COVID and Mental Health: “Languishing”

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There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing The neglected middle child of mental health can dull your motivation and focus — and it may be the dominant emotion of 2021. Continue reading

Psychotherapy – Families Under Pressure | Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

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Parenting in 2020 and 2021 is a lot different from any other time in recent history, and it’s proving to be a challenging time for all members of the family. Psychotherapy Networker has posted an article recently that discussed this new level of parenting pressure and how to cope together. To read the article, please view “Families Under Pressure.“

Helping Kids Cope with Unique 2020 Holiday Challenges

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Mother.ly has a great article posted about helping your children cope with the possible difficulties of celebrating the 2020 holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read “10 Phrases to Help Kids Cope with Holiday Disappointment this Year” If you’re in the Triangle area and interested in speaking to one of our therapists, please contact us or schedule … Read More

Mental Health and Self-Compassion: You Can Not Have One Without The Other

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Self-compassion can at times feel egotistical especially if you are a recovering people pleaser and fixer-of-all like I am, but it could not be further from the truth. Self-compassion is not being selfish, self-centered, or focused only on one’s self. Self-compassion is learning to love yourself, your body, your cracks, your shame, your shadows, and all. Self-compassion is the ability … Read More

Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Have you ever noticed that some people go through tragic experiences, and they end up stronger, sometimes even seeming unfazed? Others have the same or similar experiences, and they remain devastated for far longer, struggling to recover. Continue reading here

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine | Part 4

In case you missed them, here are the first, second , and third parts. 16. Help others. Find ways, big and small, to give back to others. Support restaurants, offer to grocery shop, check in with elderly neighbors, write psychological wellness tips for others—helping others gives us a sense of agency when things seem out of control. 17. Find something you … Read More

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine | Part 3

In case you missed them, here are the first and second parts. 11. Expect behavioral issues in children, and respond gently. We are all struggling with disruption in routine, none more than children, who rely on routines constructed by others to make them feel safe and to know what comes next. Expect increased anxiety, worries and fears, nightmares, difficulty separating … Read More

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine | Part 2

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6. Stay hydrated and eat well. This one may seem obvious, but stress and eating often don’t mix well, and we find ourselves over-indulging, forgetting to eat, and avoiding food. Drink plenty of water, eat some good and nutritious foods, and challenge yourself to learn how to cook something new! 7. Develop a self-care toolkit. This can look different for … Read More