Shining Their Light: Loren Gill on Seeking Help and Becoming a Psychologist

Shining Their Light: Loren Gill on Seeking Help and Becoming a Psychologist

Loren Gill describes herself as a “low key” individual who “isn’t exactly adventurous but [who enjoys going] on adventures”. Having finished her Masters in Counseling Psychology, Loren has had several years of experience honing her skills in psychotherapy as she has worked with both adolescents and adults to help address their concerns. She is also the newest Psychologist to join the team at Healing Minds PH.

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I Integrated Mobility into My Daily Meditation, Here's What Happened:

Just when I thought that I had the formula to increased self-awareness, a few exercises on mobility seemed to have shifted my ideas on automaticity and programming.  It wasn't just about paying attention to the different muscle groups, but acknowledging my defects, that made me want to improve. Mobility, as it turns out, is meant to help you function better on a regular basis. Unlike passive stretching (widely used for flexibility), mobility looks at long-term changes in the viscoelastic properties of muscle (Stephens, et al. 2006) , and when practiced regularly, could increase muscle length. 

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Shining Their Light: Jenn Rivera and Her Path to Kundalini Yoga

Jenn Rivera was a corporate executive with 10 years experience in publication, mainstream advertising and event coordination, when she one day decided to just call it all quits and go on a healing journey that would change her life. 

She described her life as being "consistently busy", but at some point, she says, "the busy-ness and stress [became part of a] standard lifestyle". A lifestyle she described as having gotten trickier to manage each time.  "I was committed [to work]", she said, but described herself as "a competitive and borderline workaholic". Jenn, like most of us who have been through corporate jobs, had dreams of moving up the ranks. Her highest intention as an employee was to grow the agency's DNA in order to "maintain  the quality and efficiency of work, create standards and motivate others." But in 2015, after 10 long years of having gone the traditional route of corporate work, she began to feel a disconnect.  She found herself in an unhealthy environment that started to take a toll on her body. Most of all, she no longer felt aligned with her personal values and standards, and that's where her journey into healing began. I asked Jenn to walk me through her journey and here is where our conversation took us:

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