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The Spiral

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 know I

Essential Oils

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 and

Memories and Tapping

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…


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 with

Calm Place

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 relax

Breathing Tool to help lower anxiety and relax

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

Our First Blog

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…