Mental Health Disorders and Yoga

Mental Health Disorders and Yoga

This research is showing that the psychological benefits of yoga come from breath, mindfulness/meditation, relationships with self and connection with the body (Roth, 2014). Understanding this, along with who can benefit from this type of practice is important. As counselors, we need to make sure we are not only delivering the yoga in a therapeutic form but delivering it to those who will benefit from the practice.

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How to Build Self-Confidence: Listening to Your Inner Voice

How to Build Self-Confidence: Listening to Your Inner Voice

The way I see it, listening to your inner voice and knowing what you want is a skill. If you haven’t been taught to do that, or you have been taught the opposite, it’s okay. It’s something that we can learn how to do and we can do it regardless of our past experiences. It’s never too late to self-connect and gain more confidence in who you are and everything you can do.

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Four Steps to Understanding Your Child

Four Steps to Understanding Your Child

Remaining OPEN gives you a chance to better understand your child and their actions. This four step process is a tool to have in your back pocket to help you slow down, pause, and become curious about what is going on for your child.

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How to Raise a Mindful Child

How to Raise a Mindful Child

Just like adults, kids are drawn to mindfulness. Once they experience it, they know it feels good in their brains and bodies without reading the scientific evidence behind these practices. But when do they have the chance to experience it? To learn it? To practice it? Who will show them?

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What Does Mental Health Mean?

What Does Mental Health Mean?

I like to think of mental health as mental fitness. We have to work WITH our minds to build mental strength. Just like we have to do push-ups, sit-ups, squats and lunges to build our physical strength, we have to do the work to gain awareness of our thoughts, feelings and actions so we can be mentally stronger.

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