In the daily lives of police officers, exposure to crisis and unyielding traumatic events are standard. The result is insurmountable emotional baggage that deeply affects a police officer’s psyche. Excessive stress overwhelms the body’s central nervous system and circuitry in the brain. Therefore, over time, untreated stress hits a threshold causing lasting adverse consequences that…

Change is an inevitable part of our lives! While some kids embrace change, others find it challenging. One of the changes that kids have to face every year is having a new teacher. For kids, who have a slower pace in bonding with new people, going back to school and not knowing what to expect…

There are twelve Universal Laws, and twenty-one sub-laws, that describe ways in which cause and effect are related. The Universal Laws can be viewed as guidelines for behaviors that will enhance our mental, emotional and spiritual growth. The Universe operates through dynamic exchange . . . giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow…

Children are experiencing more anxiety and stress today than ever before. According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, 1 in 8 children are affected by an anxiety disorder. In this fast paced world children are expected to quickly comply and make decisions that may be beyond their capabilities. Parents too are overwhelmed trying…

Standing up for yourself conversationally is needed in this day and age if faced with a person of a forceful manner. Invading peoples personal space with upfront aggression is over time a form of bullying.  Bullying in a psychological way or a physical way can also cause harm. If you are in the position of being…

Practice-base studies show that cognitive-behavioral techniques are effective in the treatment of children’s mental health problems such as depression, generalized anxiety, school refusal, social phobias, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma and sexual abuse, and eating disorders. Two phases of CBT treatment in children includes: 1) Psycho-education, where children learn to recognize…

There’s been a lot of discussion of late about self-care. I want to share with you why these discussions are so relevant and how you can engage in taking better care of yourself. The health of your body, mind and spirit are vital to safe guarding your well-being. By learning to practice good self-care, you…

“It’s not you, it’s me.” It’s a classic break-up line, one to soften the blow so the other doesn’t feel as rejected as if you said what you were really thinking. But…what if it’s true? What if you really are the problem? Something I’ve noticed about the growth process for my clients is that there…

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