As neurodivergent couples navigate their relationships, they are faced with unique challenges due to the fact that neurotypical social and communication norms may not always apply. Despite these potential obstacles, neurodivergent couples can have successful, fulfilling relationships by taking advantage of various strategies. Live in Washington State and interested in Neurodivergent Couples Therapy? Here areContinue reading “How Does Being Neurodivergent Affect Relationships?”
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5 Things That Can Trigger Social Anxiety
Social anxiety can be incredibly overwhelming and difficult to manage. It can take many forms and be triggered by a variety of situations. Knowing what triggers your social anxiety is an important part of managing it effectively. This blog post will explore five common triggers for social anxiety, as well as provide helpful tips onContinue reading “5 Things That Can Trigger Social Anxiety”
What Are The Benefits Of Mindfulness?
We encounter this word nearly every day, at work, on social media, and in our daily lives: mindfulness. Whether it’s influencers on Instagram talking about “being present” or athletes discussing their meditation habits. Even elementary school students are learning and practicing yoga as a way to regulate their behaviors. Mindfulness encourages all of us toContinue reading “What Are The Benefits Of Mindfulness?”
What Does It Mean If You Gaslight Yourself?
Do you sometimes feel like your own worst enemy? You may be gaslighting yourself without even realizing it. Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse in which one person manipulates another in order to make them doubt their own reality and sanity. It happens in relationships, but it can also happen when we are ourContinue reading “What Does It Mean If You Gaslight Yourself?”
3 Strategies For More Self-Compassion
We’ve all had them, those moments where something goes wrong, and we’re wholly unkind to ourselves and lack having self-compassion. Maybe you’re late to pick up your child, or you forgot someone’s birthday, or something else (an event, an appointment) completely slips your mind. Or, you fail a test you should have passed or didn’tContinue reading “3 Strategies For More Self-Compassion”
How To Stop Second Guessing Yourself
Do you ever feel like your inner voice is holding you back and you second guess and doubt yourself often? Like no matter what decision or path you take, there’s a little nagging doubt in the back of your mind. That sense of “what if” that keeps calling for second-guessing can be mentally and emotionallyContinue reading “How To Stop Second Guessing Yourself”
SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) How Do I Know If I Have It?
It’s cold and dark outside and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects many people this time of year. Sometimes, it’s dark when you wake up and drive to work, and still dark when you’re driving home. The darkness, cold, and lack of sunlight can certainly take a toll. During the winter, when it all becomes tooContinue reading “SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) How Do I Know If I Have It?”
Recognizing Signs of Too Much Self-Criticism and Ways to Break the Cycle
Everyone experiences negative thoughts about themselves and self-criticism from time to time. If these feelings and thoughts begin to become more frequent, overwhelming, and impact your overall sense of well-being, it could be a sign that you’re being overly critical of yourself. This is an important issue to address, as too much self-criticism or shamingContinue reading “Recognizing Signs of Too Much Self-Criticism and Ways to Break the Cycle”
What Are The First Signs Of Depression?
Are you feeling down and struggling to find a reason – or the energy– to get out of bed in the morning? Could it be a sign of depression? It’s normal for everyone to experience sadness occasionally, but if it has gone on for weeks without any relief then it could be something more. DepressionContinue reading “What Are The First Signs Of Depression?”
Exploring Anxiety: What Does It Feel Like Physically, Cognitively, And Emotionally To Have Anxiety?
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed and anxious lately? In today’s world, it can be easy to feel like you have too much on your plate or that everything is out of your control. In addition to looking into online anxiety therapy here are some ways anxiety can show up. But what exactly does anxietyContinue reading “Exploring Anxiety: What Does It Feel Like Physically, Cognitively, And Emotionally To Have Anxiety?”