mental hygiene

Holding Space for Yourself

Holding Space for Yourself

Mindfulness exercises can assist with the wandering mind. When the mind wanders too far in the future, it may feel anxious and if too far in the past, it may feel depressed. One is not real and the other is fixed and cannot be manipulated. If you find you are not present, take a moment to try an exercise to reground yourself to the present.

Therapy Note: The First Session

Therapy Note:  The First Session

The first session is also referred to as the initial or intake session. It is generally structured differently from a treatment session and does not involve interventions. The time is utilized to gather information and may involve forms, questionnaires and tests in addition to the verbal interview.

New Vision for the New Year

New Vision for the New Year

Happy 2019! The new year serves as a reboot for many. It is important to reset throughout the year but this is a great time to set the tone for those resets. Many people use vision boards and even host parties to create the vision for the year. However, if that is not something that resonates with you, do not feel like you have to create one in order to set the vision for your year. Here are a few additional ways to set intentions and tone for your year.

Curious Observer vs. Internal Insulter

Curious Observer vs. Internal Insulter

How do you talk to yourself? Being self -critical in the form of constructive criticism may feel helpful and a way to motivate oneself. However, using insults, put downs or a high level of negativity can have a negative impact on self-esteem, self-mage and mood.

The Beauty of Boundaries

The Beauty of Boundaries

Boundaries are not the same as “being guarded” or “having a wall.”  Having a wall up is usually a form of keeping others out.  Whereas, boundaries are a way to create and maintain emotional and mental wellness.