Mind Body Health Associates Blog

Pairing Treatment with Yoga

Yoga can help you manage symptoms of a taxed nervous system and give you tools for relaxation. Our EMDR-based approach leads us to recommend individuals to take up a yoga practice, either at home, in a local studio, or privately for several reasons: It's bi-lateral...

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The Mind Body Connection: Explained

EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a form of mental health treatment that has primarily been used to address the effects of trauma.  At Mind Body Health Associates, all of our clinicians are trained in EMDR and use it in their office as a form...

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Endings, Beginnings, and Transitions

In our line of work, we know that goodbyes can be positive, necessary experiences. Mostly, they’re not permanent, but they do accompany a new ordering of life or a new way of seeing the world. With graduation season upon us, perhaps there are a few takeaways that you...

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When the personal becomes collective

Conversations about sexuality cannot be complete until we talk about the culture in which we have these discussions. Often the root of unhealthy sexual behavior stems from a view of other people as objects. Yet it's challenging to see these beliefs and behaviors when...

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Having “The Talk” With Kids & Teens

Healthy attitudes towards sex begin early in life, and often our misunderstandings about sex are rooted in our earliest conversations about the human body, touch, and even relationships. The goal is to normalize sexual development as a natural, normal part of growing...

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What is Healthy Sex?

Because sex is usually a private part of our lives, we often don't know what falls in the range of "normal." Sex is an expression not just of human reproduction, but also specific relationships between people. However, people's attitudes about sex might not be only a...

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Area Support Networks

The holidays tend to necessitate an added level of support for many folks. Consider checking in with those who have shared a similar path at a local support group. Grief Support Bridge Home Health and Hospice Grief Support December 18, 2017 7 - 8:30 p.m. Will it be a...

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5 Mantras For “Forced Family Fun”

Landon's mother used the phrase "FFF" to describe mandated moments of family togetherness. Here are 5 things you can repeat to yourself before, during, and after your family time throughout the holiday season. 1. I choose my boundaries. Remind yourself that you are...

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Gratitude in the Holiday Season

Gratitude in the Holiday Season As the aisles fill with tinsel and holiday cards, we recognize that to some people the jingle bells and mistletoe are welcome reminders of years of joy and tradition. Yet for others, it triggers a sense of grief, anxiety, and...

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Work Life Balance

One of the first responses to chronic stress is evaluating our work life. Often, well-meaning friends and family suggest getting a better grasp on a “work/life balance.” The assumption is that you work too much and live “real life” too little. Therapist Landon Dunn,...

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When Work Becomes Addictive

Our culture honors hard work to the point of sometimes worshiping it, so often we cannot see the tendencies of our hardworking nature to cross into the realm of addiction. Because working is praised by society and is necessary for well-being, it can hard for a person...

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Why We Work

We're designed for meaningful work. It gives us a sense of purpose, which is innate and imperative to feeling fulfilled. Even earthworms are purposeful in their work; they know instinctively to move through the dirt for a greater goal. Just the idea of purpose drives...

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Living in Disagreement

In today’s culture where politics and other dichotomous issues seem to divide, we will come across people with whom we do not share similar opinions. We may work with them, raise children amongst them, and even live with them. As tragedies and disasters swirl around...

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Stress and the Strong Young Women

Over the years in our practice at Mind Body Health Associates, we have noticed patterns that comes with the beginning of the school year. One consistency is the increased number of calls to our office from concerned and loving parents, regarding his/her teenaged...

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Treatment At First Sign

More than 20 years after his mother, Princess Diana, was killed, Prince Harry recently sought mental health treatment to deal with the effects of the trauma. In an interview for On Point, the Prince said he came close to a “complete breakdown” and finally sought help after…

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