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5 Somatic Experiencing Techniques That Anyone Can Use to Stay Grounded

          As the mental health community becomes more adept at healing that incorporates the whole person (mind, body, spirit, and emotion), the role the body and sensation play in your healing process is growing ever more important. Previously it was thought it was enough to just “talk it out.” Now, research […]

The Therapeutic Power of Pets and Benefits for Mental Health

Guest post by Sheri Leasure, LCSW Years ago, long before I would have even considered the therapeutic power of pets, my older sister and her husband had a big goofy Golden Retriever named Daisy Jane. I was a living with them at the time, as I was a poor graduate student working part-time at a […]

How Tuning In to Your Body Can Make You More Resilient

guest post by Linda Graham, MFT   By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times. Stuff happens. Another car suddenly swerves into your lane on the freeway. You misplace your keys and wallet two minutes before you need to catch your bus to work. You shred the wrong […]

4 Ways To Improve Your Body Image and Mental Health

  Guest post by Karen Kuhlman, LSW Remember those curvy Renaissance and Baroque beauties lounging on couches in portraits painted by da Vinci, Rubens and others? Those generously proportioned women were deemed the height of beauty by European society at the time. Fast forward 300-600 years. Now thin bodies are seen as healthy, appealing, and […]

How to Find a Therapist: 5 Steps

Guest post by Sarah VanMeter, LCSW Has the world felt like it turned upside down over the last couple of years? You’re not alone. Many people are grappling with the impact of the pandemic, civil unrest, political tensions, inflation, and more. The stress has created an increase in depression, anxiety, worries, and even suicidal ideation. […]