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Anxiety and Stress

Calming your Child’s Reptile Brain

  I’ve shared in another post the importance of helping our minds and bodies to relax. Often, your children need our help in calming their bodies, brains and emotions. Progressive muscle relaxation is a wonderful, research-proven tool for helping increase relaxation.  Because I’m a play therapist, I added a playful spin […]
By |March 2nd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Children, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Calming your Child’s Reptile Brain

A Few of My Favorite Mind-Body Apps

A growing body of research is letting us know that mindful practices have numerous mental and physical health benefits. These practices, which use our brains […]
By |February 17th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness|Comments Off on A Few of My Favorite Mind-Body Apps

Play Therapy – Not just for kids!

In celebration of National Play Therapy Week, I wanted to share a bit of information about how play therapy can be used with adults. All of the expressive therapies such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Movement Therapy, and, yes, […]
By |February 4th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress|Comments Off on Play Therapy – Not just for kids!

Our Brain’s Response to Stress

In my last few posts I shared some information about the different systems in our brain and how they affect our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. I discovered a wonderful Youtube video by Dr. John Kenworthy describing in detail how the brain responds to stress and anxiety. I believe it’s […]
By |January 26th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Our Brain’s Response to Stress

MRI Study Shows Meditation Changes your Grey Matter

Here’s a very interesting study from Harvard showing the physical effects of meditation. If you’re looking for a New Year’s Resolution, adding meditation to your daily routine can be a boost to your physical, mental and emotional health!  
By |December 8th, 2014|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness|Comments Off on MRI Study Shows Meditation Changes your Grey Matter