Posts Tagged ‘obsessive thoughts’

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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Friday 5: Mental Health

Friday Five: Elevate Counseling Links

Here is what we’ve been reading this week in mental health! This week:   A fun family-bonding activity, digital hoarding, purpose as the key to longevity, and finding connection in common struggles. Looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Take this 8-minute quiz, and discuss the results. The “16 personalities” are based on…

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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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Should You Google Your Therapist?

Googling Your therapist

We use the internet to discover information about everything from the best shoes to the best doctors. But how far should our searches go? The other day I was commiserating with my mom, who was dealing with a sore hip.  She had called her doctor and asked for a referral, but the specialist couldn’t get…

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Traumatic Experiences Change Your Brain. Literally

Elevate Counseling: EMDR For Trauma

Research shows that the brain stores traumatic experiences differently than other memories. Are you easily triggered into negative emotions? Do you KNOW you are overreacting, but you just can’t stop yourself in the moment? I often hear these comments in my counseling office and people are sometimes surprised when I tell them that an earlier,…

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