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Accept, Change, Eliminate

ACE – Accept, Change or Eliminate?

Accept, Change or Eliminate Deciding how to approach challenges or issues we face in our life can sometimes leaves us stuck in the problem.  “What should I do?”  “How should I handle this?”  “I don’t even know where to start.”   These are questions/statements that many of us tell ourselves when we are confused and faced

Healing Attachment Wounds

Healing Attachments Attachment—the critical bond that develops between baby and primary caregivers–is one of the most important aspects of infancy and early childhood. The nature and quality of our earliest attachments tends to affect all our relationships, “from cradle to grave.” When circumstances such as adoption, illness, financial stress, loss, or lack of family support

Shame and Guilt and the Impact on Our Lives

What is the difference between shame and guilt? Shame and guilt are two very powerful emotions that can affect the way we live our lives and the way we interact with others.  Shame is the feeling of being unworthy, usually coming from a place of negatively judging oneself.  Guilt is similar in that it also

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): The Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

The effect of PTSD can be far-reaching. This can be a debilitating disorder, and its symptoms can have a negative impact on a number of different areas in a person’s life. In particular, PTSD can negatively effect a person’s mental health, physical health, work, and relationships. Some of the difficulties that people experience in these areas are

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that has helped a variety of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. It was developed by Dr. Francine Shaprio, who made a chance observation that eye moments can reduce the intensity of disturbing thoughts under certain conditions. No

Relaxation podcast

After several requests to put this relaxation podcast on the website, here it is. Take the parts that work for you and use them. Not everyone will benefit from this, however, using a relaxation technique such as this one, has been shown to help decrease anxiety and worry and increases clarity and feeling safe.  

Self-Harm in Children

In today’s society, it is really hard growing up. Our children today, have to compete against not only everyone in their school, but now with social media the way it is, they also need to compete with every other child all over the country on these platforms. Ugh! What pressure it is to look like

You Are the Master of Your Mental Health

Your Mental Health Matters I read an opinion piece the other day called, “Amanda Bynes, Robin Williams, and the Spectacle of Mental Illness.”* The author wrote about how when celebrities struggle with mental illness, the general public tends to gawk at and taunt those who act in bizarre manners until a person dies because they

The Expression of Depression

Depression Sometimes we find ourselves in a funk: feeling sad, irritable, lonely or “down.” And sometimes this makes sense to us. We might be going through a loss such as a pet dying or a divorce, or job loss. Maybe it’s a life transition such as moving or one chapter of life ending and another

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