Using Context To Reframe Your Thinking

Using Context To Shift Thinking

By: Kusha Giahi Imagine the following scenario: A person who never works, cooks, or cleans. The people they live with tend to their every need. Not only does this person never express gratitude, but they’re also often rude. They often push back when they don’t get their way and are reluctant to clean up their…

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Fostering A Growth Mindset In Your Children

Planting Seeds For A Growth Mindset

Did you know that our abilities aren’t set in stone? Research shows that what we can accomplish are impacted by a combination of our genes, our environment, and our mindset. Psychologist Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, says there are two types of mindsets: fixed-oriented and growth-oriented. People with a fixed mindset believe that…

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Helping Our Kids Find Passion In Learning

Elevate Counseling: Finding Passion In Learning

Self-motivated learning has long been a philosophical ideal in education, and with good reason. People pursue goals, retain information, and feel more satisfaction in projects where they can identify meaning and purpose. Enter the use of “Passion Projects.” “Passion Projects” encourage individuals to ask questions, pursue personal interests, engage in research, and then CREATE something…

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Am I The Victim Of Vicarious Trauma?

Understanding Vicarious Trauma

To better understand the power of our minds, I’d invite you to try an experiment. Picture a piece of chocolate cake. Imagine yourself pressing a fork into the cake and scooping up a bite. Notice the heavy scent of the chocolate. The frosting is moist and thick. Now lift the fork into your mouth. If…

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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/your child’s mental health: There was an epidemic of anxiety and depression in kids before Covid, but the isolation of the past year threw gas on the fire. Teens need open communication regarding mental wellness now more than ever. Here’s how parents can proactively work to reduce…

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