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Have you ever thought about what’s going on in your brain when you are stressed or anxious? This video illustrates this. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmwiJ6ghLIM[/embed] Now that we know a bit about how the brain works we can use the brain to change the mind to change the brain. By changing...

Here are some very powerful words from a breast cancer survivor after she returned to work: “Not my circus. Not my monkeys.” This person helped us ascribe meaning to this statement and recognize that we all have to recognize that trying to control what is not...

Neuroplasticity refers to how the brain changes as a result of experiences. Did you know that we may have fear based experiences that linger and triggers as we age? Lisa Wimberger recreates a story of a woman’s fear of spiders and the initial experience of fear sets...

Relaxation and mindfulness based practices change the way the body is feeling to reduce the stress response. We are cultivating a shift away from talking about how people view their experience of trauma to think about the body and the experiencing of it. When we think about...

We live in a world where we encounter challenges in life firsthand or we experience the secondary effects of difficult events going on around us. How do we bolster our resilience in tough times? Did you know that some studies show that yoga is more...

When discussing self-care we often refer to the ‘Airplane Analogy’- putting the oxygen mask on ‘you’ before the person next to you. In other words: ‘Take Care of Yourself First’ so there is more of you to give to everyone and everything else in your...

Communication is key to healthy relationships and we often hear stories from people with whom we work of times when communication is lacking. How do we build mutually sustaining trusting relationships? The first step is to have open, honest and direct conversations with others. The next...

The experience of loss is unique to different individuals. Who we are means that we will grieve differently. New approaches to grief recognize that the process is not isolated from our social world. Bereavement shakes our organized world. Through our conversations we try to help people...

We have all experienced loss in different ways.  Loss can be significant as in the loss of a close relative or friend or a beloved pet.  It can also be the loss of a job, loss of health or the loss of a relationship. Making sense...