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Fishtown Wellness Center helps individuals and families create, cultivate, and sustain the life they want to live.

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430 Belgrade St. Philadelphia, PA 19125


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What is self-disclosure? Self-disclosure is a process of communication in which one person reveals information to another. It can be used in many ways, but in this instance, we will be talking specifically about self-disclosure with therapy practices and mental health professionals.  Types of self-disclosure  Accidental - unplanned encounters outside of the counseling session  Unavoidable - client revelations about a therapist through obvious distinguishing characteristics like someone’s race, jewelry, and haircut.  Client-initiated - when a client seeks and finds information about their counselor online, through biographies, awards, family history, etc.  Deliberate - purposeful self-disclosure with a client  Benefits  Builds rapport with clients  Reduce client’s uneasy feeling of sharing by counselor sharing  Conveys empathy to clients and shows them they’re not alone  Can “humanize” the counselor to clients  Risks  Shift...



What is PTSD? PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It develops when a person has experienced a dangerous, scary, terrifying, or shocking event. Typically, these events usually involve a person being severely injured, or their life threatened, or even ended.  What are the causes? You can develop PTSD from witnessing a traumatic event, such as war, a natural disaster, or assault. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid, even after the event is long over, affecting both yourself, and the people around you. It can start at different times for different people. Some folks may develop PTSD soon after a frightening event, while other people develop it months or even years later. This is related to whether the trauma was repeated or not, what the individual’s proximity to the...

Somatic Exercises

Somatic Exercises What are somatic exercises Somatic exercises refers to the release of muscular tension through gentle, unintentional movement and an awareness of your body. How do your muscles feel in various positions and movements? How do YOU feel in various positions and movements? How it works Somatic exercises are based on pandiculation, which means the involuntary, instinctive stretching of soft tissue, particularly during transitions between cyclic biological behaviors. What that means is it’s the unconscious contracting and releasing of muscles that happen during regular movements. You have to tune in to how your muscles feel in every movement and moment. The key is to feel the stretching and tension in your muscles that we’ve been conditioned to ignore (called interoception). Types There are many different somatic exercises that you can do....


What is ableism? Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice in favor of able-bodied people, based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. (Able-bodied people are those without a disability). At its core, ableism functions under the assumption that disabled folks need to be “fixed.” Like racism and sexism, ableism classifies an entire group of people as “less than.” This can include harmful stereotypes, misconceptions, and generalizations of disabled people.  Examples Lack of compliance with disability rights laws like the ADA Buildings without braille on signs, buttons, etc. Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations Inspiration porn The eugenics movement of the early 1900s The mass murder of disabled people in Nazi Germany Everyday Examples Meeting friends at a restaurant that doesn’t have a wheelchair ramp when one of your...