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March 27, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines quarantine as separating and restricting the movement of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they then become ill. Because some diseases can be contagious even if people do not yet...

March 23, 2020

Social distancing is not easy for many to cope with, and it can be even more difficult for people already struggling with mental health issues. Research from the 2002 SARS pandemic — a different kind of coronavirus — showed that quarantine can result in considerable ps...

September 3, 2018

Throughout my professional career, I realized I had worked in some toxic work environments. Even with all the benefits and decent pay, it is hard to imagine myself working in another toxic work environment. One of the common denominators I observed, included leadership...

July 16, 2018

Using TFCBT to heal from trauma ...

July 10, 2018

Children who have experienced events they perceive to be unsafe can have a lasting effect that impact them in adulthood. When childhood trauma is avoided, a sense of fear and helplessness can carry over into adulthood. Childhood trauma can result from events that have...

July 3, 2018

Mindfulness is being aware in the moment of your environment, thoughts, feelings, and sensations. When you practice mindfulness you start to notice the small details in your environment. Maybe you take your dog for a walk each day and when you are being mindful you not...

June 26, 2018

These simple 5 steps can help you if:

  • It's difficult for you to cope with change.

  • You feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed with change.

  • You are dealing with negative self-talk and thinking about the worst outcome.

1. Come up with a plan and ask yourself, "...

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