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Hi my names jenny and im an adult and teen listener here im in my 40s married and have three children who are all adults now ~ I really do enjoy talking to people of all ages who are dealing with a lot of different situations i just ask that you know what you want to talk about and not just message me and ask me what i want to talk about :) im fine with casual conversation but you should take the lead and you can take all the time you need when it comes to saying whats on your mind im ok with waiting and dont expect quick replies or every question i ask to be answered ~ If im in online mode you can always expect an immediate response and live chat (any listener on green should be responding to you immediately) and if im in offline mode i might not be able to have a live chat right away but just leave a message and i will respond when i can ~ also you can always tell me how you feel misunderstandings and hurt feelings can happen very easily with text only communication and its never my intention so please just let me know if your upset about anything 

The Unwelcome Party Guest - an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Metaphor

I have many different interests and am open to talking about almost anything however above all else i believe in communication and honesty between people and will let you know right away if its a topic that I cant support you with im very interested in and try to practice mindfulness every day and absolutely believe that the way to change your reality and take control of your life is to think about and question your thoughts the producers of all emotions and behavior our misery or happiness and ultimately our life there is nothing more important to your well being than to become aware of and take control over thoughts although i know very well that for some of us this is a bigger challenge than for others but dont give up and allow your thoughts to prevent you from having a life you deserve

Demons on the boat - an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Metaphor

if your feeling stuck in your life right now I would love to help you to identify and move past the internal and external blocks that keep you from moving forward ~ we can all choose to do something different at any time outside of the established habits and routines that weve created for ourselves you choose when and how but change is definately possible its never too late and you can do it ! so if thats something that your interested in working on its definately something that im interested in helping you with ~ we carry the possibility of change with us everywhere all the time and also the power to make it happen there is nothing more life changing than becoming aware of your thoughts and actions and having hope so don't give up your life can get better ~ but if you just want to vent about something going on in your life you can do that too :)

Passengers On A Bus - an Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Metaphor

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7cups student and career support  

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free depression workbook and self help modules

start getting control over your thoughts today

overcome your defeatist mindset

do you feel like your life is out of control? instead of trying to control food or other things that are harmful to you here are some better things that you can control right now

7cups series on managing thoughts and emotions

overcome your panic attacks *

free course a life of happiness and fulfillment

7 simple habits that will change your life Simplify/Give/Meditate/Follow the wise/Accept Mindfulness as a way of life/Embrace change/Live in the Moment

8 tips for overcoming social anxiety

If your serious about committing suicide im so glad that your wanting to talk to someone but you need to know that 7cups is not a place for crisis counseling but in the US 24/7 you can call 1-800-273-8255 (in UK call 116 123) and a trained crisis counselor can talk to you and we can talk later if its an emergency please call 911 or emergency number for your country we have no way to directly connect you with any emergency services

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if your not in crisis but just want to talk with someone on the phone for free you can call a warmline

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domestic abuse resources

a lot of great articles and resources on this amazing website Lifehack really a must see website this one check it out

Using interrogative self talk instead of positive affirmations that you do not believe

Overcome your fears and enjoy life

How to trick your mind out of avoiding

free procrastination workbook and self help modules

3 ways to keep fear from controlling your life and stealing your future

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Interrogative self talk *

How to break a habit ~ hack the habit loop

How to deal with negative self talk

10 nutrients that can combat depression and boost mood: calcium, chromium, folate, iron, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and zinc


Systematic Desensitization to get rid of triggers that cause anxiety and panic attacks *

great website everything related to SD including a free book

Activities and distractions to ride out the urge to self harm (or distract yourself from any intrusive thoughts)

... and more activities and distractions to deal with the urge to self harm (based on why you self harm)  http://becausewecandothistogether

TIP skills for self harm

TIP has been proven to be a highly effective method in helping people who self harm in a variety of ways it works by suddenly altering your physical state and this very quickly changes your emotional state using temperature, intense exercize, paced breathing and progressive muscle relaxation

Temperature. Have you heard of the mammalian dive reflex? Try leaning over a sink or surface and then placing cold water, ice or a cold pack over the temples, eyes and upper nose region for ~30 seconds. This divelike stance then triggers a reflex that occurs in nature when mammals submerge in cold water. Think back to the last time you dove into a cold pool at the start of summer you may recall the sensation of slowly cutting through the water with your arms, and a feeling of slowed time as you drifted up toward the surface. As we dive face first into cold water, our heart rate slows and our breathing regulates as the body prepares to conserve energy for survival. We have engaged our parasympathetic nervous system and experience a calming effect. So next time you feel highly activated, distressed, upset, angry think T for temperature and try running cold water on your forearms, taking a hot or cold shower, chewing on ice or just holding an ice cube in your hand. When we briefly change our temperature, we ground ourselves.

I  Intense exercise. brief bursts of exercise can be helpful in the grounding process. Think of this process as using up some of the energy that may be fueling high-energy emotions like anger or anxiety. When in a low-energy state (e.g. feeling, down, depressed, lethargic) getting the heart rate up will invigorate the individual. important to note that exercise can be a highly sensitive issue for those who struggle with eating disorders. If youre at a place in your treatment where you need to limit exercise, it would make more sense to try the T or P and P skills.

Paced breathing allows us to activate our parasympathetic nervous system as we regulate and slow our breath. With paced breathing we breathe deeply into our lungs and diaphragm. As we slow the pace of our in-breaths and out-breaths, we may achieve 5-6 thoughtful breaths per minute. Some people refer to deep breathing as having a pill in your pocket. In other words, breathing is a highly accessible skill available to you at all times no matter where you are and one that can be very effective to calm and steady you when emotion is riding high.

P Progressive Muscle Relaxation is paired with paced breathing. With paced breathing we tense and relax muscle groups throughout the body to promote a relaxing effect. If you are feeling extreme emotion, you may try mindfully tensing all of your muscle groups at once and then dropping your weight back into the ground or into your chair. As you travel from head to toe engaging all of your muscle groups or one area at a time, pay close attention to the sensations

Techniques and tips therapists use to help with intrusive thoughts (including memories)

Allow the thought to happen  Intrusive thoughts become more distressing the more we try to make them stop. The act of trying to stop them actually makes them more readily available in our brains and thus they are likely to return. Allowing the thought to happen allows it to run its course and as distressing as it may be it will come and it will go. Using self-talk to coach your way through the process is key. "Here is the thought im not going to focus on it, im going to let it pass." This can help that thought carry less weight.

Find yourself a mantra  This can be a word or a phrase it doesn't matter what it is as long as it resonates with you. When you start to feel/hear that onset of intrusive thoughts repeat it to yourself in your head. The idea is to redirect from those negative thoughts by putting something positive and repetitive on top directing your attention.

Remind yourself that they are just thoughts  Thoughts themselves don't have any power. By remembering that a thought itself cannot hurt you, you are more likely to let the thought exist without altering your behavior. Intrusive thoughts are distressing because you believe them. Remember, just because you think it, doesn't mean it's true. It's totally natural to have these kinds of thoughts, but remember that these thoughts come from the past and have yet to prove that they represent the truth today we need evidence before we believe what other people tell us and we should do the same with our thoughts.

Imagine that the intrusive thought is a thing or person or animal  It can be anything a bird or insect (that you can visualize swatting away or spraying!) a grey cloud or maybe a tiny cartoon character (and you can visualize the thought from the cartoon character in a cartoon bubble) Perhaps it's a 5 year old kid in the backseat nagging for your attention or a little green blob or a little Donald Trump having a tantrum you can try different things even if it's silly separating yourself from it can be incredibly powerful.

Say thanks  Can you imagine how different it might be if you say "Yes that's nice - but I'm not interested in that now" vs "Go away I'm so sick of you!"  Pretty different huh? So "talk" to the thoughts: 'I see you thought, you are OK, I love you, but I'm not listening to you." This technique shows both self-love and compassion for the way your brain works. Love and compassion can be critical to mitigating tough feelings of distress.

Refocus  Perhaps a crossword or something to fidget with or even just something that smells nice! Try to engage mentally in something else intrusive thoughts often come to us when our brains are quiet, or when they are over-taxed and stressed. When there is nothing going on or too much going on the intrusive thoughts are triggered. By finding an activity that fully engulfs our concentration, the thoughts often move to the background. Music, movies, a conversation with someone, a sport, hobby, or activity can engage our brain in something else. Refocusing can be quite calming and even potentially healing.

Grounding and mindfulness exercises  After acknowledging the thought's presence, spend 5 minutes noticing things in the room. By exploring things around the room like you've never seen them before, describing their color, texture, shadows exc. you are keeping your mind in the present moment and making it more difficult to get carried away by the intrusive thought. Anytime you notice the thought has taken you away, simply return to noticing the room. sight sound taste touch the more senses the better.

Be kind to yourself - It does take time  forgive yourself for having intrusive thoughts and for not being able to get rid of them. If anything, that fuels fear and anxiety, and makes everything worse. The sooner we can accept that that's how your brain is wired for now, the faster you can work on building more grounded wisdom.

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The arrogance of believing that today, that at this moment in time, we're so perfectly correct in our beliefs that we can silence all disagreement, prevent any heretic from calling our gods false, is absurd ... It's not that people haven't believed they were finally so enlightened that there couldn't possibly be any errors in their judgments, anything new to learn, any mistakes to correct. People have always believed that. And they've always been wrong. Thats why we still need heretics, not because they're necessarily right but because they aren't necessarily wrong.  Scott Greenfield When Ira Glasser Ran The ACLU


Number of Ratings: 246
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Listens to Teens & Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Aug 16, 2017
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Gender Female
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🌷Brilliant 5 star listener who has excellent communication skills and used them to effectively support me through my complex real-life bad situation. 🌻Helped me focus, and break my problems down into manageable parts so then my anxiey subsided, 💕.....and then her encouragement and compasion helped empower me to want to try again👣👣👣....and again. Jenny is very patient, and helped me to learn to get out of my own way. She also provided me with numeruos resources, links, plus, she pointed out many good options.🖒She put in countless hours, and completely saw the serious challenges I needed to overcome. The Best Listener, Therapist, and Freind one can hope to have when life has you backed up against the wall. Thank you sooo much!🌷
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Most Awesome caring and helpful Listener ever!! Her warm kind hearted support is just what is saving my life right now. Thank you Jenny!!!!!
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One of the sweetest person ever.❤ you cannot find better. Very non judgmental... bestest
Great person, my first chat, i lsft feeling much better!😊
When you are at a loss of words you let your heart express your feelings. I was very skeptical in the begining, never finding true listeners, but Jenny is a true listener and my waiting was worthwhile...
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A wonderful person who I can't thank enough.
Well, ok, if in need you look up in despair and desolation at the sky, you gather 5 stars and an angel called Jenny would come help. I am envious 😉( in a good selfish way) on anyone who will get her as a listener.
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Very Valued 7cups Listener is Very Understand and caring
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She listens very patiently
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I love this Jenny! She makes me feel better and she always make me think positive. She helps me a lot. She giving me good ideas and support me about everything. I can't tell her how much I'm glad she texted me
Outstanding listener, very helpful and willing to help, sensitive and careful and attentive and polite! Intelligent and a genuine friendly attitude.
She's nice, I can talk to her when I'm running myself in circles.
Shes super nice i love talking to her alot
Lovelly! Super helpfull
Very helpful and attentive listener
She is like a second mom to me she is so caring and she is just so supportive and understanding 10/10 would recommend her to anyone ♡
I felt like she listened to what I was saying. Very good listener
She is really helpful and she actually asks questions and interacts with her members
She is an amazing listener I have had her before she really cares about her people that she listens too and she really tries to help as best as she can I have had her before and would recommend her to anyone!
She's AMAZING! Gives the best support.
Very kind, relatable.
Really listens to every single detail. Helps me realize obvious details I've missed.
Really taught me that others opinions shouldn't affect what I do. Taught me that being myself is always the best course of action no matter the consequences, and that sometimes you have to just let people do their thing and hope they come around. Jenny has been an inspiration to me.
she is the best listener , you can feel her attention and I really appreciate talking to her
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Optimistic, encouraging
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Great chat best so far, can't say enough good things about it. Awesome.
Understanding. Actually listens and actually thinks about the response she’s going to give
Very good person indeed well done
She is a great listener
she was concerned about what was happening and showed empathy
Jenny was an amazing listener, she gave me some advice I really needed. She’s like a really caring mom!
like a mom, literally the best listener only 1 session & has been so sweet and rela
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Listens good
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really awesome listner and helped me write a note
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