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Coping Skills and Strategies

Fear Of Flying Have You Grounded? 10 Tips For Flying Anxiety

Tips For Flying Anxiety: Elevate Counseling

How great is it that we live in a world where we can travel across the country and connect with loved ones or experience the true-blue ocean in the Caribbean simply by hopping on a plane?  If you don’t have anxiety about flying, the biggest drawback may be removing your shoes at the airport.  But…

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How Emotions Override Your Brain

How Emotions Can Override Your Brain: Elevate Counseling

Stuck in negative (or annoying) thought patterns? Do you continually find yourself reacting to situations or behaving in ways that you know aren’t helpful, but you can’t seem to get out of the pattern? Perhaps you know that you are “overreacting” in the moment, but you just can’t seem to “help” yourself. Your emotions override…

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How Trauma Affects The Brain

The impact of trauma on the brain and EMDR: Elevate Counseling

How Trauma Affects The Brain I’m often asked about the impact of traumatic experiences on the brain. People wonder why it is that these memories are so much more vivid and impactful compared to mundane, or even “happy” memories. What is Trauma? Psychological Trauma  is a specific type of damage to the mind as a…

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STOP Reacting On Impulse With This Trick

STOP Reacting On Impulse With This Trick

STOP impulses through mindfulness We live in a hustle and bustle world.  We make lunches while watching the morning news, texting with a friend and eating breakfast.  There is a constant barrage of stimulation vying for our attention.  A consequence of this is a heightened alert system, which impacts our ability to relax and makes us…

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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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