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Tai Chi and Qigong for Stress

Tai Chi and Qigong for Stress If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider tai chi and qigong. Originally developed for self-defense and self-healing, tai chi and qigong have evolved into a graceful form of exercise and meditation that is used for stress reduction as well as other health conditions. Often [...]

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Alternative Treatment, Natural Remedies, Stress Management|Tags: , |

Reflexology and Anxiety

Reflexology and Anxiety If you are one of the thousands of people who struggle with severe anxiety, you know how painful it is to go on a number of different medications and still not find any relief. For many people, anxiety can become so crippling that it affects their ability to sleep, socialize, [...]

When Caregiving Leads to PTSD

When Caregiving Leads to PTSD Most of us associate post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with veterans of war, but new studies are finding that a person doesn’t have to be a soldier to experience the condition. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic [...]

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, PTSD|Tags: , |

Herding Dogs as Therapy Dogs

Herding Dogs as Therapy Dogs After spending ten years looking for the perfect breed of dog to be a therapy dog, I decided on a McNab Shepherd. The McNab is a herding dog, which can actually make for a very good therapy dog because of their attentive and sweet nature. When we think [...]

December 17th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Depression, Psychotherapy|Tags: , |

Abuse in Relationships

Abuse in Relationships That there are different types of abuse that occur in relationships many of which cause couples to seek counseling. You may be psychologically, physically, and/or sexually mistreated. All kinds of abuse ought to be given serious attention as horrible effects can happen from any kind of abuse. Emotional abuse [...]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Relationship Counseling, Relationships|

Psychotherapy and Prolonged Grief Disorder

Psychotherapy and Prolonged Grief Disorder Grief is one not only one the sadness and lowest points in a person’s life, it can also be the most disabling. In the past few decades, researchers have diligently been examining the difficulty many people have processing grief and have discovered that around 10 percent of people [...]

November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Psychotherapy|Tags: , , |

Grief and Terminal Illness

Grief and Terminal Illness As modern medicine has made huge advances the process of death itself has changed. It has been transformed from an often sudden event into a lengthy process that begins with a terminal diagnosis. The diagnosis along with its subsequent prognosis is many times the beginning of a long, protracted [...]

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Family Therapy, Therapy|Tags: , |

Contempt in Relationships

Contempt in Relationships Anger is a normal part of every relationship, whether it is between partners, family, friendships, or work relationships. Still, anger that accumulates and remains unprocessed becomes contempt, something much more corrosive and dangerous to all relationship. When contempt shows up in a relationship, it’s as if the grave is being [...]

October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Relationship Counseling, Relationships|

Depression at Work

Depression at Work Even people who love their jobs have bad days at work. But if you one of the thousands of individuals who dread waking up every Monday through Friday, or you regularly find yourself sitting at your desk at work on the verge of tears, you most likely have a more [...]

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Depression|Tags: |

Caregiver Depression

Caregiver Depression Depression among caregivers is so common that there is a term for it: caregiver depression. This particular type of depression can take a serious toll on a caregiver and affect the caregiver’s ability to care for a loved one. Although the bulk of research involving caregiver depression has involved the caregiver’s [...]