Research shows that good self-care can be healing to both body and mind and I encourage my clients to consider self-care as another part of their treatment plan. But what does self-care actually involve? This week’s blog talks about common self-care practices that can be beneficial to anyone.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. When someone you care about is thinking about suicide, it’s scary. But you can make a difference. Check in, let them know you care and listen to them with an open mind and compassion. Encourage them to reach out and get help.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a therapeutic intervention I frequently use with clients who are stuck in a cycle of destructive or painful thoughts and behaviors. I help clients focus on what really matters to them ¬– rather than being distracted by their negative thoughts – and then we work toward reaching goals so they can live their best life.
For the estimated 20 percent of kids with mental health issues in the United States, the start of school can be extremely difficult during a normal year. Now, add the COVID-19 pandemic, and the uncertainty we all feel, and you know that there will be a lot of kids struggling in the coming weeks. In this blog, I share recommendations for how to ease your child’s distress.
There is no way of knowing what the long-term impacts of COVID-19 are going to be on children, but helping them to cope now to address their fears, loneliness and uncertainty is critical to growing their resilience and protecting their mental health.
Over the last months, we’ve all had to change and adapt to the conditions of a global health crisis. In many ways, it’s been incredibly challenging, but it’s also created new opportunities for positive developments.