Pain Management with Relaxation Techniques

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For centuries many cultures have relied on relaxation techniques, trans-states, and altered consciousness to help people control chronic and acute pain. Today we tend to rely on quick and easy solutions such as pain medication. Most of us have lost the ability to control and manage our discomfort ourselves.     The pathways that conduct […]

Non-narcotic Pain Relievers

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Many people suffer from chronic pain. Some pain stems  from long standing injuries or illnesses. Chronic pain can also be caused by fibromyalgia, Lupus or even severe side effects from necessary medical treatments or medications. Many wonderful advancements have been made in the field of pain management, many of these chemical medications. While narcotic solutions […]

Sibling Rivalry

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Any family that has more than one child has experienced some form of sibling rivalry. It can be one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. There are simple things parents can do to minimize this often disruptive and emotionally painful aspect of child rearing. Dr. Nightingale spoke on, “From Sibling Rivalry to Sibling Cooperation” […]

Help for Anxiety

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40 million people suffer from some form of anxiety every year in the US. This includes Panic attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Phobias, including test-taking phobias, driving phobias and Separation Anxiety in children. In therapy, clients can learn relaxation skills to address the “fight or flight” reaction and coping strategies to […]

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a relatively short-term form of psychotherapy based on the concept that the way we think about things affects how we feel emotionally. It is action-focused and addresses thought patterns (cognitions) that lead to disruptive behaviors and uncomfortable emotions. CBT is oriented toward current problem solving by changing maladaptive thought patterns, behaviors […]

Communication Tips for Couples

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Practice really listening to your partner Try to hear your partner’s feelings, thoughts and desires. It’s tempting to assume we know what our partner wants or needs. Be sure to check these feelings out with your partner and remember that sometimes partners are hesitant to express their feelings and thoughts for fear of hurting their […]