I have been living beside a bear den, no joke!

I have been living beside a bear den, no joke!

April 22, 2022

It has been a spring full of surprises already! Hope you are doing well. Those who know my story of being terrified and chased by the same mama bear TWICE this past few years, you will find it even as crazy to know that this past 3 months a mama bear and her 3 cubs […]

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Why do we wait for authentic soul-filled connection?

January 4, 2019

I was recently invited to lead a day-long introduction on Spiritual Psychology at a local hospital. At the end of the day, one of the counselors came up to me asking some questions and I could tell she wanted to share her experience. She said that when people are sick or at the end of their lives it seems […]

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The connection between healing trauma, finding joy, and your health

December 4, 2018

Do you know there is a direct connection between healing old trauma, having more joy and your health? If you are interested in what this connection is and how these factors influence each other for maximum health and joy, then you will want to tune in. I was honored to be interviewed by integrative health doc, Dr. Nikolas Hedberg. In this […]

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Joy begins with you Dr Shannon South

Joy begins with you

November 19, 2018

Happy soon-to-be Thanksgiving here in the US. And for those of you who aren’t overeating<: or visiting your family, this gratitude blast is for you as well. To experience authentic joy, it can take time to go within and re-center. No better time than the holidays, especially when we are with loved ones and may […]

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Spiritual psychology

Want to be like Sarah?

October 7, 2018

This is what Sarah said to me when she came into my office: “I feel broken and when I wake up in the morning I feel sick and dread the day.” Sarah had suffered from a unexpected, violent trauma. She was debilitated and full of panic. Her life had changed tremendously. She wanted help and even struggled to […]

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Connection between joy and passion

The connection between Joy and Passion

September 4, 2018

I wanted to write and share with you something that is close to my heart today and that is the importance of following your passion. A few years ago, I had the honor of being with experts on passion, Chris and Janet Attwood. During my time with them, I learned not only that passion IS the pipeline […]

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4 Ways Therapists Stop Their Clients Healing.

4 Ways Therapists Stop Their Clients Healing

June 19, 2018

I have an interesting video for you today called 4 Ways Therapists Stop Their Clients Healing.  You may be saying, “I don’t do this with MY clients”, but even with the best intentions getting in the way of healing can happen<:. I cover some juicy nuggets of the dynamics that you want to avoid […]

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Say Yes to Less Stress

I was living every counselor’s nightmare

June 19, 2018

I was living every counselor’s nightmare….. I had 3 of the diagnoses I was “supposed to” help my clients with… Panic disorder, depression AND Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was bad. Being trained clinically, I had tried it all… . Affirmations (until the cows came home) Breathing exercises Pounding Pillows Medications Going to the ER, EMDR AND EFT […]

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Rushing through life

What rushing through life has taught me

June 19, 2018

I was walking my dog in my 30 minute window of time and I passed by some folks and dogs whom I had never met. I wonder who they were? Not an uncommon scenario, heads down and focus forward, I got my walk in, changed back to my work clothes and headed back to work. […]

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Joy is an inside job

5 Proven Ways to Raise Your Joy IQ

February 9, 2018

We’ve all heard about EI (Emotional Intelligence) or IQ (Intelligence Quota). But have you ever heard of a Joy IQ? Are you intelligent at connecting with joy? After 20 years of helping clients move from trauma/drama to joy, I have found there IS a way to measure your Joy IQ or your ability to connect […]

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Ignite Your Life Dr Shannon South

My Consciousness Caught up with Me

August 14, 2017

“Your consciousness WILL catch up to your highest intention, effort and desire. Then you will become the joy and love you are seeking.” -Dr. Shannon South I will admit, this “joy doctor” can be a high pressure title at times and I will admit that not all my life patterns have been oozing with joy. […]

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JP Sears’ Joy Tips

June 28, 2017

I had the inspirational privilege to see Youtube star and spiritual humorist, JP Sears, speak in Asheville this month. As Joy Tips are my theme, I wanted to share with you 3 of the joy/inspirational tips he gave to me. JP’s Joy Tips (as translated through Dr. Shannon 🙂 1) Stay monogamous with your creative […]

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Joy heals

What Creates Good Psychological Health?

May 28, 2017

“One secret to progress is self-analysis. Introspection is a mirror in which to see the recesses of your mind that otherwise would remain hidden from you. Diagnose your failures and sort out your good and bad tendencies. Analyze what you are, what you wish to become and what shortcomings are impending you.” -Yogananda, Where There […]

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What do Joy and Love have in common?

February 14, 2017

“Joy is simple. The more supported, loved and connected we feel, the more we can relax and allow the essence of who we are- joy and love- to emerge naturally.” ~Dr. Shannon, from Time for Me: From Stressed-Out Mom to Joy Magnet in 3 Simple Steps The process of “feeling the love” is more about […]

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The 3 things clients do wrong when they are managing their stress

January 1, 2017

I just got out of session with a client who had a great question for me- so I wanted to pass it along to you. She asked, “How am I stopping myself from feeling better?” Wow! That was humbling yet I know she is a client who WILL feel better because she is asking the […]

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When to let go? Always

How to water your inner joy garden

December 23, 2016

How did we get so constricted and out of the flow of joy? What happened in your life that caused you to shut down the flow of joy? Our family loves watching the movie Elf with Will Ferrell for Christmas. He is a big-hearted, fully loving, constantly playful, easily joy-filled kid in an adult body […]

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Joy is beyond the to do list

Intuition or stress. Which one is guiding you?

December 15, 2016

The holiday season is upon us and I invite you to kick back with a warm blanket or however you relax and let go. Because during this festive season you will find more joy if you can let go of some of that stress. Watch this video for my Joy Tip.

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Where the attention goes, the power flows

November 24, 2016

I remember watching the Presidential debate and it was amazing that when they asked Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to share one thing they admired about the other one (well maybe admired is too strong) but something positive about the other and it was like a light switch turned on. The tension stopped and the […]

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What I learned from Brendon Burchards’ book agent

October 3, 2016

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, […]

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From stress management to permanent healing

September 7, 2016

Last year, I saw a client who came in for “stress management”. During our session, I found out she had just recently ended a relationship and that she was totally uninspired and bored with her job. She was looking for more yet the day to day stress had built up to where she felt overwhelmed, […]

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