February and Valentine's day bring thoughts of relationships whether we have a partner or not. Dr. John Gottman was researching relationships long before his long term marriage to Dr. Julie Gottman. All relationships have their highs and lows. Dr. Gottman’s research is focused on stability in relationships. Based on his research of studying couples interactions, within minutes, Dr Gottman has been able to predict with a 90-94% accuracy on how a couple will fair in their relationship. These studies are focused on conflict resolution, communication patterns, and friendship.
You know that awesome feeling of excitement that happens on October 1? Before you can even order your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season there's a Christmas tree set up in your neighborhood Target. There's a Fall Festival every weekend!! Hopefully you can catch a Nutcracker performance or at least get your turkey in the oven on time this year for the famously overlooked Thanksgiving Day. Oh wait, did we schedule our Santa Claus photo appointment yet? Well at least there's football on........
When therapy is an investment of your time, energy, & money, I want to help you get the most out of your sessions (whether it’s with myself or with another therapist)! Sometimes there are weeks where everything that could go wrong, does go wrong (you may swear Mercury is in retrograde). Other weeks it may seem like things are smooth-sailing, and you wonder what you’ll talk about in session.
Here are 3 tips for making the most of your time in your next therapy session, regardless of how your week has gone.
Recovery takes on many forms and is a journey we can all relate to. It is a journey that breaks us down, challenges us, and builds us back up. Whether we are working through the loss of a loved one, battling addiction, or struggling to find a way to manage our own mental health; we all are on the journey to self-healing.
We’re fast approaching that time of back to school shopping for clothes, school supplies, backpacks, and the list goes on. Our focus shifts from summer fun to starting school again. Many children experience symptoms of anxiety as they prepare to return back to school such as having stomach aches, difficulty sleeping, irritability, decreased appetite, and increased meltdowns. As parents, here are some ways you can ease your child’s anxiety at this time of transition into the school year.