Tag: Stress Management

  • Mindful Monday

    Five Finger Breathing is a helpful practice to connect with the body and breath, and help step out of states of stress and overwhelm. It is often taught to children, but many adults find this mindful practice beneficial as well. Stressed during your next staff meeting? Try practicing 5 Finger Breathing with your hands resting on your lap under the […]

  • Meditation Monday

  • Therapy Thursday

    Coping Strategies for the Holidays How are you managing your stress and regulating your emotions during this traditionally busy time of the year? The Mayo Clinic recommends the following coping strategies: Reach Out. If you feel lonely or isolated, seek out religious or other social communities such as your local YMCA. Be Realistic. Even though your holiday […]

  • Welcome December

  • A Cure for Manic Monday

    When was the last time you cared for yourself? How frequently do you engage in a self care ritual? What does the commonly used, “me-time” mean to you? To prevent Compassion Fatigue Syndrome, we need to schedule time for ourselves each and every day. Whether it is 10 minutes, 1 hour, or several hours, we need to […]

  • Mindful Monday

    What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as being present in the moment in a nonjudgmental way. Becoming mindful in our lives expresses itself in multiple ways: Being aware and accepting of present experience Bringing focus, awareness and attention to the present moment  “Single-tasking” rather than multi-tasking Being wholeheartedly present here and now Appreciating the present moment […]

  • How to Stay Balanced and Happy During Hectic, Stressed Times

    Recognize Your Non-Negotiable Needs Write down your top two or three things you need to do daily in order to achieve emotional well-being, good physical health, and a sense of balance.  Include the bare minimum you could do to meet these needs.  To meet your needs might require you to ask someone for help or […]