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Birth Trauma Awareness Week

By |2023-08-31T14:04:19+02:00July 25th, 2023|Categories: Health, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Pregnancy, PTSD, Trauma|

. What Is Birth Trauma? July 19th, 2023 marks the beginning of Birth Trauma Awareness Week. Birth trauma is a way of describing the trauma that can occur following childbirth. This trauma might be clinically diagnosable as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD for short).  Alternatively, it might not fall within the [...]

Maternal Mood Disorders in the Postpartum Stage

By |2023-08-31T14:26:45+02:00May 29th, 2023|Categories: Anxiety, CBT, Mental Health, Parenting, Pregnancy|

Maternal Mood Disorders Pregnancy is generally considered a period of emotional well-being for the woman and her family. However, for some women, pregnancy and the post-partum period are times of increased vulnerability to mental health disorders. Pregnancy and motherhood can lead to disturbed sleep, change in appetite, decreased energy, irritability, and worries. [...]

Resolving Family Conflicts

By |2023-08-31T14:32:07+02:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Adults, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Everyday tips, Health, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Personal development, Relationships|

What Can Family Conflict Sound Like? “Why do you always have to be right?” “You’re ruining my life!” “You’re so messed up.” “Stop being so emotional.” Have you ever been on the receiving end of statements such as these? If you’re human, and you’re in any type of relationship with other humans, there is [...]

Positive Strategies for Dealing with Family Drama During the Holiday Season

By |2023-08-31T14:51:41+02:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Alternative Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships, Social Anxiety, Stress, Wellness|

Dealing with Family Drama During the Holidays The holiday season often conjures up images of fun, good food, parties, gifts and quality time with people we’re close to. Maybe we think about sitting around a log fire sharing good conversations, jokes and anecdotes with those we love. But what happens if our family is [...]

How to Deepen Communication After Kids

By |2023-08-31T14:56:35+02:00September 23rd, 2022|Categories: Adults, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships|

Journey to Parenthood We all know that pregnancy isn’t easy, but what about the next steps after the child arrives?  After childbirth, you may notice that in addition to juggling your parental responsibilities, you also need to communicate differently with those around regarding your and your child’s needs. In today’s blog article, we are [...]

Unpacking Mom Rage and Tips for Coping

By |2023-08-31T14:56:47+02:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting|

What is mom rage? Picture yourself, exhausted from sleepless nights because your newborn is keeping you up, trying to soothe your baby whilst your toddler repeatedly asks you to play a game with them and also trying to prepare lunch. If you’re familiar with this situation then you may well have felt anger building [...]

How to Support a Loved One Suffering from an Eating Disorder

By |2023-08-31T14:59:10+02:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Adults, CBT, Everyday tips, Health, Mental Health, Parenting, Treatment|

What is an Eating Disorder? Eating disorders are classified as mental illnesses, which can be complex and potentially life-threatening depending on the severity. These disorders are marked by certain thoughts and attitudes regarding good, eating, body image, as well as behavioral changes. They can be found in anyone, regardless of age, weight, shape, gender, [...]

What is ADHD and Tips for Support

By |2023-08-31T15:01:11+02:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Everyday tips, Kids, Mental Health, Parenting|

What is ADHD ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  It is one of the most common diagnoses in childhood, and can last into and affect adults as well.  ADHD is considered a neurodevelopmental disorder, and can be diagnosed by mental health professionals.  It also ranges vastly in terms of the intensity of symptoms among [...]

How to Know You Experienced Emotional Neglect and What to Do

By |2023-08-31T15:02:12+02:00June 7th, 2022|Categories: Adults, Mental Health, Parenting, Relationships|

Disclaimer:  While we will be talking about the topic of neglect in today’s article, please know that this article is aimed for adults who have experienced emotional neglect growing up, or presently with a romantic partner.  If you suspect a minor you know is being neglected emotionally or physically, please contact a therapist, mandated reporter, [...]

6 Signs of Enmeshment & What to Do

By |2023-08-31T21:20:25+02:00March 2nd, 2022|Categories: CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Everyday tips, Mental Health, Parenting, Personal development, Relationships|

What is Enmeshment? As relational beings, we have the core desire to love and be loved. This desire is inherently GOOD, but certain factors can cause this desire to become distorted. One way love and connection can become distorted is through enmeshment. Enmeshment is when the lives of two or more people become so intertwined [...]

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