When stress takes over take a minute to go upside down either by doing a full handstand or simply putting your legs up the wall. Anyone who has taken yoga may know about this restorative pose. What many don't know is how important this pose is to relieve stress. Not [...]
Supporting Your Teen: A Strategy Session for Parents Do you feel like your family needs to get back on track? Are you having concerns about one (or more) of your teens and don’t know how to go about addressing them? This mini-session is ideal if: You and your family are [...]
What is the vagus nerve? In not too scientific terms it is a really long nerve that runs from your brain and around your heart, lungs, digestive system, pancreas, liver, and spleen. It plays a major role in the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the system that helps you relax. [...]
This is a quick example of how I help people learn to properly breathe. blog video1 Many have asked where to find this breathing ball. I have attached a link you can click.
Everyone has their own favorite feel good products and these are mine. Enjoy! 1. Insight Timer App- This app helps you keep on track with meditations. It has classes, timers, and guided meditation resources. The best is that you can pick how much time you have and find an app [...]
It is always important to take a step back from our lives and realize what we are thankful for. It helps fill us with happiness and a sense of accomplishment. When we take note of what we are grateful for we shape the story of our life into a more [...]
That was my question when my 6th grader came home and said his class painted kindness rocks in school. He showed me the video that they made of kids being sad and another kid handing them a rock and walking away, the child smiled and all was good with the [...]
This is the time of year that teens are coming in my office for therapy and talking about their college applications. Teens and their parents are discussing how well they have done in their AP classes, how many extra curricular actives they have to list, and how wonderful their SAT [...]
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I recently completed my journey to become a certified mindfulness-based cognitive therapist (MBCT). I have always used both mindfulness and cognitive therapy in my practice. Mindfulness helps my clients become aware of their thoughts and emotions. It also helps teens be present in the moment which is often a challenge [...]