MARCIE EDMONDS, MS, MC
Marcie holds Master’s degrees in both Counseling and Sports Management. She has been in the mental health and wellness field for over thirty years, working in various health settings (in and out patient), fitness facilities, wellness centers and facilitating psycho-educational workshops all over the country in the areas of relationship enhancement, stress management, divorce recovery, couples communication and most importantly, helping clients to understand the ‘recipe’ to create safe and secure bonds in their most treasured relationships.
Interested in understanding how people in addictive families often create a triangle of communication that keeps them stuck in unhealthy patterns of communicating and relating? Curious about how your emotional fitness impacts your recovery?
*Family Roles – how they are assigned, volunteered for or taken by default
*Karpman Triangle Model – identify what position(s) you typically take in your significant relationships and how to move into healthier communication patterns
*The concept of Congruency – why does it matter???
*Window of Tolerance – what it is, how it impacts your sobriety, how to widen it
Today I learned that I spend a lot more time in a dysregulated state than I realized. whoa. I tend towards the hypo-arousal end of the spectrum. Major take away today was that dysregulation is a yellow light for me to stop, check in with myself about what I might need, and then practice some self care.
Another helpful visual tool shared with us by Marcie today. How much of my energy/ time/ life/ joy am I willing spend with worry? How much are YOU willing to spend?
CONGRUENCE: When my thoughts, feelings, values and actions align. The more congruent I become, the less dependent I am on substances and behaviors to numb the pain of not being in alignment.