What Causes Kids to Have Meltdowns: Childhood Emotional Outbursts
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What Causes Kids to Have Meltdowns: Childhood Emotional Outbursts

Understanding the triggers behind your child’s meltdowns can often feel like solving a complex puzzle. Classic childhood meltdowns are intense bursts of behavior that can include crying, yelling, and other forms of emotional release. They often occur because children have yet to develop the necessary language skills or coping mechanisms to properly express their feelings…

Finding Peace Within: Mindfulness Exercises for Coping with Trauma
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Finding Peace Within: Mindfulness Exercises for Coping with Trauma

Trauma can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, but mindfulness exercises offer a path to inner peace and resilience. By bringing our focus to the present moment without judgment, we can gradually heal from the wounds of the past. In this blog, we’ll explore practical mindfulness exercises that can aid in coping with trauma and…

The Brainstorm: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Teenage Brain
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The Brainstorm: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Teenage Brain

Ah, adolescence—a time of growth, exploration, and seemingly endless changes. As parents, teachers, and mentors, we often find ourselves scratching our heads, wondering why teenagers act the way they do. Well, fret not! The secrets lie within the teenage brain, and it’s time for us to unravel the fascinating phenomenon known as the “brainstorm.” The…

The Self-Care of Counseling for Parents
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The Self-Care of Counseling for Parents

Being a parent is one of life’s most rewarding roles. But it can also be extremely challenging! All parents could benefit from extra support sometimes. Counseling is a great way for parents to get that help. Here are some reasons it’s important for parents to receive individual counseling: 1. Gain coping skills. Parenting can be…

Why Most People Misunderstand Anxiety
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Why Most People Misunderstand Anxiety

Anxiety is a common human experience, and nearly everyone goes through it at some point in their lives. However, it remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized mental health issues in today’s society. It’s crucial to shed light on this often-misunderstood topic to foster empathy and more compassion, support, and effective treatment for those…

Unraveling Trauma: Your Journey to Healing
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Unraveling Trauma: Your Journey to Healing

Today, we’re going to dive into the world of trauma and how it affects us in ways we may not even realize. Trauma is like this big, heavy backpack we carry, and it’s essential to understand its impact on our brains, bodies, and emotional well-being. But don’t worry, we’ll also talk about how you can…

5 Compelling Reasons Why You Need DBT Skills for a Balanced Life
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5 Compelling Reasons Why You Need DBT Skills for a Balanced Life

Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we need effective tools to navigate the challenges that come our way. Enter Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills—a set of practical techniques designed to enhance emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and overall well-being. Whether you’re struggling with emotional turbulence or simply aiming for personal growth,…

What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?
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What is the Safe and Sound Protocol and How Can It Help You?

Based on Polyvagal Theory  Polyvagal Theory or the “science of feeling safe,” is another one of the key research advancements that helps us better understand our challenges and gives us a foundational framework for non-invasive ways to support them. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory focuses on what is happening in the body and…

Navigating Emotions: Understanding Emotional Dysregulation and Distress Tolerance
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Navigating Emotions: Understanding Emotional Dysregulation and Distress Tolerance

Emotions are an integral part of the human experience, they inform us about the world around us and what’s important to us, and they can be incredibly powerful forces that shape our thoughts and behaviors. However, managing emotions is a skills that few of us are actually taught growing up. For many people managing, emotions…

Finding Stability in Chaos: Five Tips for Grounding Yourself
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Finding Stability in Chaos: Five Tips for Grounding Yourself

Trauma can feel like being caught in a storm, with emotions overwhelming us and our thoughts spinning out of control. During these moments, grounding techniques can be a lifeline, helping you find stability.  Let’s review five tips to help you stay present, connected, and anchored. When anxiety or dissociation strikes, take a deep breath and…