How to Make Decisions with the Wisdom of Your Body with Anna Saviano | POP 767

A photo of Anna Saviano is captured. Anna Saviano is the group practice owner of Heartland Therapy Connection. Anna Saviano is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

How does deciding help you to make other decisions? What can you do to surpass the perfectionism that leaves you stuck in decision-paralysis? Why should you let your body help you make decisions?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about how to make decisions with the wisdom of your body with Anna Saviano.

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Meet Anna Saviano

A photo of Anna Saviano is captured. She is the group practice owner of Heartland Therapy Connection. Anna is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Anna Saviano is the group practice owner of Heartland Therapy Connection. Her therapeutic practice focuses on resolving past issues that continue to interfere with the client’s current life. Anna is also a Licensed Professional Counselor trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Anna has a wide range of professional experience, including working as the Intake Specialist at MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Abuse) and at Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital early in her career. She has been an adjunct professor at UMKC for over ten years.

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In This Podcast

  • Make decisions to help you make decisions
  • Let your body help you to decide
  • Anna’s advice to private practitioners

Make decisions to help you make decisions

When you have a lot going on making a decision feels nearly impossible because it requires you to say “no” to some things when you say “yes” to one thing.

However, deciding on what you want to do and just getting to it provides you with a structure to approach the rest of what’s on your plate.

Making decisions [is] so helpful for any of that overthinking or perfectionistic mindset … or having too much on your plate because [once you decide] you can’t do anything else that’s on your plate. (Joe Sanok)

Pick one thing, start small, and work continuously.

Let your body help you to decide

Our minds are powerful and they can often override how we feel when we need to make a decision, but your body also has a lot of information to tell you.

You need to incorporate the wisdom of your body and mind together, especially when deciding on which path to choose or what to do.

Meditate often, and still the mind to focus on the body and the sensations that you feel.

[I could] lay out a plan [in] any direction but if that sense of “I don’t want to” … then that’s what I [also] have to listen to because that’s truth in my body. (Anna Saviano)

Your body can let you know when you are stressed or overworked when your mind is still racing. Symptoms like tension in your hips, shoulders, and neck are all signs that your body is holding tension that needs to be released.

Knowing [that] if my body feels this way, then there are things that are outside of my body that is causing that [tension]. (Joe Sanok)

Anna’s advice to private practitioners

Connect with your body-self to know intuitively which action to take, because it surpasses societal pressures and false expectations that you may subconsciously be working towards.

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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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