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…

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…

Is your anger out of control? Is it negatively impacting your life? Anger is a normal human emotion, however when it becomes uncontrolled it can have damaging consequences on your relationships and health. Uncontrolled anger can elevate blood pressure; increase the threat of heart disease, anxiety disorders, stroke, cancer and depression. Persons who manage their…

Crying in the Workplace: Three Strategies for Overcoming Shame and Fear Rebecca K. Kveton, MA, LPC Certified Professional Coach ©2015   People we need a landmark triumph in Corporate America’s offices, cubicles, board rooms, and at the long, polished conference room tables.  We need to remove the sign on the women’s bathroom door that lights…

A fresh outlook is required in dealing with the emotional stress of life. Take five minutes to picture a positive outcome toward stress. I suggest you do this before going to bed. This will give you time to really sleep on it. Using the word fresh, such as fresh orange juice, fresh muffins, fresh air,…

 1.  Take time to talk and listen to each other:  after school, at dinner(make eating one meal a day together a priority), and at bedtime.   2.  Plan family meetings.  Discuss plans for recreation.  Notice and affirm effort and improvement from individual family members.  Plan special activities.  Problem solve and arrange a chore schedule.    3. …

At this particular stage, the addict’s life is breaking down emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally. this situation breakdown is due to the stress and anxiety created by the acting out. The acting out no longer brings about pleasure and the pain is simply unavoidable. The addict may start acting in ways they never thought possible…

Alcohol and Drug Addiction- Stage One During the initial stage of addiction the addicts’ character is permanently altered. The basic illusion addiction is founded on is discovering alleviation via substances. The journey commences when the addict experiences the first high/mood change. In the mood change there is the illusion of control, convenience, and perfection. Compulsive…