Here in Nashville we have been in quarantine for almost a month. As a Therapist, it has been an interesting experience watching things play out via social media, news, Zoom calls with friends, and being quarantined with my pregnant spouse. The one thing that has stood out the most? People are grieving, and they don’t…

In the words of the great spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, “Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”   As I stop and reflect on the recent devastation that the outbreak of COVID 19 has…

“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause.” ~ Cecilia Tran   “By Taking care of myself I have so much more to offer the world than when I am running on empty.” ~ Ali Washington   The outbreak of the coronavirus may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety can make one feel overwhelmed and…

In 1972 Muhammed Ali walked across the University of Florida football field, now aptly named “The Swamp”. He proceeded to the event stage built for his talk to several thousand college students yelling, “Ali! Ali! Ali!” He approached the microphone and paused into silence before speaking. “What I am going to tell you is one…

As a result of COVID-19 and physical distancing measures, many people are now using telehealth or video conferencing to see their psychologist. As a practice that has offered online therapy for some time we have learnt a few things along the way which the team at Stirling Connections wanted to share. There are also a number…

The negative impacts of childhood anxiety on adolescent and adult mental health have been studied by numerous researchers. Many child and adolescent therapists agree that childhood anxiety, if not treated, negatively impacts individuals later on in life. We have heard from many of our teenage clients that they used to feel this way [anxious, stressed,…

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