I have an interest in assisting those with challenges that link the body, mind and environment. I'd like to briefly share some of my thoughts with you. LeslieD
Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
SPS is often confused with anxiety, shyness, or introversion. Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), as defined by Dr Elaine Aron's work, is a "single innate temperament trait expressed as an awareness of subtleties in stimuli as well as a potential to be overwhelmed by too much stimuli". Research has shown that this trait occurs in about 20% of over 100 species, including humans. It is equally present in women and men. One key to understanding the sensitivity trait is recognizing the presence of a natural tendency to "pause to check" before acting, another is noticing more need than others for some 'alone time'. SPS is a normal trait, it is not a disorder. HSPs who understand and embrace their trait rather than 'trying to overcome it' lead wonderfully satisfying lives. Yes, even in this demanding, noisy and stressful world.
Psychotherapy or Quiet Coaching services are available.
What an amazing and complex time to be alive! The potential for living well despite 'allergies' is now within reach, since we can determine, and often remedy, many of the root causes for symptoms historically known simply as 'allergies'. Yet we also can see that 'allergies' are increasingly common. We can differentiate from among IgG and IgE reactivity, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), Histamine intolerance, MTHFR gene mutations, Diamine Oxidase (DAO) deficiencies, among others. In addition to caring for ourselves physically when living with 'alleriges', we are also called upon to heal the emotional and spiritual aspects that arise from feeling 'highly reactive to' or 'under attack from' the world and environment. We now know that 'too much' histamine impacts our sleep-wake cycle, sense of inner restlessness, digestion, sexuality, moods and behavior.
Auto-immune diseases, such as Rheumatiod Arthritis (RA), Lupus (SLE), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Irritable Bowel (IBD), Psoriasis, Diabetes I, Hashimotos or Graves' Diseases, among many others, become life-defining. Unpredictably changing symptoms and medical regimens impact self worth, relationships, mood and energy levels, often diminishing hope. Emotionally and spiritually, persons challenged by these diseases may begin to feel they no longer recognize the self they once knew, even as the their own immune systems no longer recognize 'friend from foe' and continue to attack their own body while failing to keep invading infections at bay. Care of the inner-self during challenges like these is vitally important. Together we can work on self acceptance and stress management strategies to complement the hard work of medically facing the challenge of living as well as possible with an auto-immune diseases.
Environment of Care Concerns
We will discuss your environmental needs by phone to help you determine if my office in the Entler Building is a match for your needs. Please note that I do not guarantee that the environment will be free of potential allergens. Every effort is made to assist you in good faith with determining whether my office may be suitable, however the final determination rests with each client.
Located in the heart of the Historic Shepherdstown District,
within walking distance of shops, eateries & Shepherd University. Parking is on the street and requires the ability to walk a short distance and to climb stairs.
Call/Text (540) 931-2130 to arrange for our free 15 minute phone meeting.
Please ask any questions you may have about care during our call.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reach out to you by phone.
Leslie A Dieter, LLC
129 E German Street C201, Box 252
Shepherdstown, WV 25443