Be still (and not be anxious); wear the hush of tranquility.
Be quiet (and not rehearse the words); open my inner ears.
Be content (and not withdraw permission to be so); manifest serenity.
Hunger (and not evade the pangs); recognize the sign of need.
Eat (and not shun this essential act); receive nourishment, giving thanks.
Sleep (and not lament dreaming); …Continue Reading »
Hello! My name is Jennifer McNamara, and I am going to be guest-writing a blog for Corner Canyon Counseling for the next year or so. If you would like to reach out to me, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
A little history, some of it ancient and some of it more current — because I am …Continue Reading »
Anxiety disorders are recognized and diagnosed at a rate today that is higher than they’ve ever been. Children are no exception to this fact. Children who suffer from anxiety can have their academic performance suffer and struggle with other health problems. As such, it is incredibly important to get anxiety diagnosed early on. To do …Continue Reading »
Individuals who suffer from an anxiety disorder can have an especially hard time in the morning. Even worse, starting the day off with a ton of anxiety can make it harder to develop good coping mechanisms and sticking to them throughout the rest of the day. For this reason, it is important to develop good …Continue Reading »
Recent advances in virtual reality technology have expanded its capabilities in a variety of different fields, from conducting surgery to teaching soldiers about real-life battle applications. However, ever since the 1990’s, virtual reality has continuously been experimented with therapeutic applications. Recently, though, the usage of virtual reality has begun to ramp up as these experiments …Continue Reading »
One surprising trend among people who suffer from a generalized anxiety disorder is that they tend to love horror films. This might seem counterintuitive. If you already were suffering from anxiety, why would you want to watch a cinematic work where the primary purpose was to evoke anxiety and fear out of you. However, as …Continue Reading »
The acceptance of our full humanity allows us to accept another’s full humanity.
Our appropriate guilt, shame, and remorse allows us to connect to the guilt, shame, and remorse of our patients.
Our own survival allows us to walk into the journey of survival with another.
Our partially or wholly-healed woundedness allows us to connect …Continue Reading »
Because it doesn’t leave a visible scar, emotional abuse is oftentimes overlooked and allowed in relationships (romantic or otherwise). In fact, sometimes neither the abuser nor the victim recognize what is happening as emotional abuse. However, it is very real and can leave permanent damage on the victim’s self worth. Listed below are forms of …Continue Reading »
With winter here in full swing, it’s easy to get weighed down by the “winter blues”. But what causes us to feel down in the winter months? What you are calling the “winter blues” may actually be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or seasonal depression. SAD is most often caused by the change in sunlight with …Continue Reading »
Let’s face it: mental illnesses and therapists have gotten a pretty bad wrap through the years. Again and again, getting help for mental illnesses is paired with a negative social stigma. However, going to therapy could be the best decision you can make for your mental health. Therapists work hard to help you find understanding …Continue Reading »