Managing Stress: 5 Effective Strategies

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Managing Stress: 5 Effective Strategies

Did you know that chronic stress can have serious consequences on your health? It’s true—stress can make it difficult to sleep, weaken your immune system, and lead to other problems like heart attacks, strokes, anxiety, and depression. Plus, stress can cause irritability, lack of motivation, and difficulty concentrating, thereby negatively impacting your work and personal relationships.If you’re feeling stressed about...[ read more ]

Coping With Grief & Loss

August 30th is Grief Awareness Day. If you or a loved one have recently lost someone you care about, you may be struggling to cope with their loss. Below, we explain what grief is and how long the grieving process can be, as well as some tips on how to cope with loss. What Is Grief?Grief is the emotional pain...[ read more ]

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental health Awareness Week falls between May 10th and May 16th. The global initiative began as a way to start conversations about a topic that still retains much stigma.According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness, with 1 in 25 living with a serious mental illness. If you or a loved one have...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Stop Panic Attacks

If you’ve ever experienced a panic attack, you know firsthand the name is apropos. Within seconds you can go from feeling quite well and “ordinary” to experiencing absolute dread and fear. And often with no obvious trigger. It’s a horrible way to live.But you don’t have to live feeling like a helpless victim of these attacks. Here are some powerful...[ read more ]

How Counseling Can Help With Big Life Changes

They say there are only two things in life you can count on: death and taxes. I would add a third: changes. Every person goes through changes in life. And some of those changes can be significant.Whether you are graduating, starting a new job, moving to a new city, or ending a relationship, you may find dealing with change to...[ read more ]

How Does Group Therapy Work?

If you’ve been thinking about exploring therapy, you've probably wondered if one-on-one sessions are best, or if you would benefit from group therapy. Many people are actually confused about group therapy, how it works and what it’s really like. This post will hopefully shed some light on the topic.What is Group Therapy?Group therapy can be used alone or in conjunction...[ read more ]

3 Ways to Improve Communication in Relationships

The number one ingredient to any healthy and stable relationship is good communication. When communication is poor, relationships break down.Whether they are platonic, romantic or revolve around business, your relationships will thrive if you improve your communication with others. Here’s how:Be Fully PresentTrust and respect must be earned by both parties. And this requires giving each other your full attention....[ read more ]

Journaling Therapy – Art Therapy

“Dear Diary…” As kids, many of us told our deepest secrets and our hopes and dreams to our diaries. And then we got older and forgot all about visiting those pages each day.You may have heard about journaling, which some would say is the adult equivalent of keeping a diary. But journaling can also be a powerful form of therapy, as...[ read more ]

International Survivors of Suicide Day

November 21st is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, an event that brings together survivors of suicide to share their experiences and offer hope and encouragement to others. Loss is never easy, but losing a loved one to suicide is particularly painful. Sadly, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that roughly 800,000 people die from suicide each year around the globe. That’s...[ read more ]

Can EMDR Therapy be Done Online?

When the pandemic hit, many people began to work with their therapists online. But there were many skeptics who did not believe the benefits of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, also known as EMDR therapy, which is traditionally a hands-on therapy, could translate to online platforms. But as the pandemic unfolded and more and more therapists began using EMDR...[ read more ]

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