I tend to be open about my mental health as it relates to my experience with grief and depression as a way to continue to raise awareness and create dialogue for both issues. Speaking up about it offers me a sense of peace of mind as I’ve been lucky to find...Read More
The number of children who observe violence at home is estimated to be 3 million every year. These statistics are alarming. Verbal and physical abuse can be equally harming. This can leave an impact on future generations and backtrack society as a whole.Read More
According to an article by Woman's Day, "One of the most important components of healing is recognizing the powerful connection between your mind and body". The article states, "Studies show that stress and negative emotions can cause a physical reaction that can slow your body's ability to heal". Here are a few tips to help you foster self-healing:Read More
We learned via The Greatist that there are many benefits to meeting with a life coach. They stated that, "Coaching is different from psychotherapy, though it can be used in conjunction with therapy. It focuses on helping clients to thrive in the present and future, and on creating a vision and action plan towards living life to its fullest capacity."
Check out these 5 reasons why you should consider meeting with a life coach!Read More
We learned via The Science Daily that new research from the University of Cambridge found that friendships and family support are highly important in helping prevent depression among teenagers. Moreover, they found that "teenagers who had grown up in a difficult family environment were more likely than their peers to be bullied at school".Read More
According to NPR, research shows that depression and anxiety cost the world economy $1 trillion every year. What makes mental illness a global threat? Dr. Shekhar Saxena of the World Health Organization says, "Mental illnesses are common in every country - rich or poor - and they cause a lot of debt and a lot of disability. That's what makes it important".Read More
We learned via an article by the Huffington Post that misconceptions about seeking therapy may actually stop someone who wants to see a therapist. However, they stated that Noah Rubinstein, founder and CEO of therapist directory GoodTherapy.org, says, “People go to therapy to cope with disorders, relationships, stress, grief, to figure out who they are and learn to live life to the fullest. There’s no shame in wanting a better life.” Read on to learn about 10 of the most common myths about seeking a therapist.Read More
It is never too late to teach children about body positivity! An article by Romper shared tips for how to talk to your children about body image. Knowing how to communicate healthy messages about body image to kids is an important skill every parent should learn.
Here are 5 tips to help you start the conversation!Read More
Are you interested in trying out a different way of healing? Try out Reiki! According to the Reiki Association, reiki is Japanese for “universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing.” Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally and spiritually and can be used with other types of conventional treatments.Read More
According to an article by Planned Parenthood, it is best to start talking to children about sexuality early on in their childhood. They stated that, “Talking with children about sex and sexuality may be uncomfortable at first, but it gets easier with time and practice.” In addition, there are many ways to start conversations about sex and sexuality with your kids.Read More
We learned via PsychCentral that life events such as death, illness, near-death accidents or experiences can result in traumas. However, Somatic Psychotherapy or Somatic Healing, can help patients suffering from trauma to cope and recover. PsychCentral defines Somatic therapy as a “holistic therapy that studies the relationship between the mind and body in regard to psychological past.”Read More
Therapy offers many benefits for everyone, not just people who are going through tough times. As naturally social creatures, we can benefit from talking about our problems and finding healthy outlets for stress relief. We learned via an article by the Huffington Post that, “research has shown that verbalizing feelings can have a significant therapeutic effect on the brain.”Read More