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She completed her training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University and is in private practice in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Kress integrates trauma-informed psychotherapy with mindful self-compassion. She has been a practicing meditator for thirty years and has an interest in the psychology of spirituality. Her research has focused on spirituality among women who are experiencing infertility. Dr. Kress leads educational and experiential workshops on emotional health and manifesting goals. Her work has been quoted and featured in a variety of media, including Cosmopolitan, SUCCESS, Girlboss, Shape, Teen Vogue, Yoga Journal, Parents, and Women’s Health.
To make matters worse, a lot of the tools out there to help you manifest your goals don’t work once you reach a certain level of frustration or if you have a history of trauma. That’s when anxiety and self-blame can take over and the frustration of waiting can feel unbearable.
I learned this firsthand when I was a graduate student working on my dissertation research on spirituality and reproductive trauma. The women in my study wanted to have a baby more than anything and the emotional distress they were experiencing was understandable and undeniable. The truth is that no amount of positive thinking on your part can stand a chance against the emotional turmoil that unrealized dreams can stir up. That is, until you approach manifesting in a trauma-informed way. That’s why I created Trauma-Informed Manifesting™.
Trauma-Informed Manifesting™ is an approach to manifesting goals that is empowering and supportive to all, but is particularly inclusive and responsive to the needs of people who have experienced trauma. It explores the impact of popular manifestation advice on mental health and promotes an awareness of healthy practices.
When it comes to manifesting, trauma can interfere with the healthy pursuit of goals by impacting our beliefs, emotions, and behaviors long after the threat is gone. Trauma causes us to focus on self-preservation rather than healthy growth despite our best efforts to move beyond fear.
Trauma-Informed Manifesting™ helps us feel safe and empowered enough to grow and pursue our goals in healthy ways.
Once we start to experience safety and empowerment, we’re able to embody confidence and develop trust in ourselves and the manifestation process. Self-protection becomes less of a focal point and our long-desired goals finally become more accessible.
With Trauma-Informed Manifesting™, you open up to a whole new world of self-compassion and creative possibilities that you couldn’t have accessed before.
Then, suddenly, the “what if” scenarios that used to keep you up at night (as in, What if my goal never manifests? and What if I’m sabotaging myself?) get replaced with …
What I’ve learned after almost twenty years of helping people with their emotions and life goals is that prioritizing your emotional health over your goals is the kindest, and often the fastest, route to manifesting them.
Just imagine what’s possible for you once you once you look at manifesting in a self-compassionate way.
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