What Self-Care is & What it Ain’t

I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in integrative care, or whole-health care. Self-care is a big part of my personal and professional value system. Most people think of self-care as: -Massages and spa trips -Bubble baths -Get your hair, nails, and feet done (i.e., get a mani/pedi) -Relaxing on the beach on faraway island […]

The Power Of Brainspotting In Psychotherapy

Today, I want to share insights about the article: “Turning the Spotlight on Brainspotting,” which details the fascinating story of the development of the therapeutic technique by Dr. David Grand. As a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner myself, it is wonderful to see how the benefits of brainspotting are growing and gaining recognition in the area of […]

Navigating the World of Highly Sensitive People: A Guide to Understanding and Working Together

In a world that often celebrates resilience and thick skin, it’s important to recognize and appreciate the unique qualities of highly sensitive people (HSPs). These individuals possess a heightened awareness and deep emotional responsiveness, which can contribute significantly to relationships when understood and managed effectively. Understanding Highly Sensitive People: Traits and Characteristics Highly sensitive people, […]

Unraveling The Mind’s Resistance To Productivity

Procrastination, the art of delaying tasks in favor of more immediate or pleasurable activities, is a universal experience that has baffled scholars and individuals alike for centuries. Despite knowing the effects of procrastination on our productivity and well-being, many of us find ourselves repeatedly giving in to its grasp. So, let’s get into the fascinating […]

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)?

EFT is a method people use to help manage anxiety and stress. It is often referred to as “tapping.” It involves tapping your fingertips on specific points on your head, face, and body. The points you tap on for EFT are like those used in acupuncture. They are your body’s energy meridian points. How to […]

Tips for Reducing Stress at Work

Work-related stress is a common experience most of us have experienced. Acute stress levels can help you meet deadlines and pressure you to work on challenging tasks. However, when stress becomes chronic, it can negatively impact your physical and mental health. Here are three ways to help you reduce stress in your workplace.  Set Boundaries […]

Stress Management: Coping Strategies for Busy Students

Being a student can be stressful. Between classes, extracurricular activities, and social obligations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are three coping strategies that you can use to manage stress and improve your well-being. Practice Mindfulness Mindfulness is a technique that involves paying attention to the present moment without judgment or distraction. By practicing mindfulness, you can reduce […]

DBT Skills for Everyday Challenges and Stress

What is DBT?  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps individuals to learn and practice skills in areas of emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, mindfulness, and distress tolerance. DBT is present-orientated and skill-based. Here are four ways DBT skills can help you in your life.  Mindfulness Mindfulness is about the […]

Lifestyle Habits to Slow Memory Decline

Researchers found that a healthy diet, cognitive activity, regular physical exercise, and abstaining from alcohol/smoking were significantly linked to slowed cognitive decline. Factors that affect memory include aging, chronic diseases, and lifestyle patterns. Few studies examined how lifestyle patterns can impact memory decline. Out of the 6 healthy habits, researchers found four were the most […]

3 Ways to Improve Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a feeling of self-worth. It is how we perceive ourselves. Self-esteem is very important to our mental health. People with high self-esteem tend to be happier and enjoy healthier relationships. They also tend to be more resilient. People with lower self-esteem often doubt their abilities and feel unworthy. Here are a few habits […]