My name is Carrie Flemming.
I support individuals and groups to slow down, simplify their thoughts, and
self-soothe. I help folks shift painful thought patterns and change their relationship to stress.
I guide my clients to decrease anxiety and resolve trauma.
I work with folks recovering from addiction to integrate healthy coping skills, self-compassion, relaxation, and creativity into their lives.
I am a clinical hypnotherapist and soulful guide offering hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique, creative inquiry, and sandtray therapy.
Sessions are held at my Alameda office and over Skype.
The heart of my work is guiding folks to stay with, accept, and trust themselves.
I believe when we allow ourselves to be exactly as we are ~ to notice our thoughts, feel our feelings, and acknowledge the sensations in our
body ~ we create a connection with ourselves.
This connection is the foundation of our connection to the world around us.
Sometimes it's hard to stay connected--hard to face ourselves because we feel discomfort, overwhelm, shame, or self-judgment.
Yet by facing ourselves honestly, we step into our power. As we stop resisting our experience, we become more connected to our truth. As we make room for all the different aspects of ourself to exist, we allow ourselves to be human. And as we allow ourselves to be human, we come to realize that we are not alone.
We do not have to go through our challenges alone. We can reach out for support and allow ourselves to receive it.
We can share our inner world with a competent guide.
I first learned this seventeen years ago in my early twenties. During my last year of college, anxiety and fear began to fill my days. I spent a year not talking about what was going on inside because I didn't think anyone would understand. My anxiety and fear grew until it overwhelmed my system. I was scared and lonely even when surrounded by people who loved me.
Eventually, with the help of my family, I connected with my first therapist. Within twenty minutes it was clear she understood what was happening inside of me. I felt so much relief in being seen with compassion and understanding. She reassured me, supported me, and guided me.
After a few months, I began to feel like myself again.
This experience changed my life.
Within six months, I was headed west to begin a graduate program in counseling and diving deep into my own process of self-exploration and healing. Since then, I have supported hundreds of individuals as they get to know themselves, meet challenges, and navigate transitions.
It is possible to become unstuck.
It is possible to grow and heal and thrive.
I INVITE YOU...
To join me in this moment to connect with yourself.
Give yourself 10 minutes to sit get comfortable, press play, and allow me to guide you in a relaxing meditation for self-acceptance.