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December 14, 2021

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Lessons for Moving Forward in 2020

March 14, 2020
It has been a long time since I updated this blog. I apologize for that. 2020 is looking to be a very strange year. Covid-19 is changing how we interact, at least for a time. I am hopeful that the lessons we can learn will serve us well going forward.   ACTS Therapy will now provide Thera-link counseling via our computers or smart phones. If you are a current client, you will be…

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The Spiral

August 15, 2017
Greetings!  It has been awhile since I sat down to write something for Lisa’s Corner.  We are still located mainly in Shakopee and have a few other therapists working within ACTS Therapy. Life continues to change. Sometimes for the good and sometimes the unexpected.  We can choose to look at change as positive or not.  For those of you who have been clients of mine you…

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Essential Oils

April 02, 2015
I hope this new writing finds you all doing well and working hard on your goals.  I plan to enjoy the time I have with family and the beautiful Minnesota landscape.  I have new classes to take and activities to do which will help me serve you, my clients.  I hope you also will work on learning new things and planning meaningful activities with loved ones. Change is not always fun…

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More Skills for 2014

November 07, 2014
Time sure seems to move quickly. This is a season of many changes; changes in the weather and hopefully positive changes in us. It is my hope that when you look at this site you can look back at the previous writings and review or learn skills. I am at heart a teacher and therapist who believes we all can learn something new every day. The Holiday Season is again approaching and with this…

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Spring & Summer 2014

April 07, 2014
May everyone enjoy and be thankful for the wonderful weather. The past winter was long and cold and for many very discouraging. I am hopeful that with the nicer weather we remember that there are so many positives in our daily life. The beauty of a robin’s return, a flower blooming, the promise of summer heat and all the wonderful adventures Minnesota towns have to offer when the weather is…

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End of 2013 blog

December 04, 2013
Emotions don’t have intellect. They don’t think clearly or wisely. They can’t make the best decisions and steer you in the most appropriate direction. They only want to be soothed and coddled, appeased and pacified. So it’s rarely in our best interests to follow our feelings, using no other barometer to gauge our decision-making process. (Priscilla Shier, 2013) We are…

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Memories and Tapping

August 22, 2013
Memories and Tapping in the positives I always find myself feeling a little sad as the summer season ends. However today as I was driving on a quiet county road I noticed the beautiful fields on either side of the road. On the left a corn field, tall and majestic, curving around the power poles in a beautiful wave. On the right a brilliant green and lush bean field also curving ever so gently…

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Summer 2013

June 05, 2013
The Summer Season is upon us (we hope) and with it comes a time that seems more relaxed and easy in Minnesota. We also are very conscience of our time. I want to take a little bit of time to encourage you to continue your sessions this summer. Even though things may seem to be going smooth the issues that brought you on this journey do not just magically go away. This can be a time where we enjoy…

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March 01, 2013
Forgiveness…… What exactly is forgiveness? Is it just saying I’m sorry, or is it much more? This is not something that can be answered in one blog. It is a concept that has confused people of all ages.  I have learned (and I am still learning) that forgiveness is not so much for the person you are forgiving as it is for you.  If this is something you are struggling…

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Jan 2013

January 03, 2013
As we enter the year 2013 I ask you to take a moment to be kind to yourself. Many people make New Year Resolutions. They mostly consist of doing things you have not been doing well; such as losing weight, being better at…. I challenge you to make some of those items on your New Year resolution list items you already have been achieving well. For example I resolve to continue to….…

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Calm Place

December 10, 2012
As the Holiday Season is upon us I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Many find this a difficult season for a variety of reasons so I would like to encourage you all to remember the reason for the season. It is not what the TV/Internet or Holiday vendors have to say but rather it is about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I encourage you all to go to your calm place and…

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Breathing Tool to help lower anxiety and relax

July 18, 2012
This blog is to teach a skill. I am a therapist who likes to add skills to my client’s toolbox. This is one I teach many times in our first session. Try it out!  I use it every night to relax and go to sleep. Good luck! Lisa Marie Deep breathe (with light stream) This is a 1-2-3 breathing tool that you can use whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious Place your hand on your…

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Our First Blog

May 18, 2012
Hello! This is the first entry for ACTS Therapy located at 8170 Old Carriage Court North in Shakopee, MN Working with clients is an individual experience that is unique for each person. I will listen to your goals and needs and together we will work out a plan of where you would like to go. Some of the areas where I specialize are working with individuals and families who are in crisis. Perhaps…

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