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You’re Shoulding All Over the Place

You’re Shoulding All Over the Place

For all of our therapists, a red flag of overusing the judgment faculty part of the brain is using the word “should.” A judge is someone who divides, decides, casts an opinion or makes a decision about a situation. It renders a Should: this person Should not have done...

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Judging Others, Judging Ourselves

Judging Others, Judging Ourselves

Last fall I drove through a subdivision and noticed a house with Christmas lights in full glory well before the societally-agreed-upon commencement date of Thanksgiving. I heard a voice in my mind say, “Ugh, seriously? Already? Can we not just have one holiday at a...

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Non-judgment in EMDR

Non-judgment in EMDR

At MBHA, one of the cornerstones to treatment is an EMDR-infused philosophy that honors the body and the emotions of one’s past experiences while simultaneously keeping one foot in the present moment.  When trauma occurs, the brain responds by becoming hyper-vigilant...

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The 5 Senses Check-in: Spring addition

The 5 Senses Check-in: Spring addition

Make note of the color that is quickly changing across the landscape - greener grass, bright crocuses, and longer hours of daylight.Sniff out the earth’s work - even the smell of mud and earth carry with it a promise of something new.Listen for new hope - baby birds...

Spring Cleaning for your Mental Health

Spring Cleaning for your Mental Health

 Once the seasons shift to allow the windows to open, we start to shed our inclinations to burrow much like a bear coming out from hibernation. As we stretch our legs into the springtime, take a moment to notice the natural energies that arise. Perhaps you recognize...

It’s [Too Easy] to Say I’m Sorry

It’s [Too Easy] to Say I’m Sorry

It’s [Too Easy] to Say I’m SorryWhen it comes to family therapy and working with the dynamics of couples, one of the key elements of our work is cultivating a sense of connection through communication skills. Demonstrating an effort at empathy and concern can come...

Partnership

Partnership

Conversation hearts that read “QT Pie” can be adorable at the beginning of a relationship, but after 15+ years of marriage, messages that say “I went ahead and cleaned up the dog poop” actually go further to add vitality to a partnership. “We don't fall in love and...

Recipe: Golden Milk

Recipe: Golden Milk

You can find a few of us in the office starting the day with this delicious, nourishing, and warming start to the day. It has its roots as an Ayurvedic staple (Ayurveda is the sister-science to yoga, rich with ancient wisdom), but functional health experts tout its...

“Unproductive” As A Means To Connection

“Unproductive” As A Means To Connection

So, once you get yourself to slow down and ignore the to-do list, how do you spend the evening? A Netflix binge of crime shows won't exactly bring a sense of ease, so think critically about how you would like to spend your hours of restoration. Try not to be...

Preparing to Go Fallow

Preparing to Go Fallow

If you sense a desire to amplify the experience of coziness that goes with a good winter's hibernation, but - like most of us - have been socially trained to be constantly productive, you might endure some challenges as you attempt to downshift. Perhaps family or work...

Finding Purpose in the Slowness of Winter

Finding Purpose in the Slowness of Winter

Once the days begin to shorten and darkness pervades our evenings and mornings, it’s common to hear people express their desire to stay home more often. Absence of natural sunlight, combined with the lowered energy that accompanies our lack of drive to be out and...

July 2018 Newsletter

July 2018 Newsletter

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...

Pairing Treatment with Yoga

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...

The Mind Body Connection: Explained

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...

May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter

The Pace of Life Everyone is busy. No one has time. This seems to be the norm, but this does not make it healthy. This month, we focus on the pace of life and how to take your foot off the accelerator. Keeping Pace with Dis-Ease Culture is moving at 90 MPH, flying...

Endings, Beginnings, and Transitions

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...

When the personal becomes collective

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...

Having “The Talk” With Kids & Teens

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...