All Posts by Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones

How Does Your Diet Affect Your Mental Health?

While results vary, studies show that making healthy food choices does more than keep your waistline trim. A healthy diet can:reduce depressionreduce stress and anxietymanage symptoms of AD/HDreduce chronic painlower blood pressurehelp with diabetesincrease muscle relaxationmaintain circadian rhythms, which is helpful for regulating sleepEating foods high in magnesium has shown to increase the effectiveness of […]

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What Are The Risk Factors And Warning Signs Of Suicide?

In this article, I’m going to be discussing various warning signs and risk factors that can lead to suicide. In the next article, I’ll discuss suicide prevention tips. **As always, if you or someone you care about is displaying any warning signs, please call 911 or dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (available […]

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Important Information About Suicidal Thoughts

September is suicide awareness month and a great time to share some important information about suicide. The experience of having suicidal thoughts is not uncommon; yet, we don’t openly talk about it. Unfortunately, this leads many people experiencing suicidal thoughts to feel strange and alone and it prevents help seeking. One of the best ways […]

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Yoga For Chronic Pain

By Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesWhat do we know about chronic pain? It’s expensive, difficult to manage and compounded by depression, anxiety and substance use. Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans and affects more people than heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer combined. We know that medications do not work, are addictive, and we need alternative solutions.Acute pain […]

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Getting To Yes – Negotiating Agreements

We’ve had some recent posts about dealing with anger, but not all “conflict” results from anger. At times, we have to negotiate agreements at work, with loved ones, or in a legal situation. Traditional ideas about keeping yourself calm, maintaining respect, and being empathetic are important, but here are some specific strategies for reaching an […]

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What Is Conscious Business?

This is a very interesting lecture series by Fred Kofman that demonstrates how important psychology is to the general public. While much of his discussions seem basic, it’s clear how much the world needs the influence of psychology. I learned about Fred Kofman’s lectures when I was listening to Sheryl Sandberg’s audio book, Lean In. […]

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What Is The Multicultural Approach To Counseling?

Multicultural counseling occurs when a professional counselor works with a client from a different cultural group. It takes into consideration racial, spiritual, and ethnic diversity in addition to sexual preferences, disabilities, social class, and cultural bias.Throughout history, and still to this day of course, people of various ethnic and cultural groups have been discriminated against. […]

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The SIX Stages Of Grief And Finding Meaning

The recent passing of my grandmother (at the age of 106!) has been a time of reflection for me. I’m very lucky that I’m not overly devastated by the loss, and I’m quickly moving through the stages of grief. However, it got me thinking that an overview of the original five stages of grief (as […]

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