Here is a technique that I've utilized often times in helping couples, families and even individuals in situations where they are dealing with other parties and they don't understand why the conversations always seem to end poorly. Have you ever had one of those moments where you come home, you've had an emotional day at... Continue Reading →
One of my favorite approaches in therapy is called solution-focused brief therapy, SFBT for short. Inside of this approach, there's a particular tool I often like to utilize, both with the patients that I work with, and with friends and families when they're dealing with a particular issue. But before I give it away with... Continue Reading →
I am commonly confronted with myths like this (even believed in a few of them myself) or am asked about their validity. I found this article looking at one such myth and thought I would share it here for you all to take a closer look at. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201712/left-brain-right-brain-study-debunks-decades-old-neuromyth
Yet another reason that stresses the importance of mindfulness and the real benefit of having a consistent practice. Are you creating this moment by moment experience, this presence where you currently are, or are you living in an echo chamber?
While it's true that if you can consistently practice anything, and dedicate time to it, it becomes a stronger skill and mindfulness is no exception. However, mindfulness, unlike the gym, doesn’t require extra time, just adding the concept onto whatever it is that you are already doing. The following are examples of little ways you can add mindfulness to your day and before you know it, you too can reap the benefits of such a practice.
A short discussion about the importance of mindfulness and the effects that having a mindfulness practice can have on enhancing your life and dealing with difficult emotional states like depression or anxiety.
Some of the most striking differences between those who do well in managing stress are based upon the rules and tools that they learned from their family of origin. If the family was supportive and validating, then the person learned effective coping mechanisms (tools), learned how things generally worked themselves out (rules), and developed a good sense of self-worth. In other words they developed the abilities to be flexible, resilient, and remain curious.