Four Meditation Myths

Many people know the benefits of meditation but are still hesitant to practice it. Although meditation seems like it should be simple, it can feel difficult for many people. There are many myths about meditation that scare people away from doing it regularly. Included in this blog are some ways to separate meditation myths from reality!

Measuring Your Anger

If you struggle with anger, taking the time to measure your angry outbursts can be a helpful tool. Anger has such a negative reputation because of the way people react when this emotion surfaces. I often tell clients that anger is a signal that flashes across our lives to indicate that something is happening which may be very important in that one moment in time.

Three Steps to Staying Calm

As an “emotional storm” is approaching, negative thoughts may begin to take hold of you and cause intense feelings of fear, anger, panic or loss of control.

You may think things like:

“I’m in danger.”
“I’m trapped.”
“I’m all alone.”

Music and Your Mental Health

music and your mental health

Music tells stories and how music has a way of making you feel not so alone in the world. Have you ever thought about the correlation between music and your mental health? Music can reduce stress. Research supports this claim and has shown to have an impact on the autonomic … Read More

Work Stress

According to a survey of 2,000 workers by one of the nation’s top EAP providers, 60% of employees reported that they experienced high levels of stress. Another 32% said they experienced “constant, but manageable levels”. In other words, over 90% of employees deal with many levels of stress at work. … Read More

When Anger Masks Anxiety

When anger masks underlying anxiety, attacking anxiety can accelerate success. Skill building gives us the ability to interrupt escalating anxiety.

Let’s Talk about Anger

Anger is one of the many emotions that naturally occur within us. Anger in and of itself is not a bad emotion; however, the way we express it may not be healthy or productive.

Learning to Relax

Teaching yourself to relax amidst the various stressors in life is a skill worth investing both the time and energy. We might think we are relaxing when we are actually holding onto tension.

Three Ways to Challenge Your Aggressive Behaviors

Aggressive behavior is a style of expressing one’s feelings and needs in a way that violates the rights of others. This pattern of behavior will often generate fear in others and alienate them from the aggressor. An individual with a pattern of aggressive behavior will blame others instead of taking accountability for their actions.