Emotion-coaching parents are those who see their child’s emotional reaction as an opportunity to engage with them, honor the emotion, and coach them through the accurate and appropriate expression of the emotion – especially the negative ones.
We often intrinsically know whether we feel listened to and understood, ignored, dismissed, or misunderstood by another person. But how often do we intentionally think about our capacity to listen in relationships – whether that’s work, family, romantic, social, or spiritual – and how often do we reflect on the connection between our early family experiences and how they taught us to listen (or not)? Here are a few questions to help you explore how you have learned to listen (and what you expect from other listeners).
Times feel uncertain. During uncertainty, our actions need to be intentional. Thriving in this season is possible by implementing a few daily, simple self-care strategies. Our team at GROW Counseling has developed some resources designed to help you thrive during this difficult time. These tools will help you stay grounded … Read More
In earlier blogs in this series, we’ve referenced Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Here’s the explanation of this great research-based approach to resolving trauma. What kind of problems can EMDR treat? Scientific research has established EMDR as most effective for post-traumatic stress. However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR … Read More
In this series, we’ve talked about different types of trauma and how we’ve all experienced a trauma that has impacted us, whether or not we’ve named it as such; how traumatic experiences are encoded and stored differently in our brains than other non-traumatic events; and we then looked at signs … Read More
To revisit the previous blogs in this series, you can click here for Part 6, or here for all blogs in this series. When trauma goes unaddressed for extended periods, the initial signs and symptoms – which were outlined in the previous blog as “Primary Signs and Symptoms” – often grow in … Read More
If you’re questioning the possibility of a trauma, here we’ll list some primary signs or symptoms that may possibly indicate you have experienced a trauma. If you recognize these signs and symptoms in your life (or your loved one’s), we encourage you to pursue therapeutic assessment and help with a … Read More