Posts Tagged ‘Therapy’
Struggling To Catch Your Breath?
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…Read More
(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…Read More
Want A Deeper Connection With Your Child? Try This
One of the most valuable lessons that I learned from my dad was the art of cool-headed, active listening. He wasn’t one to jump into lectures or to give unsolicited advice. He didn’t yell or fly off the handle. This doesn’t mean that I didn’t get clear messages from him when I had crossed a…Read More
Should You Google 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…Read More
Traumatic Experiences Change Your Brain. Literally
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,…Read More