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Struggling To Catch Your Breath?

Coping with stress

The Toll Of Physical Stress And Emotional Stress “Brian” my “running buddy” (you may think differently when you hear my story), helps me demonstrate a good lesson about coping with stress in this video!   My takeaways for you today:  Coping skills are to cope. You can’t avoid problems altogether, but it does make it…

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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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Mom’s Blog Contribution: Finding A Sense Of Purpose

Have you heard of the juggernaut, Mom’s Blog Network? It touts itself as the “nation’s largest collection of hyper-local mom” resources, and I’m excited to announce that I’m the newest addition to the North Phoenix writing team! Each month, I’ll be writing articles on how Phoenix moms can best support their kid’s and their own…

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Guilty Of Phubbing? Stop Salivating To Your Phone!

increase communication by putting down your phone: Elevate Counseling

Are your guilty of “Phubbing” or phone snubbing? This reflexive urge to ignore the person right in front of you in favor of your phone (“Phubbing”) may be hurting your relationships and overall sense of connection. If this is you, you aren’t alone. The app developers took a page right out of the Behavioral Psychology…

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Traumatic Experiences Change Your Brain. Literally

Elevate Counseling: EMDR For Trauma

Research shows that the brain stores traumatic experiences differently than other memories. Are you easily triggered into negative emotions? Do you KNOW you are overreacting, but you just can’t stop yourself in the moment? I often hear these comments in my counseling office and people are sometimes surprised when I tell them that an earlier,…

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