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Learned Helplessness: Are You A Prisoner To Your Thoughts?

Elevate Counseling: Overcome Learned Helplessness

🔽🔽🔽 Watch The Video 🔽🔽🔽 Do you ever feel like a prisoner to your own thoughts or circumstances? This week I came across an interesting story. It was about some Red-Tailed Hawks at the Los Angeles Zoo. They had been confiscated from a poacher but remained in captivity. One rebel zookeeper decided to “accidentally” leave…

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The Power Of “Fear Conditioning” On Memory

The Power of Fear Conditioning: Elevate Counseling

Ever wonder why bad memories seem to affect you more than good ones?  This is the power of our Limbic System and “Fear Conditioning.” 🔽🔽🔽 Watch The Video 🔽🔽🔽 The Limbic System Explained When we have an experience where we get anxious, scared, or emotional, we send our limbic system into overdrive.  The limbic system is…

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Are Those Rigid Personality Quirks Actually Anxiety?

Are You mistaking your anxiety for a personality quirk? Elevate Counseling

Is It Me Or My Anxiety Talking? This week I was interviewed by Women’s Magazine, Bustle, about how a person’s “personality quirks” can sometimes mask an underlying anxiety disorder. Clients often say that they’ve “dealt” with these quirks for as long as they could remember. Oftentimes, they see these traits as positive and can point…

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3 Steps To Effective Limit Setting

3 Steps To Limit Setting

“My Daughter is Turning into a Monster and so am I” Watch the Video Below Early in my counseling career, I met with a mother and her teenage daughter who were both at their wits’ end.  “Nothing I do is right. She’s pushing limits and fighting me at every turn,” the mother said. Her daughter,…

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5 Tips To Cope When School Anxiety Lingers

5 tips to manage school related anxiety

Watch The Video Below! It’s August, and that means school is back in session for most of our kids in Arizona.  The initial excitement over seeing friends and meeting new teachers is starting to wear off and reality is sinking in.  Early mornings and homework are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Social pressures…

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