What do Taekwondo and Therapy Have in Common?

Taekwondo Values 1)Courtesy 2) Integrity 3) Perseverance 4) Self-Control 5) Indomitable Spirit I recently learned of the 5 core Taekwondo Values and was impressed with their connection to therapeutic activities. These values are very similar to many of the positive core beliefs I work with my clients to instill. Students may be asked to recite […]

5 Life Hacks to Reduce Anxiety and Panic

Keep these 5 Life Hacks handy for when you’re feeling anxious. 1) Acceptance Remember anxiety is a feeling and in this moment you are feeling anxious, but this moment will pass. 2) Deep breathing Pay attention to your breath. Try low, deep “belly breaths” because they activate your body’s relaxation response. 3) False Alarm Realize […]

July Paddle Board Workshop

Stand Up To Anxiety Paddle Board Workshop We really enjoyed our June Paddle Board workshop and because of continued interest we have opened up a July workshop. I saw so much connection amongst the June participants. They were troopers and really challenged themselves to get out of their comfort zone. The goal was to be […]

The “Major” Question Facing College Students

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Ask this question to a class of first graders, and their eyes will light up as they respond with magical answers such as a firefighter, doctor, or a pilot. Ask this question to a class of seniors graduating high school or a group of college students, […]

Empowering Therapeutic Activities Are Coming This Summer!

Experiential Therapy has been around since the 1970’s. It’s a term that can refer to engaging in physical activity while participating in the therapy. Paddle Boarding is just one of the experiential methods I use to meet clients’ needs within my practice. BENEFITS: Experiential Therapy offers several advantages: People don’t exist in their own bubble […]

How to Fail

The value of failing is often underestimated. Whether it’s a child learning to tie their own shoe or a teen trying a new sport, failure is unavoidable. If done right, failure can be incredibly valuable but when we fail and become discouraged it can lead to some pretty negative outcomes. Don’t try to avoid failure, […]

Become The Parent You Want To Be

With these 7 tips you can be the type of parent you want to be. 1) Remember: How were you parented? Do you want to raise your child in a similar household? What do you want your children to remember of their childhood? 2) Set Priorities: What are the values your family will focus on? […]

Social Anxiety – From Triggers to Treatment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u79IhzsZByM Social Anxiety What exactly is social anxiety? Everyone’s familiar with being nervous before meeting someone new or before giving a presentation. However, most people can get through it. If the stress and anxiety about these situations becomes too much to handle they may avoid social situations altogether. Small things like making eye contact, holding […]

You’re soo OCD

The term OCD has become synonymous with being neat or a perfectionist.  If that’s the case, aren’t we all a little OCD at times? We have particular ways we like things done or we feel a bit uncomfortable. Sometimes we just think our way is better than someone else’s. The difference between personal quirks and […]