Mindfulness Techniques; Where do I start?
Mindfulness Techniques; Where do I start? The types, explanations, and number of mindfulness techniques out there are countless. It’s so overwhelming, it can be difficult to even get started, much less find something that works for you. Here are a few tricks and tips to simplify the art of [...]
Rose, Bud, and Thorn.
Rose, Bud, and Thorn. Taking a step back and reflecting on our experiences provides us with information that we can use to inform future events or embrace as small wins. One way to engage in a retrospective process is the rose, bud, and thorn exercise. This is a mindfulness [...]
Stop giving in to cravings: the simple skill of urge surfing.
Stop giving in to cravings: the simple skill of urge surfing. We all have the tendency to “overdo” things, depending on our own personal psyche; certain food or drinks, certain hobbies, mindless escapes, etc. Though we often beat ourselves up over it, this is a completely normal part of [...]
Yes, you can say no.
Yes, you can say no. Sometimes you may find yourself having difficulty saying no. Whether to offers, requests, opportunities, or invites, saying yes feels easier and less complicated than stating no. In the short-term that may be true. However, in the long-term your wants and needs may go unnoticed, [...]
The Big Five: Can people be organized into just five personality traits?
The Big Five: Can people be organized into just five personality traits? According to researchers, yes. Ok, not exactly. You should know by now that nothing in human psychology is that simple! We do mostly fit into five major categories, with other traits grouped into each category. There is [...]
Benefits of Working with a Counseling Intern
Benefits of Working with a Counseling Intern Now that you are ready to work on yourself with a therapist, you may find yourself waiting months to meet with a licensed mental health professional. However, let’s say you can wait a week to meet with an intern but question the [...]