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FAQ about Mindfulness and Therapy

You’ve likely heard at least one person talking about “mindfulness” in recent months. It’s seems it’s everywhere and everyone is doing it. It’s been touted as a cure for everything from anxiety to acne. With all the buzz about […]
By |October 16th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAQ about Mindfulness and Therapy

4-7-8 Breath

Boy, was the month of September a busy one! I and my family enjoyed a very relaxing and enjoyable summer. However, September came and swept us back into getting things done mode.  I noticed my system suddenly pushed into […]
By |October 3rd, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4-7-8 Breath

HOW Do I Change My Brain? – Relieving Anxiety and Depression

In a previous post I discussed the new information we’ve learned in the past decade about neuroplasticity and the hope it provides those who are struggling with anxiety and depression. So, now that we understand why our […]
By |April 6th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress|Comments Off on HOW Do I Change My Brain? – Relieving Anxiety and Depression

Change Your Brain – Relieve Anxiety and Depression

I have discussed before the greater understanding of brain function being acquired with new technologies like Functional MRIs and other methods of brain mapping. These technologies are giving us […]
By |March 23rd, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Change Your Brain – Relieve Anxiety and Depression

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

Mindfulness Resources for Kids

  In the past decade there has been a growing amount of research into the power of mindfulness practice. The physical, emotional and mental benefits of meditation and mindful activities have been demonstrated conclusively through research. Mindfulness can increase […]
By |February 23rd, 2015|Children, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindfulness Resources for Kids

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