Posts by Jamie Dana

Getting Unstuck From Sticky Thoughts

don't think of a polar bear: shifting thoughts

Have you ever had a seemingly irrational thought or worry get stuck in your head no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Let’s do a thought experiment: for the next 60 seconds, think about anything that you want to think about. You can reflect on your new favorite podcast, that funny TikTok video,…

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Adoption, Better Understood

Adoption, Better Understood

By: Elizabeth Koth “Their biological parents didn’t want/love them so they gave them up” for adoption. “They were taken from their biological parents because their biological parents were bad parents”. “You are so amazing because you saved that child from so much pain by adopting them”.  Have you ever been part of a conversation about adoption…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

Elevate Counseling: Supporting Kids and Teens Mental Health In The Greater Phoenix Area

 Check out what we’ve been reading to support your child’s mental health: A lot of bright, conscientious, and capable teens, struggle with organization and procrastination, and planning (these are often referred to as “executive functioning skills”). I love this first-hand account from a parent of a struggling teen, where they share their child’s executive functioning…

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The Secret To Addressing Disruptive Thoughts

how to deal with disruptive thoughts

Have you ever had a seemingly irrational thought or worry get stuck in your head no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Humans, on average, have over 20,000 thoughts on any given day. Most of these come and go with little effort from the thinker. But sometimes a thought can take hold in…

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Teletherapy: Is Therapy Through A Screen For You?

the benefits of teletherapy

Imagine some of these possible scenarios… You wake up one morning not feeling well and remember you have an appointment scheduled. You aren’t feeling so terrible that you can’t muster the energy to get ready and go to the appointment, but you’re wrestling with the thought of potentially exposing others to whatever your body is…

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