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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
5 Ways To Show Your Partner You Care
Where Is The Love? When you think of your relationship, you want to be reminded of all the little ways that you and your partner show that you care about each other, but what do you do when you feel like your efforts to be appreciated for your love [...]
EMDR vs Brainspotting
Trauma is a person’s emotional response to a distressing event. Unlike ordinary hardships, traumatic events tend to be sudden and unpredictable, involve a serious threat to life and feel beyond a person’s control. Most importantly, events are traumatic to the degree that they undermine a person's sense of safety in [...]
What is Telemental Health?
So, you’ve seen headlines highlighting the convenience of telemental health services, or better known as online therapy. You’ve heard the same ads while playing your favorite podcast boasting various online therapy platforms, all claiming to be the best option for online therapy; yet, you may still have questions. What is [...]
When your anxiety peaks due to our world…
I read this recently on NPR and saved it for everyone to read. So much bad news lately and so much anxiety, click this link on tips and tools (and to feel understood)- https://www.npr.org/2020/10/23/927134772/when-the-headlines-wont-stop-here-s-how-to-cope-with-anxiety - Amy Robbins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Is EFT for Couples right for us?
What Is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) For Couples? EFT is a counseling method for couples that is highly effective, resulting in increased couple satisfaction and decreased couple distress. Developed by Sue Johnson, EFT understands adult love to be a highly evolved human power which can improve every aspect of a [...]