May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health awareness is not only an opportunity to do a self-check on what ways you could improve upon your mental health, but also to look at those around you. How could you support those around you, whether on an individual level or community level? Maybe asking a friend
Children can lack the ability to talk about their mental health the way adults do through counseling. For this reason, play therapy was introduced as a psychological treatment to help navigate children’s mental health. Play therapy focuses on treating children through play with the goal to teach children to process their emotions and better articulate
It is not uncommon for young children to express feelings of nervousness and worry in their everyday lives. However, some children face persistent and excessive feelings of worry and fear, making their day-to-day tasks difficult to get through. Parents may not be familiar with the signs of childhood anxiety or how to approach getting the appropriate help for their children suffering with an anxiety disorder. Understanding childhood anxiety and treatment options can best help teach your children how to regulate their anxiety and lead a healthier and happier life.
Allow me to set the scene: It’s a Tuesday evening, your child just got home from school or practice. You ask them, “How was your day?” They say, “Good.” You say, “Oh okay. That’s good.” And that’s that. How many of us have found ourselves in this situation? How many times have we just accepted
Trauma symptoms are not contained only within our memories but flow throughout our physical body, like vibrations, into the nervous system. “The emotional pain we carry within us isn’t just in our heads. It’s etched in our muscles.” -Bercelli, 2008.
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