A.P. Classes: What Every Parent Should Know

Advanced Placement (A.P.) Classes: What Every Student Wants Their Parents To Know From a young age, students are told to enjoy their youth and take advantage of any opportunities that come along. High School is easily one of the best places to expand, grow, and challenge yourself. One of those opportunities for expanding knowledge is […]

Getting Your Anxious Kid to Sleep

The Problem: So many parents struggle with bedtime, especially if your child is anxious and has trouble falling asleep on their own. But imagine having a child who is comfortable enough to sleep on their own or imagine some down time for yourself to relax after you put your kids to sleep. Sound like a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kindness is Contagious -Mindfulness and Acceptance

Kindness is Contagious. For the third and final post on the mindfulness and acceptance lecture, I will focus on how to implement mindfulness during difficult times. (See the first two posts here Feel the Pain & Take a Breath). I’m choosing to emphasize the difficult times because that’s when it can be most challenging to be positive […]

Take a Breath – Mindfulness and Acceptance

Using Our Breath to be Present. Mindfulness and using our breath to be present. In my experience as a therapist, mindfulness is something that people utilize to bring themselves out of their worry or discomfort and into the present moment. Often times, breathing is used as a tool to achieve mindfulness because it’s something that […]

Feel the Pain – Mindfulness and Acceptance

Accept Discomfort. I recently attended a mindfulness and acceptance lecture at Kadampa Meditation Center of Florida. This was the first lecture I had attended there. I was intrigued by this topic and interested to see how mindfulness was practiced within different communities. If you’re questioning whether you should step outside your comfort zone and attend […]