Category: <span>Stress</span>

Feelings: Your Ability To Respond Is Your Responsibility.

How you feel cannot be wrong as long as it is appropriate to what you are experiencing.

Example: Feeling frustrated when you feel someone is not listening to you.

When our emotions are overly intense they distort reality & create cognitive distortions.

Example: When you step on a piece of gum & think it is the worst thing that ever happened to you.

Stress, Depression & the Holidays

The Holidays are always a traditional ritual of life that bring many memories. Not only feelings of joy & happiness are experienced during this time of year. Stress can be an overwhelming part of the season due to the demands & expectations we place on ourselves. Depression and the feelings associated with depression can intensify during this time of year as well.

The warm & rich traditions of the season can also be associated with conflict, abuse, neglect, loneliness & hardship among other things. Coping through these experiences can be difficult & overbearing. Putting things into perspective with a professional can be the answer.

These are the reasons counselors are busiest during the holiday season. Many family, couple & individual clients I have had in the past often contact me during this time of year due to the additional demands & overwhelming emotions they are experiencing. Often these therapy sessions address a scripted negative dynamic that has been present year round & has intensified due to the emotional intensity of the Holidays. Clients are then presented with the opportunity to address the issues associated with this script & resolve issues that have impeded them from enjoying the seasonal celebrations.

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Ways to Help Your Children Develop Self Esteem and Confidence

Self-esteem and confidence are major traits in individuals that affect their success. While these are a lifelong process, the foundation of it needs to be established in early childhood. Building self-esteem will allow the child to deal with difficult situations that they will encounter during their lifetime. Since parents have the greatest influence on a child’s belief, it is important for them to let their child know where they belong, how well they are doing and contribute towards developing confidence and self-esteem.

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Feelings: Your Ability To Respond Is Your Responsibility.

How you feel cannot be wrong as long as it is appropriate to what you are experiencing. Example: Feeling frustrated when …

Stress, Depression & the Holidays

The Holidays are always a traditional ritual of life that bring many memories. Not only feelings of joy & happiness are …