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Understanding Your Attachment Style

Our earliest relationships form the foundation for life. They shape the way we love, our ability to manage emotion and our ability to connect in healthy relationships throughout life. From the moment a baby enters the world, they are seeking security, safety sustenance and love. As their eyes search for connection with their mother and [...]

Getting a Grip on Control

One of life’s harsher truths is that there are many aspects of life that fall outside of our locus of control. Although we each have the power to make choices that influence the outcomes of certain circumstances, our environments can throw twists into life that can leave us feeling vulnerable. During stressful times, we may [...]

The Meaning We Make of Our Experiences

One of my favorite facts about the mind is that memories are stored in a way that has much less to do with the memory of an actual experience than it does to do with the meaning we attribute to it. Meaning is at the crux of everything we do and everything that motivates us. [...]

Grounded: Exercises in trauma therapy.

Seeking therapy for a traumatic experience can be scary and intimidating for some, and for others it is the hope for immediate, long awaited relief. For the therapist, part of the job is determining when it is most appropriate to begin to deeply address the trauma in counseling and implementing the right techniques to allow [...]

Is it an Anxiety Disorder?

When is worry more than just that?  Worry is a part of life. Worrying about miscommunication in a relationship, worrying about a task that needs to be completed, or worrying about health issues. Many people wonder if their worries are simply that-- worries, or if they are indicative of something more, such as an anxiety [...]

EMDR To Reduce Post-Divorce Conflict

Marital conflict, separation, dissolution and court proceedings can be stressful and even traumatic.  The arguments, verbal attacks, grief and feelings of loss or betrayal can be devastating. The result of that trauma, if not resolved, is often anxiety, overt stress, and resistance to interactions with one’s former spouse that trigger extreme anxiety and defensiveness.  When [...]

Peaceful tip for regulating stress

  How I love to think about the beach.  Whether it is in the middle of a Colorado winter, or the middle of the summer, I find great peace thinking of the rolling waves, gentle breezes, salty aroma, and warm sand of a beach.  Many therapists refer to this as a safe place, but  I [...]

Two Blogging Awards!

I am flattered to have been recognized for my blogging with two blogging awards: The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Inspiring Blogger Award!  I know I am not the most consistent blogger (by a long shot), and I hope to be a more frequent blogger going forward.  These awards are certainly motivating! Many thanks to [...]

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Why Learn Positive Thinking?

  Take a deep breath and look around you.  Name a few of the wonderful things about this day.  Is it the weather? A conversation with a friend? A delicious meal?  Giving thanks for the goodness in our lives is a great way to start on the path to more positive thinking.   If you need [...]

Coping with Trauma, Crisis and Tragedy

  Following the tragic events of the Movie Theater shooting, and other horrific events over the last decade or two, it is frequently difficult for individuals to cope with the feelings and anxiety that are elicited by those tragedies.  Regardless of whether you were witness to the scene, knew someone who was a victim of, [...]