The Magic of Play - Play is a child’s natural language. Additionally, play has long been regarded as a vital element in the normal growth and development of children. It is also a wonderful tool for children to express their emotions through the use of imagination and creative expression. Studies have shown that children who engage [...]
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Cognitive Strategies for Coping with Covid-19 Pandemic: Radical Acceptance and Tolerating UncertaintyMarketing2020-05-26T14:13:13-06:00
Radical acceptance is defined as the act of accepting current circumstances to enable change. This is a concept adapted from Dialectical Behavior Therapy that may be helpful in coping with the current pandemic. The idea behind it is when you accept that things are the way they are, you can then focus on what you [...]
John Gottman, Ph.D., is a well-respected psychologist and marriage researcher who reports that an unhappy marriage can increase your chances of becoming ill by 35% and takes four years off your life! He believes “working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club". Although [...]
Anxiety is a way that our body responds to stress. It is an overwhelming feeling of apprehension about what one feels might come. Anxiety has many symptoms including, but not limited to, a sense of feeling shaky, increased heart rate, headaches, trouble breathing, difficulty sleeping, and a sense of overthinking and/or excessive worry. Symptoms might [...]
Approximately 19 million adults struggle with chemical dependency in the U.S. today and about 85% of whom have co-occurring mental health issues. During this time, when stress levels are higher than usual for many of us, especially for those faced with increased financial strain and fear what the future may hold, can be triggers for [...]
Without warning, many of us have found ourselves trying to do normal things in an abnormal way. Quarantine due to the global pandemic has moved work, school, social lives, and even grocery shopping online and into our homes.Parents may have mixed feelings about allowing too much screen time to become a habit of home life, [...]
COVID-19 has affected our day to day with it’s ongoing rise of social distancing becoming our new normal. Changes in our environment such as schools transitioning to online platforms and jobs reductions, have left us with many questions. Uncertainty from these questions can cause anxiety as well as the answers you receive [...]
Self-Harm Awareness Day took place on March 1st. The purpose of this day is to remove the stigma attached to self-harming behaviors and to educate our society and healthcare professionals of the warning signs while also encouraging those who self-harm to open up and seek help. Those who support this cause wear an orange ribbon. What are self-harming behaviors? Self-harming or self-injury, [...]