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Learn about EMDR

11 Common Questions about Healing Trauma with EMDR

You can probably think of a time when you were truly terrified. If you can recall it calmly now that’s a good sign you’ve healed from the experience. You feel secure, knowing the bad experience is in the past. Ideally, our brain and body work together to restore calm afterRead More

teenage emotions

How to Help Older Children and Teens Manage Emotions

When children are little, parents have lots of control over their activities and choices. Parents can directly impact what happens when children act out or become upset. All this changes with teenage emotions. A parent’s direct control diminishes as young children become teens, whether we like it or not. RespondingRead More

Emotional Children

How to Help Young Children Manage Emotions Without Leaving Emotional Scars

One of the biggest — and toughest — jobs parents have is helping children manage strong emotions.  When our child is acting out or has an emotional outburst, it can make us as parents feel anxious, helpless, and sometimes angry.  Typically, those feelings are remnants from how we were raised.Read More

overweight and anorexic

Overweight and Anorexic – How it Happens, How to Help

A person can be both overweight and anorexic. A focus on weight alone is misleading as a signal to seek treatment, because a person’s near- or above-normal weight may mask life-threatening behavior based on anxiety around food. A person with disordered eating behavior may feel invalidated by comments like: “YouRead More

Anorexia and how to respond

Anorexia: What You Need to Know About the Deadliest Mental Health Disorder

Anorexia has the highest death rate of any mental disorder says the NIH. That’s why I want more people to know about eating disorders, and how to respond to those who are struggling. Eating disorders are among the most difficult mental health conditions to understand and treat. Because they areRead More

how to rekindle intimacy

How to Rekindle a Marriage or Relationship: Part 2

How can you rekindle a marriage or relationship? When you think, “there’s no emotional connection,” it really hurts. It’s only human to spring into action. There’s an urge to “fix it” and attack the issue at its source. This is especially true when something important is at stake, like ourRead More

How to Bring Intimacy Back Into A Relationship: Part 1

Couples want to know what to do when the spark fades in their marriage or committed partnership. How can a couple that is struggling bring intimacy back into a relationship? Couples find themselves having little or no sex for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons romance disappears are:Read More

emotional connection keeps relationships afloat

How to Protect Your Relationship When You Argue

For a relationship to feel good, both partners need to feel safe in each other’s care. They need to talk through what problems come up, understand each other, and still enjoy the relationship, even if they can’t agree on every issue. That’s what secure emotional connection does. At their best,Read More

Perspective-taking in relationships

How to Manage Feelings With Perspective-Taking

The way you look at things — your perspective — has a lot to do with your mental health and happiness. Abraham Lincoln said, “Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” That says something about the power of perspective-taking. But do we really haveRead More

radical acceptance

Radical Acceptance: An Underrated Source of Wellbeing and Growth

Radical acceptance is the ability to fully open yourself to your experience. Radical acceptance allows you to recognize what hurts, no matter what it is — and comfort that hurt. The radical part of radical acceptance is the openness to face all truths completely – even unwanted ones. Acceptance means allowingRead More