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. …

La pleine conscience est un état d’esprit dans lequel l’individu focalise son attention sur les sensations corporelles. Une personne pleinement consciente a connaissance des manières dont son corps réagit aux sources de stress, qui provoquent des pensées et des symptômes physiques d’anxiété. Par la pratique de l’art-thérapie de la pleine conscience, la personne s’entraîne à…

Because of the recent press about the amazing benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy more and more therapists are bringing their dogs to work. Is this Animal Assisted Therapy? Animal Assisted Therapy involves a trained counselor or therapist working with a trained animal in a goal-directed way within that therapists’ area of expertise. The therapist should…

Dr Judy Sedgeman will present a weekend retreat Oct 20 and 21 in Hartford. Judy recently left her post as Director of Public Policy at the University of S. Florida in order to spread knowledge of 3 Principles that lead people back to their Innate Mental Health, for mental health professionals and the general public.…

Many men and women in the military have significant problems adjusting to civilian life after active duty.  They have problems sleeping.  They are agitated and jumpy, easily angered.  Thoughts and images about the war come back to them at unwanted times in unwanted ways.   They often feel emotionally disconnected from others including family.  …

I wrote the folowing article for the National Psychologist, In my 27 years of practice as a clinical psychologist, I have been guided by a continuous curiosity to study and implement the most effective tools for helping my clients experience relief and healing. Whether the techniques are firmly rooted in the psychotherapeutic establishment or newly…