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Flipping The Switch On Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Have you ever made a “prediction” about how something would go, and had things turn out exactly as planned? Maybe you wake up and think—for no specific reason — today is going to be a bad day. Then it turns out that your coffee is cold, you hit every red light on your way to…

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Mom’s Blog Contribution: How To Fight The School Anxiety Monster

It’s August in Phoenix, which means we’re back in school! For a lot of kids, this elicits the excitement of greeting old friends and meeting new teachers. But for others, the transition back to the classroom isn’t quite as smooth. In this month’s North Phoenix Mom’s Blog article, I talk about what school anxiety is,…

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(Video) Sticky Thoughts Stampeding Through Your Brain!

Let’s Try An Experiment: Whatever You Do, DON’T Think Of A PINK ELEPHANT! How long did you last? My guess is less than 5 seconds. Don’t feel bad. That’s how our brain works. And it’s the same with OBSESSIVE or ruminative THOUGHTS. This week I’m talking about what to do when your brain won’t let…

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Friday 5: Kids & Teens

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

Here’s What We’ve Been Reading To Support Your Family’s Mental Health To prevent — or cope with — frequent tantrums, it’s important to adjust your perspective on your child’s behavior. The cause may not be what you think. Check out school counselor and parent coach, Meghan Leahy’s, advice in the Washington Post: “Our 6-year-old’s meltdowns…

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5 Brain Games To Shift Thinking

It’s good to remind ourselves on occasion that our brain can play tricks on us. We can’t blame it. Our brains are bombarded with an overload of information to sift through every second, and it needs to take mental shortcuts to keep up. But these little tricks don’t always work very well, especially when they…

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