How Being Mindful of Panic Attacks Can Help Relieve Symptoms

How Being Mindful of Panic Attacks Can Help Relieve Symptoms

Many people struggle with anxiety and panic attacks. Cold sweat, shaking, tightness in your chest. Feeling like your heart is going to stop any minute as you pace from room to room peeking out of the windows, or curled up in a ball trying desperately to ignore what is happening.

This sense of impending doom that something horrible is going to happen because YOU forgot something important.

People deal with stress every day, but when it goes beyond just stress to something you're having trouble managing, it’s time to get help. Some people find that medication can help (though that’s not necessarily the first step) and some people find just talking to a therapist to deal with the root cause can help.

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Decluttering And Your Mind

Decluttering And Your Mind

Are you getting that antsy feeling to clean up that seems so common in the early spring?

Even more so, have you seen Tidying Up on Netflix or read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and you’re now feeling the urge the ruthlessly declutter your home?

The trend is sweeping the nation since Marie Kondo’s show began airing on Netflix.

All of this is leading to not just tons of new donations being made to secondhand stores and piles of sorted belongings rising, but also conversations about the mental health effects of sorting your home and lessening your number of belongings.

Learn more in this month’s blog.

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Are You Looking At Having Your Child Evaluated?

Are You Looking At Having Your Child Evaluated?

These are very valid questions that, we as parents, ask. Aliisa Breisch, a Psy. D. or Doctor of Psychology for Mindful Therapy also reminds us...

“Sometimes, behavioral issues are a symptom of a cognitive and/or language deficit. For example, a child might have slow processing speed or delayed language skills that result in frustration and behavioral outbursts when they try to respond to a request from a caregiver, teacher, or authority figure. Psych assessment can help ascertain if this is the case.”

If it is a worry, taking your child in for a psychological assessment is a great first start to getting answers to your questions and possibly working toward a solution.

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The #1 Way to Let Go of Past Trauma so You Can Enjoy a Deeper, Richer Sex Life with a Partner

The #1 Way to Let Go of Past Trauma so You Can Enjoy a Deeper, Richer Sex Life with a Partner

What is ‘trauma,’ anyway? How do I know if what I experienced was trauma? Or maybe I know for sure, but how the hell am I ever gonna get over this thing? 

No matter what your relationship to, or your understanding of trauma - here’s the thing - if it was a shock to your mind and body - and you’re still feeling effects from it… then I don’t care if it “wasn’t as bad” as your sister’s or your friend’s, it was real, and it matters. 

You matter.

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Self-Compassion Can Change Your Life

Self-Compassion Can Change Your Life

How many times have you judged yourself harshly for failing to live up to your expectations? If you’re like most people, the number is probably too high to count. Self-criticism, self-judgment, self-shaming – these are among the common tools in most people’s self-improvement toolbox. Trouble is, they don’t work. In fact, studies have shown that self-criticism makes us less able to cope with failure, less likely to learn from our mistakes, and more insecure and stressed.

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Breaking The Silence On Postpartum Depression

Breaking The Silence On Postpartum Depression

What do Chrissy Teigen, Brook Shields, Hayden Panettiere, and thousands of other women have in common?

They all gave birth, but instead of feeling like amazing, happy mommies, they felt withdrawn, overwhelmed, and distant.

They all had Postpartum Depression (or PPD.)

Since this month is all about women and the important accomplishments we have added to history, and amidst the #MeToo movement that has us women coming together in support of one another, I felt there was no better time to speak about something many women fight silently…

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Therapy and Its Many Colors

Therapy and Its Many Colors

When I mention the word therapy, what goes through your mind?  For many, a person laying on a couch (which tends to be leather for some reason) talking, while another person with glasses is writing vigorously, nodding their head, and asking “How does that make you feel?” every 5 minutes tends to be the most popular expectation of therapy and one of the biggest misconceptions.

What if I told you, therapy is way more than that?

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How to Make Your Child’s ADHD Their Superpower

How to Make Your Child’s ADHD Their Superpower

What if ADHD isn’t a problem? What if the attributes of a person with ADHD - the hyperactivity, the risk-taking, the penchant for multitasking – were actually a superpower?

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Airlines has ADHD. John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems has ADHD. So does Ellen DeGeneres, Charles Schwab, and the founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad.

In fact, there seems to be a very strong tie between creative, versatile, entrepreneurial mindsets and individuals with ADHD.

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