We love this quote! “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” This is such an important concept to embrace ourselves, as well as encourage in our children. We can do this by teaching our children coping skills and behaviors to use in difficult situations, something we focus on greatly at the Children’s Counseling Center. #encourage#ourchildren
Just in time for the holidays! (On a serious note - take all the breaks you need from family. All the distance you need from toxic and abusive family is OKAY. Make the traditions and rituals that will nurture you.) #therapy#familytherapy#family
Join Jason Wasser, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for this full day (6 hour) hands-on workshop to learn about the multiple applications of Energy Psychology modalities. We will cover the intersection of neuroscience, basic principals of Chinese Medicine, the physiology of stress, meditation, nutrition for emotional health and basic muscle testing.
This workshop is geared for students and professionals in the healing arts community (therapists, massage therapists, acupunturists, coaches, healers, etc.) but also open to those with a passion for health and wellness who do not practice in a clinical setting.
It will include interactive activities for self growth for yourself that you can take back and use with your clients as well. You will also gain insight to the many modalities that can help accomplish a greater state of emotional health and create a larger network for cross-referrals.
Lunch will be on your own as there are muliple places to eat within a 5 minute drive.
Cost $150 for the day ( early bird rate by December 15). $180 Dec 16 till day of event
NSU students can take $25 off with proof of student ID.
6 CEU's will be provided for 491 Board licensed professionals (MFT,MHC, MSW) and Florida Licensed Physical Therapists.
Email Jason@thefamilyroomsfl.com for more questions.
@doctheapp sends a MASSIVE thank you to the legendary @beckygregg33. 👏😘! When we launched Doc we realized we needed to shift gears from coding to sales overnight. Becky is an amazing saleswoman, mom, friend, and leader in her community. She took time out of her busy schedule to show us the ropes and put us through a grueling sales boot camp. Thankfully we survived and are now so incredibly grateful for her support! 🥇🥇🥇You rock @beckygregg33 !!!
Family dynamics, love em or hate em but they are real. We often go right back into the roles we once were in when we were children, once we come back together with our families. This is not always a bad or good thing. But it is something we need to understand about ourselves in order to grow and not repeat some of the same mistakes from our past. During this time there may be a lot of stress or anxiety around expectations (job, love life, etc.). Our families may mean well but this pressure can make for a tense environment. There is also the unspoken pressure we may feel after seeing one family member being "successful" while we're still not where we want to be. All these things can come up but if you have the knowledge and resources you'll be better equipped to handle them 😊, you got this! Let me know in the comments if you'd like me to go in depth about this subject. And yes I am still taking clients if you need therapy 😊. I know this is an emotional time for couples, families, and individuals. It's okay to seek help and guidance, in fact, by doing this you can help yourself and others get through the ups and downs of the holidays 🤔❤ #SmarttLove#Love#Oakland#Relationships#RelationshipCoach#CouplesTherapy#FamilyDrama#FamilyTherapy#FamilyLove#thanksgiving#RelationshipAdvice#DatingAdvice#RelationshipGoals#Holidays
Your child's frontal cortex is still developing the ability to switch gears from what they want to what you want. Every time you set a limit that requires your child to give up what they want in order to do what you want, they have to make a choice. When they decides that their relationship with you is more important than what they want, they follow your request. Every time they do that, they are strengthening their brain's ability to redirect toward a higher goal. That's how kids develop self-discipline. But this only works if your child switches gears somewhat willingly. However tempting (it always seems like the quicker option,) If you drag them kicking and screaming, they are resisting, rather than choosing. This means they are not building those self-discipline neural pathways. (That's why there's a "self" in "self-discipline. It's chosen from inside.)
Set limits with empathy so they chose to cooperate, and gets plenty of practice exercising their brains to choose the higher goal. "Oh I know it is so hard to stop doing something you are enjoying, and you don't want to go to nursery- shall we do a fun tidying up game to help us?"
SELF CARE SATURDAYS
Self care is care provided “for you, by you.” It's about identifying your own needs and taking steps to meet them. Self care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself kindly and with respect.
Here's the thing, though. When things are really tough or when our mental health is at a crisis point, we can lose sight of self care practices, forget to action our own care plan, and reject the very strategies we have learnt even when we know they work. Our healthy brain knows "a hot shower will help you feel better" but our mental illness tells us all of the reasons we shouldn't or can't do it.
This is why "support systems" need to be part of our self care plan. It is about identifying people and services you can trust to be there for you nomatter what, who can (and will) help you to self care or get you to immediate safety. Someone who can tell you to go take that hot shower and not get angry/frustrated with you. Mental illness can trick us into feeling like a burden or unworthy of support, so having a really clear outline of people and services your healthy brain can trust will help to remind you you're not alone.
So today, for Self Care Saturday, make a list of people and services you trust will support you in times of need. Even if it is just one loved one and one service (kids helpline or lifeline). If you are feeling strong today, you can even walk your trusted person through your self care plan so that they know which strategies you find helpful and when to remind you to do them.
Today I’m grateful for @newtimesslo for putting out this holiday guide and addressing the challenges people may face navigating those awkward moments with family as they gather together this season. Check out the article featuring some advice from Vanessa Swier, LCSW #hopeharmonyhealing#30daysofgratitude#30daysofthankfulness#lcsw
Hello, refreshed friends!
It’s time to reflect:
—What are you putting away, or “on the shelf" today? For how long?
—What space are you creating as a result? What will you do with that new space?
A paper published by Jennifer S. Savage, Jennifer Orlet Fisher, and Leann L. Birch in 2008 tells us that although children possess an innate ability to self-regulate their energy intake, the extent to which they exercise this ability is determined by environmental conditions: for example it is negatively affected by offering large food portions, calorically rich, sweet or salty palatable foods; the use of controlling feeding practices that pressure or restrict eating; and the modeling of excessive consumption which all undermine self-regulation of energy intake in children.
So portions and maintaining a relaxed attitude are our goals but this can be hard when you are worried about your child not eating, or eating too much. It is highly unlikely that your child won't just eat 3 things forever- they will realise how weird that is soon enough- and how yummy other things are! #familytreatmentservice#familytherapy#emotionfocusedfamilytherapy
YOU DID IT!!!! Whether you just graduated Grade 12 (that came quick, didn't it!!!), made it through a big week at school or work, or simply made it through today, CELEBRATE YOUR WIN! A massive congratulations are in order!
Pat yourself on the back, treat yourself to something yummy or relaxing or joy evoking, and pocket this victory in your mind. Next time you're questioning your strength, remind yourself that you have evidence that you can do it... because here you are... doing it.
Keep in mind that there are people around who will always help you celebrate your win, nomatter how big or small it is. Keep those people close. And if you need another supporter in your pocket, reach out. I still have a few online and phone counselling sessions available over the next couple of weeks and would love help you in any way I can. Simply pm me or email me at email@example.com
The Children’s Counseling Center Child is a warm, inviting place offering support and counseling for parents, children and families. Child therapist Juli Hindsley has extensive training in her field, as well as a passion and understanding of child development, making her an outstanding resource for your child. Call us today to learn more and schedule your complimentary consultation to find out if we're the right fit for your family 💛