When personal values conflict, when life becomes difficult for no apparent reason, it is usually because our focus is only on one value, a personal value has shifted, or the personal value is to vague, not concise. I have often found that this can be addressed by taking some time to reflect on what is... Continue Reading →
A fabulous article written by Steve Hayes, one of the founders and leading researchers of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Worth the time in viewing, especially if your reaction was jolting... https://stevenchayes.com/take-a-knee-and-feel-the-pain-of-others/
I have found this book to highly useful, both personally and professionally and thought I had an obligation to ensure that as many people should be aware of it as possible. It covers a whole host of topics from what the mind does when facing something that comes at us from out of the blue,... Continue Reading →
Todd Schmenk, M.S, M.Ed., LMHC Here is a summary of strategies highlighted in sessions over the last 7 days. These are stay at home routines to help with the anxiety being experienced due to social distancing and stay at home orders in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the discussion here: https://youtu.be/4_dEaOrYpyU
This video covers 5 steps you can practice when working at home without losing your mind. These are good mental health while working at home strategies that have been gathered from a wide variety of individuals all dealing with different circumstances and considerations. These are the common reported results. I hope they are useful for... Continue Reading →
Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy and counseling can help with that along with utilizing the pyramid of support and the other tools...
What is unique about Team Positive: How to Build Support for Someone Dealing with Chronic Illness, is the focus on what caregiver should do.
One of the first tools I introduce in working with those dealing with a chronic, life-altering challenge (as well as just about any anxiety-induced problem) is this simple mindfulness ritual. The goal is to begin to strengthen the ability to remain in the present moment. This includes being able to notice when the mind shifts... Continue Reading →
While writing Team Positive: How to Build Support for Someone Coping with Chronic Illness, I would often find articles like the following: My Friend’s Cancer Taught Me About a Hole in Our Health System https://nyti.ms/2U2ezYY The situations that he outlines here are exactly a few of the major reasons why I was compelled to write... Continue Reading →
We cannot avoid the first, but the second is self-inflicted. Watch to understand this stress coping skill and manage your anxiety and depression. https://youtu.be/G3afJ1F_Keg