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5 Ways to Help a Loved One Who Self-Harms

Knowing that someone you love is self-harming can be very difficult. You don’t want your loved one to be suffering at all. Yet, you know that they have been dealing with some severe issues for a long time. Seeing them not only emotionally distraught but also physically hurting themselves is painful to watch. You want to [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:16:37+00:00September 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Returning to College Stressing You Out? – How DBT Can Help

It’s that time of year when students across the country are returning to college. Yet for many, what should be a moment of optimism is filled with dread. Plenty of elements can cause stress for students—finalizing the class schedule, moving into housing, getting settled in with a new roommate, etc. For some, it’s overwhelming and can [...]

By |2019-08-22T02:21:27+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Returning to College Stressing You Out? – How DBT Can Help

It’s Summer! – 4 Tips on How to Become Closer with Your Teen

Hooray for summer! Summer vacation, road trips, family picnics, and barbecues are all typical summertime events. Yet, summer offers a break not just from school. It also mixes up the schedule that your family typically follows for most of the year. What this can offer you is more opportunities to interact and become closer with your [...]

By |2019-07-15T16:24:50+00:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It’s Summer! – 4 Tips on How to Become Closer with Your Teen

Feeling Stretched Thin? – How to Prioritize Your Mental Health

Everyone has a stressful day occasionally. But, have you noticed that you're having more stress-filled days than you would like? Are you feeling stretched so thin that you are reaching a breaking point? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with this problem, which can cause not just emotional trouble but physical problems as well. The [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:07:55+00:00June 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Feeling Stretched Thin? – How to Prioritize Your Mental Health

How to Accept Your Teen While Encouraging Positive Change

Although it often doesn't make it easier as a parent, you might genuinely know that your teen is trying to make positive changes. But, you still feel frustrated sometimes. After all, sometimes it’s hard to accept (or understand) teenagers and their behaviors. Perhaps the cycle looks something like you becoming upset and them lashing out—and [...]

By |2019-05-20T16:10:57+00:00May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Accept Your Teen While Encouraging Positive Change

Opposite Action for Overwhelming Emotions: How to Make It Work for You

Have you ever experienced a moment where you feel so angry that you felt you would burst? For example, the satellite TV company has put you on hold for over an hour. While the waiting was annoying at first, you were able to manage. But as time wore on, your patience grew thin. Don’t they know [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:16:53+00:00April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Opposite Action for Overwhelming Emotions: How to Make It Work for You

How to Listen to Your Body When Trying to Identify Anxiety

Have you ever stopped what you were doing to purposefully pay attention to your body? Give it a try (even while you read this post). Take note on whether your muscles feel tense or relaxed. How is your breathing—fast or slow, deep or shallow? Do you feel any aches or pains that you can’t explain? Consider [...]

By |2019-03-18T15:27:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Listen to Your Body When Trying to Identify Anxiety

How to Use Distress Tolerance Skills to Cope in a Crisis

It’s happening again—you’re in crisis mode. No matter the situation, it seems that anxiety is the common theme in any crisis. And your paramount concern is undoubtedly your spiking anxiety. It's almost as if you can feel yourself just holding on by your fingertips. What are you going to do? How can you calm down? Anxiety treatment [...]

By |2019-02-18T19:04:19+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Use Distress Tolerance Skills to Cope in a Crisis

Self-Harm and Your Teen: 5 Signs of Self-Harming Behaviors

Signs Your Teen May be Self-Harming As a parent, it can be terrifying to imagine the possibility of your teen participating in self-harming behaviors. Self-harm is a complicated and difficult world to understand from the outside, which can make knowing how to help your child a frustrating process. Many destructive, self-harming behaviors can be easily [...]

By |2019-02-19T18:34:54+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Self-Harm and Your Teen: 5 Signs of Self-Harming Behaviors

4 Ways Validation Can Improve Your Relationships

When you validate someone else it can go a long way towards creating understanding. That’s because validation often requires stepping into someone else’s shoes for a moment and seeing the world as they do. Many valuable tools fall under the overall skill of effective communication. Yet, some of the tools and skills may seem hard [...]

By |2019-02-19T18:34:54+00:00January 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Ways Validation Can Improve Your Relationships