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Coping Skills and Strategies

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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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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(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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