Behaviorism

Behaviorism takes place in our interactions with others, understanding basic principles to learning can assist in building positive interactions with others. As is pointed out by Pryor (2015), “These principles are laws, like the laws of physics. They underlie all...

Winter Blues

  As the year winds down to an end, the opportunities for stress increase.  Some of those opportunities include; illness, family, finances, pressure to have the perfect holidays, lack of access to sunlight, poor driving conditions, unhealthy diet, cold weather,...
Shame vs. Guilt

Shame vs. Guilt

“[Vulnerability] is our most accurate measurement of courage.” -Brene Brown As human beings, we are designed to connect. Shame is the fear of disconnection. If people hear about ____ they won’t want to connect with us. Shame tells us two main things—we are...
Mind Body Bridging Basics

Mind Body Bridging Basics

Mind Body Bridging is a technique that is recommended for individuals who have experienced trauma (Block and Block, 2010, p. 3). Our brains are incredible organs, the brain can activate the flight/fight/freeze mode in order to remove ourselves from danger (Block and...

Tips for Self-Care

We live in a society that has not taught us to be kind to ourselves. We are told to work very hard until we are at least 65 years old, and then we will be rewarded with a life of leisure, provided we have anything left in us to enjoy it. What I have experienced within...