Reconnecting Beyond Screens

reconnecting beyond screens

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world swiftly adapted to virtual platforms for work, socializing, and even therapy sessions. As vaccines roll out and restrictions ease, there’s a palpable eagerness to return to in-person connections. However, amidst the excitement lies a quieter truth: the transition from virtual adaptations back to face-to-face interaction can…

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The Power of Vulnerability: Embracing Imperfection and Authenticity

the power of vulnerability

In a world that often prizes strength and stoicism, the idea of being vulnerable can seem counterintuitive or even frightening. However, embracing vulnerability can be one of the most powerful and transformative acts we undertake in our lives. It’s not about weakness or exposing ourselves to harm; rather, it’s about courageously showing up as our…

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Summer Body Ready

As the temperatures rise in many parts of the world, so may the volume of body-conscious thoughts and feelings. Warmer days mean less layers and more pressure to get ‘summer body’ ready. Summer months bring more social gatherings and more opportunities for photos and body checking. This can drive disordered behaviors around food and exercise…

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The Value of Emotion in Group Therapy

In the vast landscape of our inner world, emotions are the compass guiding our journey. They serve as signals, providing invaluable information about our experiences, needs, and desires. Yet, despite their significance, many of us find ourselves navigating turbulent waters, fearing the intensity of our emotions and the vulnerability they entail. We’ll delve into the…

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Enhancing Continuity of Care: Group Therapy in Post-Residential Treatment

group therapy in post-residential treatment

In the realm of mental health care, the journey towards recovery is often a multifaceted process, encompassing various stages and interventions. One intervention that is incredibly powerful in promoting sustained well-being is group therapy. In particular, the transition from residential treatment to post-residential care presents a critical juncture where group therapy can significantly enhance continuity…

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Nurturing the Nurturers: A Guide to Therapist Self-Care

As therapists, you dedicate your professional life to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the intricate web of their relationships. While your commitment to fostering growth and honest exploration is commendable, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of therapist self-care in ensuring sustained effectiveness and personal well-being. Let’s delve into the various aspects of self-care…

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Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions

rethinking New Year's resolutions

The clock strikes midnight, and a new year begins. With the turn of the calendar page, many embark on the tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions. However, we want to challenge the notion of attaching personal growth and well-being to a specific date, especially January 1st. The January 1st Conundrum: A Set-Up for Disappointment Why…

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Gratitude and Self-Care Through the Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts naturally turn towards gratitude and reflection. In the midst of festive preparations, it’s crucial to pause, take a breath, and consider how we approach not only our celebrations but also our relationships and well-being. The significance of honest self-reflection becomes even more pronounced. Gratitude: A Path to Growth…

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The Power of Group Therapy: A Path to Self-Discovery and Growth

In the journey of self-discovery and personal growth, group therapy can be a powerful and transformative tool. While individual therapy offers a more intimate space to explore personal issues, groups provide a unique set of benefits, helping people struggling with various aspects of their lives. Given the current state of the world, where finding connections…

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Normalize Your Needs: Social Media

social media

Why We Took a Pause from Social Media Social media makes it so that at any given moment it’s likely you have 18 different conversations going on at the exact same time. Between WhatsApp and iMessage chats, Facebook groups, emails, and Instagram direct messages, our phones have made it more possible than ever before to…

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