The Lighter Side of Transformation

with Lisa Wessan, LICSW

Feeling Blue? Try donating your blood

Giving blood can be surprisingly uplifting. I donate every eight weeks or so because it feels so good to make that immediate positive impact.

From my personal and professional experience, I have come to understand that searching for happiness is a somewhat bleak cause. Happiness can be fleeting, flimsy, fast. Instead of searching for happiness, searching for ways to feel useful and peaceful are much better drivers for feeling good, which can lead to more joy — which is long lasting and not based on external stimuli. Feeling useful and peaceful is the foundation for all good things in my life.

Giving blood checks off so many boxes, plus according to Tim Ferriss’ research (THE FOUR HOUR BODY), donating blood successfully lowers your probability of getting cancer. This is because when you donate blood, the iron stores within your body remain at a more healthy level. Studies have shown that a lower iron store level in the body is connected to a lower cancer risk. This has several significant benefits for health and longevity.

In sum, giving blood is a total WIN/WIN event…you get a sweet bump up for feeling useful and peaceful plus you lower your odds of getting cancer💙

💥 INTO ACTION? You can easily make an appointment here: http://www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. 💥

Don’t take my word for it, be a good scientist in the laboratory of your life… make a donation and just observe how you feel afterwards.

Onward and Upward✨

Lisa Wessan

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UP NEXT: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills (DBT) new semester on Mindfulness and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

Once again I am delighted to be entering a new semester of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills training.  Here is the DBT flyer for the next group: DBT FLYER FOR AUTUMN 2021

Fast Facts:

  • All 90-minute groups are $65/Week (private pay, no copays.)  Students with PPO or Out of Network benefit can be reimbursed AFTER they submit my Superbill to their insurance company. 
  • Students pay in full prior to start of group. Personal checks, money orders or PayPal are used for fees. All fees and forms must be completed by 9/17/21 to gain entry to this group.
  • My students are 95% well mannered, high functioning and convivial.  For those who occasionally tend to demand more attention, want to give inappropriate feedback and/or act out in any way, I do have a strong “Respectful Communication Policy” in place and several useful group rules which help to maintain a safe, harmonious and cohesive group atmosphere.  All are welcome, but there is no allowance for rude or harsh behavior.
  • Group members will continue to process their unresolved traumas in their individual therapy, not in this group. This is a therapeutic psychoeducation program. (It is NOT group therapy.)
  • Group size ranges from 6-12 students.

May this serve you or your loved ones well🌟

Onward and Upward,

 Lisa Wessan

PS – there are currently two spots still open for this group. If you know someone who could benefit, please tell them to contact me quickly. 

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