What does Anxiety Look Like in Children and How to Help?

What does Anxiety Look Like in Children and How to Help? When children are young, they often do not have developmental skills to effectively communicate their feelings of anxiousness and stress to parents, although children feel anxiety and stress just like their parents. Anxiety can have a significant impact on your child’s daily life, school, and relationships. Here are some signs to look out for and some ways which you Read More»

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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach designed for working with distressing or traumatic memories. The theory behind EMDR is that many psychological difficulties are the result of distressing life experiences which have not been stored in the memory properly and are said to be unprocessed or blocked.  These traumatic memories may need some help to become processed, and Read More»

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It’s Okay to Set Boundaries

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We all need boundaries. We need to know our limits when it comes to our work, time and relationships. When we don’t set boundaries for ourselves, we tend to become overwhelmed, frustrated and begin to lack the ability to say ‘no.’ We get “lost” in other people and start to put our needs last. It’s important to understand that it’s okay to make it a habit to set those much-needed Read More»

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Common Distortions that Contribute to Anxiety

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All humans experience anxiety. It keeps us safe, draws our attention to something important or unfamiliar and prepares us to handle different situations. It can also, however, interfere with our daily lives. Not all anxiety is a problem. It only becomes a problem when it is unmanageable or shows its head when we do not need it. This article outlines common cognitive distortions that contribute to unnecessary or heightened levels Read More»

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