Happy Monday! Here’s a freebie to get your week off to a great start: Online mindfulness program that is available for free Oct 1 – Oct 31. For registration, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1LY2JyI. Live daily interviews with some of the leading folks in the field, like Tara Brach, Dan Siegel, Rick Hanson, Jack Kornfield, and … More Mindfulness Summit
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who … More “In the Arena.”
Many ancient cultures believed that to know a thing’s true name was to wield great power over that thing. For example, in Rick Riordan’s The Red Pyramid, siblings Sadie and Carter must learn the secret name of the ominous Set, in order to defeat the tyrant and save the world from destruction. While the book … More Finding Courage through Fear and Vulnerability
Allegheny Health Network has developed a game to help children apply the skills they have learned in therapy. TF-CBT Triangle of Life is a free app that children can play on a smart phone or tablet, wherein which they take on the role of a lion who moves through the jungle, guiding other animals toward … More Free TF-CBT Game for Smart Phones and Tablets
You know the old adage…Hope for the best, plan for the worst. Often times when clients come to me, they’ve been stuck in crisis mode for themselves or a loved one. When safety is a concern, I address it as early as possible in therapy. This post will walk you through the process of creating … More Safety & Crisis Planning
When working with clients who experience a moderate level of anxiety, I often blend mindfulness based stress reduction with cognitive behavioral therapy. Anxiety affects the body physically as well as mentally. Think about it. Can you recall a time you felt anxious about something? A test, a performance, seeing a friend, a first date, speaking … More OH! The Thinks You Can Think: A Brief Intro to CBT
Mindfulness. What does it mean to be mindful? What does it mean to be present? In a time where so many things are constantly vying for our attention – and not simply the plethora of incoming stimuli tugging at our physical senses, but also the many demands and obligations and memories and plans and worries … More What is Mindfulness?