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Gottman: Date 4

This week we are on to date number four: work and money.  Research has shown that financial arguments are the single best predictor of divorce and are one of the top five reasons couples fight.  With this information in mind, figuring out the meaning of money and work is incredibly important for the success of your relationship.

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Attached.

“It’s not you, it’s them.” Have you heard that before? It might be a friend comforting you after another break-up, or even a therapist helping you making sense of the ending of your relationship.

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Using Positive Language

We are all guilty of using negative language, “stop that”, “don’t you dare”. In the moment, it is hard for caregivers to remember to stop and use positive language, especially when a child is doing something particularly dangerous.

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Understanding Attachment

Oftentimes when I begin parenting support sessions, we discuss attachment. Many parents struggle with describing ways in which they built an attachment with their child. I believe that it is extremely important for parents to be aware of how they are building an attachment with their child so that they can strive to build a secure attachment.

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Co-regulation: Infancy to Pre-school

Children experience periods of rapid growth in areas of the brain associated with self-regulation. Piggy- backing off of the toddler years, it is important to continue to reinforce emotion identification, perspective-taking, calm down strategies, and problem-solving. I can not express enough how important it is to model the behavior and skills you are teaching your children.

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Co- regulation: what does it mean?

Self- regulation is foundational in fostering wellbeing across the lifespan and it begins with childhood. Have you ever witnessed an adult who “blows up” or becomes mute when adverse situations occur? Me too. Adults who exhibit these behaviors were once children who were never taught emotion regulation skills. So, one may be asking, “how do I teach my children self-regulation”? It begins with co-regulation.

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Coffee and Mental Health

I would like to share something more personal for this week’s blog. Recently, I have been battling with my own anxiety and panic attacks. As difficult as it is to go though, I believe this experience has given me tremendous empathy for my clients and those suffering from anxiety disorders. One morning I woke up with an extremely elevated heart-rate.

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The Volcano and The Turtle

Once upon a time, there was a Volcano and Turtle. No, this is not a kid’s story about speed or racing or pacing or how to get ahead. It’s a story about passion and composure. Intensity and calm. Eruption and shelter.

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Common Sexual Injuries

Most of us could probably agree that one thing that will absolutely kill libido quicker than anything else is incurring an injury while engaging in sexual activity.  Although it might surprise you, injuries during sexual activity is pretty common. 

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How Are You Feeling?

We therapists tend to ask how you’re feeling . . . a LOT! Sometimes we keep asking in different ways even after you’ve answered the question. Ever wonder why we do that?

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Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder in Children and Teens

Anxiety disorders are common but can be difficult to diagnose in children. Panic attacks occur within the realm of anxiety disorders; however, they are not exclusive to anxiety disorders. Your child may complain about physical symptoms such as stomachaches, headaches, or other aches and pains.

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Five Ways to Build Intimacy with Your Partner

I wanted to provide you all with some helpful information on reconnecting after the holiday stress.  Here are 5 simple ways to help build intimacy with your partner!

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