Wellness Blog

React or Respond – 5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise

React or Respond - 5 Minute Mindful Breathing Exercise Read the rest of this blog post here. Mindful breathing differs from the breathing that we do on a daily basis, 24/7, because we are actively working to be present in this moment, focused only on our breath and the sensations associated with the present.  We breathe deeply and mindfully to...[ read more ]

React or Respond – 3 Ways to Nurture Mindfulness in Your Life

React or Respond – 3 Ways to Nurture Mindfulness in Your Life Some variation of a desire to feel in control of our lives, powerful, and strong, is often the foundation of psychological distress.  As humans, we naturally wish to feel safe and grounded, and this means that it is important for us to feel like we have some power...[ read more ]

What is Trauma-Informed Care?

What is Trauma-Informed Care? Trauma-informed care attempts to integrate the client’s unique needs and trauma history into therapy. Using this treatment framework, the clinician seeks to acknowledge and respond to the impact of all types of trauma. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), trauma-informed care refers to an environment that: “1. Realizes the widespread impact...[ read more ]

Being Present

So often, we allow ourselves to be swept up by overwhelming, disconcerting thoughts. We hyper analyze situations and become so entangled in a web of “what if” and “if only”, that we forget to notice what is going on now. As a result of these distractions, we may find ourselves feeling mired in a marsh of negativity. Unaddressed, this negativity...[ read more ]

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