310, 2022

Yoga Nidra

This blog post would read differently if I were a yoga instructor. As a therapist, I’m here to tout the wonder of yoga nidra when you can’t sleep. True insomnia is rare for me, but I definitely have times when my brain is on anxious overdrive and sleep is elusive. [...]

808, 2022

Clinical Hypnosis & Pain Management

Clinical Hypnosis & Pain Management Miracle or Malarkey? You might think hypnosis sounds like bullshit. For two reasons, clinical hypnosis works well for chronic pain management: body relaxation and true cognitive redirection. First, hypnosis only happens once a client has entered a state of relative calm or relaxation. Anything we [...]

208, 2022

Prepping for the “Real” World: Tools for Emerging Young Adults

There are few times in life more exciting than preparing for the transition from being a child into living as part of the “real” adult world. This transitional period can also be very challenging. All the change, new financial stressors, going to school, finding a job, starting a family. There [...]

2307, 2022

Lost Connections by Johann Hari

I’m more than halfway through my second read of Lost Connections by Johann Hari. This is an engagingly written book about why so many of us are anxious and/or depressed. Johann (he uses first names as he shares about each of the researchers he talked to, which inspires me to [...]

1006, 2022

The Power of Online Trauma Therapy

The Power of Online Trauma Therapy   Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a result of having experienced acute, chronic, or complex trauma. Let's dive in and deepen our understanding of trauma before we discuss therapy.   Common Sources of Trauma Birth trauma Bullying Community violence Physical and emotional abuse [...]

806, 2022

4 favorite tools to boost student motivation and happiness

I fell down on my morning run today, like all the way on the ground, in an ungraceful, slow, dorky trip over a rock I didn’t see. And this wasn’t the first time. When I told my husband the story, he unkindly pointed out to me that he hasn’t fallen [...]

106, 2022

A Guide To Supporting A Loved One Dealing With PTSD

Loving someone who suffers from PTSD is difficult mainly because you cannot immediately put yourself in their position to understand their true feelings. Whether it’s a relative, partner or friend this blog will guide someone on how to better communicate and empathize with someone who has PTSD.   Everyone Needs [...]

2205, 2022

It’s Not You, It’s Them- Supporting your Teenagers

It’s not you, it's them. 3 ways we can support teenagers when they experience academic problems without taking the problems on as our own.    It’s report card season as I write this. At its best this means some celebration, praise, and relief. At its worst it may mean punishment, [...]

405, 2022

Understanding Anxiety

What Is Anxiety? The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as an unpleasant emotional and physical experience characterized by feelings of apprehension and tension. Anxiety is similar to fear since we feel threatened when we are anxious. Unlike fear, we are often anxious about threats that are either fictitious or not [...]

2904, 2022

What is Brainspotting and why do I love it?

Here’s the Brainspotting origin story I learned in training: Dr. David Grand was seeing a young figure skater with severe childhood trauma to address trouble she was having on the ice. During the usual EMDR protocol of eye movement side of side, Dr. Grand noticed the client’s eyeballs suddenly wobble [...]

2704, 2022

More than a Hashtag: Making Your Mental Health Matter

Mental Health On Social Media The mental health movement online has gained many spectators over the past couple of years with its popularity exponentially growing during the peak pandemic season when everyone was locked inside their homes, having to face their issues head-on. The rise of this movement can be [...]

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