About Lindy Ariff

Lindy Ariff, LCSW is the founder of I AM A ROCKSTAR. She is a clinically trained social worker, certified hypnotherapist, and healing professional. She has nurtured and guided hundreds of clients in aligning mind, body, and soul. Visit her blog and connect with her at LindyAriff.com.

The Veracity of Hope

People like to put the word ‘hope’ into an imaginary place. A place of dreams and wishes. A place that isn’t ‘real.

But nothing, and I mean nothing, could be further from the truth.

If hope is anything—it is the absolute inner truth of a human being’s capacity. It is the

It’s Not Easy Being a Grown Up

If you’re raising a teenager or can remember your own adolescence you know that it’s a time of profound growth, change, and vulnerability. It’s understandable that the mental health world is so focused on adolescent development and the potential trauma that teens experience as they attempt to navigate scary challenges-often without a safety net.

And yet,

Being in the Here and Now

Stressful situations can make the most balanced people act in crazy ways. A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend who is worried about her relationship with her long-term partner. She told me she’s been feeling very anxious. She wrote:

I’m not really eating and sleeping is bad and sometimes talking… helps, but

Healing Through Yoga

There is no denying it, yoga has made its debut in America. There is a yoga studio on every corner. There are hundreds of yoga classes going on every day.  Everyone seems to have at least thought about trying yoga at this point, if they haven’t already been to a class.  Every week there seems

10 Tips to Halt Flashbacks

Flashbacks can take many forms. Children and adults can have emotional flashbacks. Veterans can have combat flashbacks. They are part of the aftermath of trauma for many people.

A person can experience trauma after an overwhelming experience, such as violence or an accident. Trauma may result from living with others who feel unsafe, such as parents

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