Tough conversations often create discomfort and can lead to avoidance. There may be reluctance to speak up due to fear of consequences. What will people think? How do I manage my own anxiety? Consider for a moment that remaining silent during tough conversations also communicates a message. What message do you wish to convey?
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Keep in mind, during COVID we need to be gentle with ourselves and perhaps allow for more screen time for our kids as that is often the way they are connecting with friends. This, more than ever, is a time where screens allow us to stay connected.
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A new film that further examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done to help them build crucial skills and provide hope to families.
Hyperarousal, Hypoarousal, and the Window of Tolerance: Understandably many people right now are under tremendous amounts of stress. Our bodies have a natural system to handle stressful experiences, and when that system is activated we become hyperaroused (i.e., fight or flight) and/or hypoaroused (i.e., freeze). Knowing how your body reacts in each of these states can help you recognize your stress earlier, and therefore allow you to take care of yourself earlier
DEARMAN is an acronym to help us effectively advocate for ourselves and improve our interpersonal communication. Use this acronym to broach a difficult conversation with a family member, friend, or at work.
With the US Presidential Election of 2020 fast approaching, stress, anxiety, and tension is at an all-time high as we anticipate the outcome of our next president.
The first step in stopping panic attacks is to understand what exactly defines a panic attack.
As a therapist who works with individuals who experience panic attacks, here are my top 10 things friends, family and concerned others should do (and not do) when someone is having a panic attack. – Charlotte Johnson, MA, LPCC
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