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Coping Skills and Strategies

(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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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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Are You An Emotional Hoarder?

Elevate Counseling: Clear out your emotional closet

We recently gave my son’s bedroom a makeover. He had been sleeping for months on a queen-sized mattress. The mattress took up the majority of his bedroom, sitting halfway under his desk. He had an elevated bed accessible by a ladder but refused to sleep on it because the dog couldn’t join him. Cleaning out…

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Brain Need A Reboot? How Mindfulness Can Help

Elevate Counseling Mindfulness

Hyped Up? The Key To Slowing Down May Be Mindfulness We live in a hustle and bustle world.  We make lunches while watching the morning news, texting with a friend and eating breakfast.  Just this morning, my kids caught me listening to 90’s hip hop while scrolling Facebook and drinking my morning coffee on my…

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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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