Coping Skills and Strategies

8 Mental Tricks that Keep You From Happiness: Cognitive Distortions

Grounding Techniques Elevate Counseling

Living in Phoenix requires having a good pair of sunglasses. I often forget that I’m even wearing them. Our brains adjust to the lenses that filter out the bright rays and it appears as though we are seeing things accurately. This same phenomenon happens with our thoughts. Our brain makes leaps to fill in the…

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Take The Hassle Out Of Homework

Does your child struggle with completing schoolwork or have difficulty starting assignments at home? Here are some tips to keep your child motivated and on task during homework! To Keep Your Child Motivated and On Task: Establish a consistent routine Stay Calm, despite your child’s frustrations Limit Distractions Keep a list of “homework strategies.” This…

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Reach Your Goals While Enjoying The Ride: Goal Setting

I definitely have a Type A personality. If you’ve read anything about the traits of first-born children, that’s me. I used a day planner until I purchased my first smartphone, and continue to carry a notebook for “to do” lists with me at all times. In fact, I can be so productive that I WILL…

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Don’t Think of A Pink Elephant

Have you ever had a thought or a worry that wouldn’t go away no matter how hard you tried to ignore it? Did you know that research shows that trying not to think about something can often make intrusive thoughts more difficult to ignore? Let’s Try An Experiment For the next 30 seconds, think about…

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What’s In Your Emotional Toolbox? Emotional Coping Skills

What do you do when you are Anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? There are lots of ways to cope with uncomfortable or distressing feelings. Some ways are more productive and healthy than others. On good days, you may take a walk or talk it out with a close friend or loved one.  But on bad days, you…

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