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Grounding Techniques & Self Soothing for Emotion...

Grounding & Self-Soothing Techniques for Adults Use these skills to self soothe and manage difficult emotions and sensations Learning how to self soothe is as important for adults as it is for babies. Grounding and self soothing is how we calm our bodies when we are overloaded by stress or overwhelming emotions. You may already…

try these tips to help your child cope during the COVID-19 pandemic

Parenting Tips for Helping Children Cope During COVID...

We are all adapting to the changes in our daily lives because of this virus. Most parents are working from home adjusting to video or telephone conferences. Children are home all day adjusting to online learning and younger children are no longer in daycare/preschool. They don’t understand why they can’t play with their friends or…

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Coping Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety in U...

In uncertain times, it is normal for anxiety, worry, panic, stress and depression to peak. Uncertainty and loss of control creates anxiety for everyone. The whole world is coping with anxiety and the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. If you have specific vulnerabilities such as health or financial challenges, stress and anxiety can be even…

Try these tips to help keep calm

Ways to Calm and Soothe Yourself

Self-Care Strategies for Times You Feel Stressed and Overwhelmed We can all feel stressed and emotionally overwhelmed. Each of us, however, may find different types of activities soothing and may need different types of soothing activities at different times. Below are the general categories of soothing self-care activities. Identify your preferred style of self-soothing: Creativity…

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Are You Experiencing Anxiety? – How to Identify Anx...

Although up to 40 million Americans struggle with severe anxiety each year, plenty of symptoms remain undetected. Mainly, anxiety flies under the radar because it can manifest in “acceptable” ways—strong work ethic, deep desire to help others, cleanliness, etc. Thus it can be difficult to identify anxiety symptoms. Moreover, some anxiety is a normal part…

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Your Emotional Child: How to Help When Their Feelings...

The legendary Mister Rogers once wrote a song called, “What Do You Do with the Mad That You Feel?” The song taught children how to identify and manage their anger — and it pertained to all emotions. Helping your emotional child cope with challenging feelings is one of the greatest gifts — and lessons —…

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Has Porn Ruined Your Relationship? What Can You Do

It doesn’t matter if it only happens on occasion, or if you (or your partner) find yourself flipping open your laptop each day to do it: Porn can seriously damage a loving connection. Are you wrestling with the fear that porn ruined your relationship? You aren’t alone. The pornography industry is a giant. It spans…

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Transgender Child? How to Cope and Become a Better Al...

If your child comes out as transgender, the most important thing you can do is love them—unconditionally. That might seem like a bold statement to start with, but if nothing else, showing them your love and acceptance can make a huge difference in their lives. With that said, even if you are genuinely accepting, a child…

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How Exposure Therapy Can Help You Overcome Your Fears...

What do you know about exposure therapy? Being exposed to the very thing you’re most afraid of likely sounds like a nightmare. In fact, you probably take deliberate steps to avoid people, places, objects, or even animals that might remind you of past trauma or trigger severe anxiety. The phrase “exposure therapy” may sound contradictory.…

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Think Your Spouse is Cheating? 5 Signs Your Suspicion...

No one wants to think about their spouse cheating. Of course, assuming infidelity can do more harm than good. Cheating is one of the biggest trust-breakers in a marriage, and often a reason relationships end.  But, it’s also not fair to accuse your spouse of cheating when they’re not. Thankfully, there are some common signs…

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Identifying Depression: 7 Signs You Shouldn’t Ignor...

When people think of depression, the most widespread emotion to describe the condition is sadness. This problematic mindset causes many people, with or without depression, to think that’s all there is to it. But depression is far more than only sadness. The reality is that depression encompasses many symptoms. Some are physical, while others are…


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