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A Therapist’s Guide to Reducing Panic:

Prepared by: Beth Friedman, MHC-LP Panic can indeed be a frightening experience, often leaving individuals feeling overwhelmed and out of control. However, understanding how to deal with it effectively can significantly alleviate its impact. When symptoms of panic kick in, it may feel like: When symptoms of panic set in, remind yourself a few things:  […]

Communication Skills Training

In the realm of communication within relationships, it’s common to encounter misunderstandings and conflicts. Feeling frustrated or hurt is understandable; I understand where you’re coming from. But there’s a way forward. By accepting our role in the issue and offering assistance, we can improve communication and find solutions together. 1- Offer an understanding statement (introduces […]

Understanding and Coping with Panic Attacks

Introduction: Panic attacks can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, characterized by a range of symptoms that can significantly impact one’s well-being. Recognizing and understanding these symptoms is crucial for effective coping mechanisms. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the symptoms of panic attacks, explore their underlying causes, and discuss various coping strategies […]

What Types of Conversations to Have During Your Therapy Session

During the therapy session, there exists no predefined agenda dictating what you should or shouldn’t share. This sanctuary is designed for you to freely express your thoughts, embarking on a profound journey of self-exploration. Within this context, consider a myriad of topics that can enrich your therapy sessions: Therapy: “Small” Issues: Noticeable Patterns in Behaviors […]

Deciding When It’s Time For Relationship Therapy

When is it time for therapy in your relationship? Are there benefits for relationship therapy when you aren’t married or engaged? Relationship therapy serves as a vital resource for individuals grappling with various challenges in their romantic relationships. There are many different reasons to seek couples therapy. These motivations encompass but are not limited to […]

How to Cultivate Mindfulness and Self-Care

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, without judgment or attachment. By incorporating mindfulness practices into your journaling routine, you can deepen your self-awareness and cultivate a greater sense of peace and balance. Here are some mindfulness techniques to try: 1. *Meditation:* Dedicate time each day to meditation practice. Sit quietly, […]

Discovering the Connection Between Mental Health and Exercise

Exercise serves as a powerful catalyst for enhancing both brain function and mental health. The positive impact extends to various facets, including memory, learning, cognitive function, and emotional well-being. Engaging in regular physical activity is not only linked to a decreased risk of cognitive impairment, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but it also contributes […]

Understanding the Distinct Dimensions of Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety, though they may manifest similar physical effects on the body, are nuanced experiences with distinct causes and triggers. Understanding these differences is pivotal for devising effective coping strategies and promoting overall well-being. Distinguishing Stress from Anxiety: Stress often arises from external triggers, such as work pressures, relationship issues, or life events. It […]

Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder and Summer Depression

Summer is often associated with vibrant outdoor activities, vacations, and a sense of freedom. However, for some individuals, the arrival of summer can trigger a wave of depressive symptoms, a condition known as Summer-onset Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or simply summer depression. Contrary to the more commonly recognized winter SAD, which occurs during the darker […]

Essential Steps for Better Sleep and Understanding Sleep Hygiene

Signs of inadequate or poor sleep hygiene encompass a range of symptoms that can negatively impact daily functioning. These may include: These symptoms can have far-reaching effects, affecting various aspects of life, from work performance to interpersonal relationships. Constant tiredness resulting from poor sleep can diminish productivity, impair cognitive function, and increase the risk of […]

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