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Therapy articles related to Stress for Children

The Benefits of Mindfulness

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been defined as "a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment" (1). This means having conscious awareness of one's own thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors, without evaluation, or the formation of an opinion. You're acting mindfully when you listen to a song you love, and notice every tiny detail in the sound...
Taking Therapy off the Couch

Taking Therapy off the Couch

During the winter in the Midwest United States many clients display depressive symptoms due to inactivity, lack of sunlight and body chemical shifts. As an avid jogger myself, I recognize how my own activity level impacts my mood throughout the seasons. I have taken this information and have applied it to my own therapy practice by way of walking and talking with clients...
Trauma Treatment Planning for Clinicians

Trauma Treatment Planning for Clinicians

"I can't go on like this!" A client recently spoke these words to me when referring to symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The impact of PTSD on quality of life cannot be underestimated. My former supervisor, Victor Carrion, MD, Director of the Stanford Early Life Stress Research Program, says PTSD is a disorder of fear extinction and it feeds on avoidance...
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