Announcing My New Horse-Guided Learning, Coaching, & Counseling Practice

The past two years have been a time of tremendous change, transition, and adjustment for me. New location, new home, and a renewed career as a therapist, coach, and counselor. I’m pleased to announce that I am now living on the South-Central Oregon coast and am officially launching my Horse-Guided Learning, Coaching, & Counseling practice in […]

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What Is Therapeutic Life Coaching?

It would be a wonderful thing if each of us were embraced, respected, and accepted as our true, authentic selves, as well as supported in growing to our highest potential, from the moment we entered the world. However, for some people this simply was not the case. Although traditional ‘success’ and future-oriented life coaching models can provide support, […]

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Working Mindfully With Anxiety: Anxiety Symptoms As Health-Seeking Signals -Part Two

(Note: if you are reading this via email notification, do NOT reply to the email if you want to comment. Click on the title of the blog post, which will take you directly to the featured article. Scroll down to bottom of post to comment. I appreciate your feedback and replies!) Viewing Our Anxiety Symptoms […]

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Working Mindfully With Anxiety: Anxiety Symptoms As Health-Seeking Signals – Part One

What Those Anxious Feelings May Be Trying To Tell You – And Why It’s Important To Listen (Part One of a Two Part Series) What if anxiety is more than a clinical disorder to be treated, but serves as a barometer of our overall mental and emotional well being? This article focuses on anxiety as a ‘health-seeking […]

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Workplace Bullying Emergency Kit: Seven Strategies To End Emotionally Aggressive Behavior

By Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA Seven Strategies For Effectively Dealing With Workplace Bullying In this article I discuss some of the unique traits that emotionally manipulative adult bullies exhibit; the various kinds of damage such bullies can cause to others who are exposed to them for any length of time (the emotionally sensitive, conflict-avoidant person, […]

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Was It ‘Sub-Par Parenting’ Or Were You A Victim Of Emotional Abuse As A Child?

An Abuse Of Power Author’s Note: If you are waking up to the fact that you may have been the victim of emotional abuse as a child, please know that healing is possible. In addition to the below article, I encourage you to read my article on reclaiming the true self ‘lost’ in childhood (link here: http://chainfreeliving.com/2016/04/16/reclaim-true-self/), where […]

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Ten Strategies For Discovering and Being Your True Self

Article By Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, MFT If you find yourself continuing to act out old patterns and roles that no longer serve you, this is more than likely interfering with your ability to create mutually rewarding, respectful, and reciprocal relationships. Below are my ten strategies for getting in touch with your true self so as to […]

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Ten Tips To Help You Stop Being A People-Pleaser and Start Taking Care Of Yourself

If you’re a people-pleaser, you likely avoid conflict as much as possible in your interactions with others, and will deny your own truth in an attempt to make those you feel dependent upon and/or care about comfortable. But in reality chronic people-pleasing serves no one in the end… Article by Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA Are […]

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Take This Brief Quiz: Are You Living As Your True Self?

Quiz Created By Rebecca C. Mandeville, MA, ChainFree Living Transformational Life Coaching & Consulting Services Recognizing and consciously reclaiming our own unique, true self nature is a paradoxical process of finding and embracing what we never really lost. It is an excavation project, of sorts, i.e., it is a process of uncovering, discovering, recovering, and consciously reclaiming […]

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