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157: Not Me! Struggling in Times of Pressure with Tina Greenbaum
15th April 2020 • Everyday Mindfulness Show • Holly Duckworth
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“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”― Viktor E. Frankl Tina Greenbaum, M.Ed., LCSW is an Optimal Performance Coach and a dynamic workshop leader. Throughout her extensive career of 36 years, she has been a pioneer in combining traditional psychotherapy with body awareness, energy psychology, neuroscience and spirituality. In her book, Mastery Under Pressure, Tina helps readers discover a five-step system to have ultimate confidence, achieve super human results and break through limiting mindsets. Some of the questions Holly and Tina discuss: ·     What are some of the learned skill that we can use at this times? ·     What’s in my control and what is out of my control? ·     What are the remedies for managing anxiety? ·     How are you inviting clients to process emotions right now? ·     How does one know if they need a therapist and how does one “shop” for one? Good mental health is a learned skill. We need to learn to manage the levels of stress, which is the perceived amount if control that you have or don’t have. In many situations, we can make decisions and change things relatively quickly for ourselves. However, we are facing the collective being out of control. Stress is a body and a mind experience. Yoga is very helpful, as well as breathing and meditation. We have lost our freedom. With loss, comes grief. The more we can expand our self awareness and name the emotions we can come up with a tool to help manage what is happening. Adjusting to the new normal takes a good amount of flexibility. Recognize what’s happening and be in the moment with it and seeing what we can let go of. When we get to a place when we don’t have the answers anymore. Reaching this place may indicate the need to seek support and therapy. Tina is an expert in helping with the “How” of getting to the next step. A good therapy relationship has a sense of relaxation and that you are being heard. Start with a complimentary session to start and go from there. “You are already great, what could be more interesting than learning more about you?” Real control is being at choice with all the things that are going on, we are being called on to be experts on ourselves. We have the time right now!! Give yourself time to feel everything you’re feeling. Give it a timeframe and then move on. Find out more about Tina’s work at  You can also email her at Remember, Mindful Matters and So Do You!! Find more mindful resources at