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Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness

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Mindful Eating – How Eating Like a Toddler Can be Good for You

Mindful Eating We can earn so much from children.  For example, when I watch my son eating, sometimes I am so curious about what he is experiencing.  This morning, he was chowing down on some scrambled eggs with cheese and strawberries.  He would very delicately select a piece of food, examine it, sometimes squish it in his tiny adorable fist...[ read more ]

The Anger Iceberg – The Gottman Institute

The Anger Iceberg Often when we are angry, there are other emotions hidden below the surface. Displaying Anger can make us feel less threatened or vulnerable.  Like a cat puffing itself up to make itself look bigger, when it is actually afraid. Click here to view this fantastic article by The Gottman Institute. This post links to an article on...[ 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 ]

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