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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

By Nicolette Cheff, LMSW Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach widely used in schools to foster positive behavior and create a supportive learning environment. PBIS focuses on teaching and reinforcing desired behaviors rather than solely...

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Strategies to Avoid Burnout

Strategies to Avoid Burnout

By Kelly Rad, LLMSW Burnout can happen to anyone. The word “burnout” was initially associated with being overworked and overstressed at work. As a therapist, I'm seeing a lot of clients that are struggling with burnout in various aspects of their lives not just...

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Tame Anxiety With 4-7-8 Breathing By Kelly Rad, LLMSW

Tame Anxiety With 4-7-8 Breathing By Kelly Rad, LLMSW

Anxiety is a beast. It complicates even the simplest of tasks. Having said that, anxiety wants our bodies to keep up with our racing minds, and as a result, our bodies can be in “go mode.” Anxiety wants us to overthink, over-plan, overachieve, overdo, over-worry, and...

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10 Mental Grounding Strategies to Ease Stress & Anxiety

10 Mental Grounding Strategies to Ease Stress & Anxiety

We all struggle with stress and anxiety from time to time. Many of us feel symptoms in our bodies as well. When stress and anxiety pile up, the way we cope can have an impact on the way we feel physically, as well as our level of functioning in day-to-day tasks or...

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Anxiety and Meditation Pt. 2

Anxiety and Meditation Pt. 2

By Tom Sutherland, MA, LPC, NCC This is a simple form of meditation that anyone can do: 1. Find a location that is safe and appropriate for this exercise. It will help if the environmental distractions are minimized. 2. Sit upright but keep your posture comfortable....

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Anxiety and Meditation

Anxiety and Meditation

By Tom Sutherland, MA, LPC, NCC I often bring up meditation to clients as a technique to help with anxiety management. Only a small percentage, though, report giving it a good shot, and fewer still practice it with any regularity. I’m guilty of this, myself. But for...

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On Being Happy

On Being Happy

Happiness, Inside look you must. Being Happy Happiness is an inside job, and, for many, it is a “subjective feeling of well-being.” Subjective feelings are inside creations. Since each thought you have produces electromagnetic and chemical signals in your body,...

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When Hope is Hard to Find

When Hope is Hard to Find

By: Gina Shuster, LMSW Someone you love has died and you are changed. Your life has been altered in ways that you couldn’t have anticipated. In a single breath, life shifted and the person who was your present and your future suddenly became your past. This reality is...

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Children and Exposure to Terror:  The 3 Cs of Coping

Children and Exposure to Terror: The 3 Cs of Coping

This blog was jointly written by “The Older Dad,” Dr. Kevin D. Arnold, and by Ms. Theresa Gaser, MSSA, LISW-S of Trinity Family Counseling, Westerville, Ohio According to the VA, children who are exposed to higher amounts of TV coverage of a disaster develop more...

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Anxiety Management: Healthy Self-Talk

Anxiety Management: Healthy Self-Talk

By Thomas Sutherland, MA, LPC, NCC Many of us want to reduce anxiety. Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation or other attention-focusing exercises, can be helpful. Practicing healthy self-talk is another. But it’s more than just positive thinking. Let’s look at...

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Chronic Pain: The Impact on Mental Health

Chronic Pain: The Impact on Mental Health

By Nichole Wright, MA, LPC According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), "about 50 million adults have chronic pain". Chronic pain can be the result of many types of conditions and illnesses. In this article, I will focus specifically on migraine headaches....

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