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Dr. Anna Kress is a clinical psychologist and author of Heal Your Past to Manifest Your Future (New Harbinger).

She completed her training as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University and is in private practice in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Kress has over 20 years of experience providing trauma-informed psychotherapy to help individuals heal past wounds and create the life they’ve always wanted. She has been a practicing meditator for over 30 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.

Have you ever said to yourself...
“Everyone tells me to just relax and then I’ll start attracting what I want into my life. But I have too much anxiety to just relax.”
“Why is it that I can manifest some goals easily while others get farther away the more I try?”
“I know that I shouldn’t get attached to the outcome if I want to manifest my goal, but it’s just so hard!”
“I tried clearing limiting beliefs, but more limiting beliefs just kept popping up...and worse yet, my goal still hasn’t manifested.”
“Trying to think only positive thoughts is really stressing me out.”
If any of these statements apply to you, you're not alone.

Manifesting can be exciting one moment and discouraging the next.

To make matters worse, many 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 positive thinking can become difficult to access when unrealized dreams stir up emotional turmoil. That’s when a trauma-sensitive lens can help. And it’s why I created Trauma-Informed Manifesting®.

Heal your past. Manifest your future.

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 your beliefs, emotions, and behaviors long after the threat is gone. It can cause you to focus on surviving rather than thriving despite your best efforts to move beyond fear.

Trauma-Informed Manifesting® can help you you feel safe and empowered enough to grow and pursue your goals in healthy ways.

Once you start to experience safety and empowerment, it’s easier to embody confidence and develop trust in yourself and the manifestation process.

With increased self-compassion, creative possibilities can become easier to access.

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 if I’m able to put less pressure on myself?
  • What if I have more compassion for myself and what I’m going through?
  • What if I can feel more inner peace as I pursue my goals?
  • What if I soothe myself instead of blaming myself?

What I’ve learned after twenty years of helping people with their emotions and life goals is that prioritizing your emotional health over your goals can be the kindest, and sometimes even the fastest, route to manifesting them.

That’s when curiosity, creativity, and resilience can light the way to new solutions.

Just imagine what’s possible for you once you once you approach manifesting with more self-compassion.

To learn more about healing and manifesting, check out my new book.

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