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How to Talk to Your Teenager Today

Posted by Evie Shafner, LMFT on Oct 19, 2019 12:30:00 PM

As parents, we’re filled with a lot of anxiety about creating a good citizen of the world, of making sure they have social graces, are kind and behave well, are successful in school. Nowhere might this anxiety be felt as much as when they are teenagers, and we know we don’t have much time left to mold their beautiful little souls! So we might be correcting, evaluating, over-teaching, criticizing - all with good intention to launch a good kid.

But I think the most important goal of this stage is to talk and act in ways that keep them connected to you. Then, they’re going to turn to you when they need advice, and not just go to their friends, who don’t know much more than they do.  Here are some thoughts on how to facilitate that connection.

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Topics: Happy Relationships, Breaking Habits, Appreciation and Gratitude, Anxiety, Human Connection, Imago Relationships, Self Esteem, Teenagers, family therapy

What to do When Anxiety Strikes - Tips and Tools

Posted by Stacy Bremner, MA, RP on Sep 28, 2019 10:19:02 PM

Anxiety is a normal human occurrence, and part of the challenge is to understand and accept that anxiety is normal. We tend to panic about panic!

In this Blog you'll discover many effective tools and practices to help you feel less anxious, and feel more peaceful and empowered.  It's a necessity to put energy and consistent effort into practices to help you manage your anxiety. If we don’t practice, our brain stays the same and we remain the same.

I recently read a quote from HEADSPACE which said, “It’s amazing to think how much time we spend looking after our physical health and how little we spend looking after the health of the mind.” I find this true for many people. However, I'm one of those people who has chosen to place a lot of time and energy into feeling better.  My favorite tool is journaling. Consistent use of journaling has changed my life, and I use others as well. I'm hoping you'll also find tools that help you on your journey to managing anxiety well.

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Topics: Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Self Care, Stress Relief, Mental Health, Mental Fitness, Imago Relationships, Self Trust, Self Love, Breathing Techniques, Self Esteem, therapy

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