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Do You Have C-PTSD?

You have most likely heard the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – also known as PTSD. It is used to describe the mental and emotional anguish suffered by those who have experienced sudden trauma. PTSD is often experienced by soldiers as well as those who have been victims of rape and other crimes, and even victims of house fires and...[ read more ]

Why SMART Goals are better than New Year’s Resolutions (and how counseling can help reduce anxiety and depression!)

New Year's Resolutions can take a toll on your mental health, increasing anxiety and depression. Counseling can help you set meaningful SMART goals instead. New Year's Resolutions Hello New Year! It seems that you can barely set foot into a new year before the topic of new year's resolutions comes up. I'm sure I'm not the first to ask: "What...[ read more ]

Trade Holiday Stress for Joy (ditch anxiety and depression, too!)

ditch holiday stress and enjoy the holidays

Holiday stress can ruin your mood. This guide will help you fill your holidays with joy.  The holidays can be a wondrous time filled with spiritual meaning and reunions with loved ones. Despite the merriment, holidays can cause a great deal of tension. This year, trade holiday stress for holiday joy by using these simple tips. Let Go of Expectations...[ read more ]

Are the “5 Stages of Grief” Real?

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance: these are the very well-known five stages of grief, as postulated by Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. At the time of the book’s publication, very little instruction was given in medical school on the subject of death and dying, which was what motivated Kübler-Ross to share her findings in her work with terminally...[ read more ]

Are Anger Issues Stealing Your Joy? (Anger Counseling Can Help)

don't let anger issues steal your joy

Anger counseling can help you tame your anger issues. Anger is a healthy emotion, it's how we respond to anger that becomes unhealthy. Life is full of moments that promote anger and let’s face it -- that could be anything. Sometimes anger can look like screaming and yelling or plotting against someone and sometimes it can look like substance abuse....[ read more ]

Don’t Let Holiday Anger Get the Best of You With your Family

don't let holiday anger get the best of you

The build-up of stress and emotions can lead to holiday anger. Don't let it get the best of you with these tips.  For many of us, spending time with family can be a grab bag of emotions. While you may feel love and familiarity, there's also decades-long dynamics between you and your family members that may not be the most...[ read more ]

Anxiety? Stress? Yoga Counseling can help.

yoga counseling can help with anxiety and stress

Modern life has tricked us into thinking that anxiety and stress are normal.  Life is full of moments that cause us to feel stressed and nervous. From the unexpected big stuff like pandemic, elections, and life changes to the usual stuff like speaking in front of a large group of people, starting a new school, and trying to ace that...[ read more ]

Chronic Illness and Depression

chronic illness and depression go hand-in-hand

It's hard to separate chronic illness and depression. If you are suffering from a chronic illness, you are not alone. To clarify, almost half of the population in the United States is currently battling some form of chronic physical illness. In fact, chronic illness is the number one driver of healthcare costs in America. For example, some of the most prevalent...[ read more ]

Looking past pandemic stress to opportunities for simple living

pandemic stress aside, we can benefit by learning lessons of simple living

COVID-19 has disrupted our daily routines, but it hasn't only brought pandemic stress. Hopefully, you've been able to enjoy a few positive effects. Perhaps you've simplified your life, re-committed to your health, or re-connected your relationships. For example, 59% of fathers said they feel closer to their children as the result of complying with coronavirus restrictions. That’s according to one...[ read more ]

Breathing Techniques to Calm Anxiety

breathing can help calm anxiety

When you start to feel your anxiety build, it's hard to not get swept away. Instead, try these breathing techniques to calm anxiety. Being able to calm yourself with breathing techniques can really help ease your mind and emotions. Many people don’t realize that they have the internal capacity to breathe through the feelings of stress and anxiety.Emotions are valid...[ read more ]





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