteria are available from the American Psychiatric Association (1). Here I am just listing a few.  

 

 

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Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis – Seeking help (cont.)

To be diagnosed with PTSD, the person was exposed to: death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence, or similar, including any kind of abuse or domestic violence, experiencing it directly or indirectly by observing it.

Typical symptoms include: nightmares, flashbacks, emotional distress, and intrusive thoughts.
 
For example, for years following the abuse, I would have continued nightmares and I also developed sensitivity to criticism and aversion to anybody talking loudly. I would experience physical sensations, such as vomiting or upset stomach. Basically, I developed a trigger and in this case it was a loud voice. 

 

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Another example, would be in the case of people that were exposed to violence. This would include shootings and guns, where they develop emotional distress with ANY loud noises that resemble a gun shot. It can take years to heal and to not experience emotional distress when the trigger presents itself.

For a person to meet the criteria for PTSD, the symptoms need to last at least a month and they also experience distress and functional impairment in several key areas of life such as social and occupational.

To learn more visit this website  https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/PTSD-overview/dsm5_criteria_ptsd.asp 

 

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Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis & Treatment

So what can we do about it? 

1.  Most of all know that you are not alone! What helped me most is to seek support of friends who normalized my feelings. In addition that what I was experiencing was not the norm. My boyfriend’s family was nothing like my own where I experienced joy and laughter. Not abuse and tension which was the norm in my family when I was an adolescent.

2.  I also worked with several therapists, coaches, and healers. This was where I learned how to identify my triggers and how to manage my emotions and “rewrite my story”. One approach that was helpful with a pervasive memory of being severely beaten was finding a therapist that was trained in EMDR. After a few sessions I was able to tell my story without crying and I was able to emotionally detach from the incident. 

 

 

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However, the approach that finally started to help me in stopping intrusive and limiting thoughts and beliefs is when I learned and received training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). In essence, this approach focuses on the linguistic and how we store and process memories.

I have been able to start understanding that my negative programming was due to being exposed to abuse and trauma that colored my world. See I saw the world as a threat and subconsciously sought experiences and people that confirmed that my world was not a safe place and that people cannot be trusted. Only when I started changing my beliefs did my life and my well-being begin to improve. 

 

Mateja Petje PTSD Diagnosis & Treatment (cont)

 

3.    Join a support groupOther people who have gone through similar experiences can not only offer validation but you will also feel understood. Not many people (including some therapists) really understood why I was not able to get better. This is in spite of years of therapy and medication. Medication can be helpful in the initial stages, but key is to understand the root causes and how your beliefs and thoughts contribute to the disorder.

4.     Do journaling. When we are overwhelmed with thoughts it’s key that we find healthy ways to manage them and get them out of our head.
 
5.     Learn stress management and breathing techniques. I think meditation literally saved my life. I studied different modalities including mindfulness, zen, guided meditation and meditation based on mantra. See the Art of Living Foundation. I was able to heal insomnia and significantly reduce anxiety and depression symptoms.  

 

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Treat yourself and take care of yourself! NEVER be afraid of seeking help.

I hope this was helpful to you. Please don’t suffer and there is no shame. Feel free to schedule a confidential phone consultation 561-299-1028
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The Happiness Program

The Happiness Program is also know as the Art of Living Part 1 course consequently it is an introduction to the world of meditation and stress free living. Here is a link to the Art of Living website https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/happiness-program

 

 

 

 

 

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Mateja Petje Mothers Day

Mateja Petje Mother’s Day

MOTHERS & DAUGHTERS – INFLUENCES FOR A LIFETIME

Mateja Petje Mother’s Day insights, experiences and lessons learned. Mothers play a big part in our lives, especially when it comes to their daughters. In an ideal world, daughters receive love, attention, support, and wisdom from their moms so that they can go into the world and follow their dreams and passions. 

 

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According to recent research as discussed in the article in Psychology Today Here is a link http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200104/the-mother-daughter-bond Most adults report positive relationships with their mothers. For example, 88 percent of adults say their mother has had a positive influence on them, and 92 percent say their current relationship with their mother is positive. 

 

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Still, in my clinical practice, these numbers tend to be quite different. Many women, young or old, report having strained relationships with their mothers. Quite often, they suffer from low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and unfulfilled relationships. They blame themselves not knowing what went wrong and why they cannot form a lasting loving relationship with a man. Many times they did not have a good role model as to what constitutes a healthy and loving relationship or a marriage.

So the bond between mothers and daughters is very complex. The bond starts to already develop during pregnancy. Research shows that even fetuses can identify when their mom is stressed and therefore stress can indirectly affect the child’s emotional blue-print.  

 

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Mateja Petje Mother’s Day – Attending Miami University

 

 

When I was pursuing my master’s degree at the University of Miami, I wrote my best essay on the importance of a secure attachment with parents, and especially mothers. Those who are lucky  enough get this kind of secure attachment however many others who are not so lucky suffer due to insecure and avoidance attachment. This is characterized by fear, anxiety and feelings of abandonment.

Unfortunately, my experience was similar to many other daughters growing up in dysfunctional families. My family on my mother’s side has experienced generations of alcoholism and violence. Men tend to be violent and use alcohol as a coping mechanism. Many times this was an escape from mental and emotional illnesses, including PTSD which my grandfather suffered from and in the end it cost him his life. 

 

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Mateja Petje Mother’s Day – Coming to America

 

My mom was not an alcoholic, however she never healed from her own trauma. Instead she lashed out. In my tender teen years, I was abused physically, emotionally and mentally. She never sought help.  This was just not what you did. Seeking help for emotional and mental issues is still stigmatized even to this day.

I had to physically move across the ocean from Slovenia to the US to finally heal from my own trauma. I am the first in my family who broke the cycle and decided I didn’t want to live this kind of life moreover that I deserve a loving relationship. In therapy I learned a lot about myself and why I developed clinical depression. My healing journey was long and it’s still an ongoing process.

At the same time, it was also a blessing in disguise as I have been able to help hundreds of women to heal from abuse, trauma, difficult relationships, low self-esteem and the lack of self-love. The women I’ve worked with now have confidence, improved relationships and they have made peace with the past. 

 

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Here are some suggestions how to heal and improve your relationship with your mother:

 

1.    Forgive your mom and let go. Write a letter to your mom expressing everything and then burn it. You are doing this for your sake so that you don’t carry this burden.

2.    Think about all the good stuff. Don’t always dwell on the bad stuff. One of my fondest memories is when my mom brought me breakfast in bed on Saturdays.

3.    Be your own best parent. Think about what you have always needed from your mom but never got it. Pamper yourself.

4.    Remember that your mom is just doing the best that she can. She learned all she knows from her mother.

5.    When your mom starts with her “usual” nagging, or she is being negative or critical, just gently disengage. Set the boundaries and practice “tough love.”

Thank you for reading!

 

Mateja Petje Mother’s Day best wishes!

 

Many times my clients don’t seek help until they are in crisis. Why wait this long and suffer? Call for a complimentary session today at 561-299-1028.

For information about substance abuse and co-occuring disorders visit http://americanaddictioncenters.org/co-occurring-disorders/

 

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The Happiness Program

The Happiness Program is also know as the Art of Living Part 1 course consequently it is an introduction to the world of meditation and stress free living. Here is a link to the Art of Living website https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/happiness-program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This photo is when I visited home in 2007! I’m from Slovenia as you might have read. It is an amazing country! If you want to explore here is a terrific link. https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/