After The Holidays Project For You And Your Children

Project For You And Your Children

All the gifts have been opened, the wrapping paper is gone, decorations are packed away, and the kids are back at school. What can you do to start the year off on a good note so your children will feel better and develop good values and habits?

Encourage gratitude.
Studies show that kids who are grateful may feel happier and satisfied with what they have in their lives, feel confident, and experience fewer physical maladies.

On the Importance of Being “Bored”

Being “Bored”

When was the last time you felt truly bored? Do you reflexively reach for your smartphone or other device in waiting rooms? In line at the grocery store? On breaks at work?

If so, you are not alone. Many of us impulsively grab our devices at the first hint of boredom in our day.

Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are parts of life that affect us all. Whether we’re giving a speech in class, going on a first date, or trying something new for the first time, we all experience jitters or nervousness. While some stress can give us more drive or motivation to succeed, higher levels of anxiety can feel paralyzing and keep us from living the way we want and achieving our goals.

A good rule of thumb for deciding how anxiety is impacting your life is to ask yourself a few questions:

What does depression feel like?

What does depression feel like?

It is important to note that depression will feel different for each individual person. However, there are some general physical and emotional/mental symptoms commonly seen among people with depression. A person with depression may experience:

How to deal with depression?

How to deal with depression.

While there is no cure for depression, it is treatable and can be manageable. Depression treatment can include group, family, or individual counseling. Sometimes a combination of therapy and medication is prescribed for extreme cases and is found to be an effective treatment for depression. Many different types of medication exist for depression; therefore, it may take time to find the most effective medicine.

While therapy is the best professional help, there are also daily things you can do to manage your depression:

What are the physical symptoms of depression?

Physical Symptoms of Depression

Physical symptoms of depression include:

Is depression a mental illness?

Depression Treatment

Depression is indeed classified as a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association. According to the DSM-IV-TR, major depressive disorder is classified as a mood disorder. Mental illnesses, including depression, stem from a number of causes, including but not limited to: genetic predisposition, trauma, changes in hormones, changes in environment (positive or negative), giving birth, major physical illnesses, divorce, and other major life changes. Depression can be mild, moderate, or severe and anywhere between.

Is Trauma Treatment Right for Me?

Is Trauma Treatment Right for Me?

The field of trauma treatment has made great strides since 1980, when Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) first made its appearance in mental health clinicians’ reference book, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM III). Our understanding of neuroscience has grown dramatically since then, enabling us to identify and treat psychological trauma better than ever before. One thing that has become clear is there are a variety of types of trauma and effective treatments.

Help Exists To Find Best Choice For Midlife Career Swaps

Steve Jobs may have said it best: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

Bottom line, if you don’t love it, keep searching. And don’t settle. But if you’ve invested 10, 20, 30 or more years into a career and you’re not Steve Jobs, then the idea of continuing the hunt for your life’s work may feel like a dream you’ll never realize.

Rapid Resolution Therapy

Rapid Resolution Therapy

In order to provide the best care to clients, many clinicians at The Banyan Tree complete additional trainings and classes after completing their graduate degree coursework. I am Kimberly Austin and I agree with continuing education to help my clients. I chose to complete additional training in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT). Rapid Resolution Therapy is an integrative approach developed by Dr. Jon Connelly that resolves the psychological and physical effects of trauma.

EMDR Training

EMDR Training

In addition to the training that our counselors receive while completing their initial degrees, many of our counselors pursue additional training to be able to provide the best care for clients.

There is Intervention and then there is...

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There is Intervention and then there is Effective Intervention: or, Is just doing something better than doing nothing?

Many people have been captivated by the A&E Series, Intervention. Quite a bit of drama happening there and, as we are discovering about many of these “Reality” TV shows, some if not much of what is seen is contrived and edited in the interest of viewership. Guess what, it really doesn’t happen that way and what you see is really not effective in the vast majority of cases.