15
JAN
2019
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Building Strength & Resilience After Sexual Assault: EMDR & CBT for Sexual Trauma Recovery

The extent to which sexual violation and assault are running rampant in today’s society has been made crystal clear in recent years. Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx. More than 140 celebrities have already faced, or are...
09
JAN
2019
signs of low self-esteem

Surprising Signs of Low Self-Esteem & How To Change the Way You Think About Yourself

Those who suffer from low self-esteem are likely aware their warped self-image negatively impacts their life experiences. At the worst, low self-esteem can lead to severe mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. At its best, low self-esteem can drive people to...
14
DEC
2018
teach children gratitude during the holiday season

For Gratitude Greater than Greed: 5 Ways to Teach Your Children Gratitude During the Holidays

The holiday season, for all its joy and wonder, has an insidious way of bringing out a terrible quality in our children: greed. No, no parent intentionally raises greedy children. In fact, the majority of us go above and beyond to teach our children to show appreciation and...
28
NOV
2018
self care during the holiday season

Self-Care & Stress Management During the Holiday Season

With all of its whimsy and wonder, the holiday season has arrived. And while many people revel in the magic of bright-eyed children and good cheer, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can leave us lacking in the self-care department. There are cookies to bake, parties to...
09
NOV
2018
parenting styles

Prepare for Impact: How Parenting Styles Impact Child Development

No two parents have exactly the same parenting style. But every single parent will have an impact on the emotional development of their children, as well as on their ability to succeed in the long-term. Understanding the role your actions and behaviors play when it comes to your...
25
OCT
2018
play therapy

So Your Child Needs Play Therapy. Now What?

Parents do everything in their power to protect their children from traumatic situations. Unfortunately, life sometimes has different plans for us—and those plans are often completely out of our control. Natural disasters, unexpected deaths, divorce or separation, abuse…children...
10
OCT
2018
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Live Your Happiest Life: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Beat the Blues

Clinical depression is a real problem. More than 300 million people across the globe are afflicted with this often-debilitating mental health condition, but fewer than 50% of those suffering will ever find effective treatment. Tried-and-true depression treatments such as talk...
26
SEP
2018
parenting advice

Weeding Through Parenting Advice: Top 10 Tips for Today’s Parents

Parenting is not easy. Especially in today’s world where we’re bombarded with parenting advice from every direction. There are books upon books and blogs and e-Newsletters and magazines and they’re all filled with information to help parents raise healthy, well-adjusted children....
11
SEP
2018

Finding Beauty in Pain: Art Therapy for Trauma Recovery

70% of adults will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives: physical or emotional abuse, war, natural disasters, medical diagnoses, etc. But even though the vast majority of people will eventually come face-to-face with trauma, many will struggle to talk about...
28
AUG
2018
positive affirmations vs. afformations

Keys to Self Care: Positive Affirmations vs. Afformations and Why It Matters

The power of positive thinking. We’ve all heard that phrase, and yet the majority of us still fall into patterns of harsh negativity. I’m not smart enough to get that promotion. I’m too out of shape to train for a 5K. I’m not strong enough to walk away from this destructive...