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Celebrating Two Years of Stillpoint

“At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,  Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point, There would be...[ read more ]

Finding Your Stillpoint During Times of Uncertainty

2020 has been a whirlwind, to say the least and if you’re feeling the effects of what is happening in the world (mentally, physically or both) you’re not alone. According to a study conducted in March, 48% of Americans reported feeling anxious about the possibility of getting coronavirus, 36% reported that coronavirus fears have had a serious impact on mental...[ read more ]

June 2020 Declared Official Pride Month in Wilmington, NC

In June of 1969, a movement was born within the LGBTQ community. During the 1960s in New York City, a number of repressive laws targeting LGBTQ people were put in place. The laws included men being arrested for dressing in drag, outlawing public displays of affection between homosexuals and outlawing serving liquor to gay people. After these laws were put...[ read more ]

Fighting the Mental Fog

By Shanna Dickens Toxic stress, chronic illness and trauma can cause many symptoms, but one that I hear most often from my clients is mental fog. Mental fog can be our body's way of communicating that we have a need that isn’t being met. It can feel terrifying for your brain to suddenly feel like it doesn’t work when the...[ read more ]

Standing Against Racism

So far, 2020 has been a whirlwind. But, these last few weeks have shown us the world we used to know will never be the same-and for good reason. The Stillpoint family is deeply saddened by the murder of George Floyd and many other Black people. Although we would love to say more about this issue, we are going to...[ read more ]

Benefits of Meditation

Do you meditate? According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being”. Meditation, yoga and mindfulness have been the topic of discussion for some time now and...[ read more ]

COVID UPDATE: Continuing Telehealth and Limited Opening of Office

I am so grateful for the STILLPOINT community and feel so much joy in being able to serve Wilmington, North Carolina.  The past several months has presented uncertainty for clients, therapists, and teachers, and I want to thank everyone for their ability to shift and adjust even during challenging times.    When our state mandated that we shelter in place,...[ read more ]

Tips for Strengthening Your Relationship While Self-Isolating

If you and your partner are self-isolating you may be spending a lot more time together than normal, or trying to navigate both of you working from home or simply learning to cohabitate in general. It’s no surprise that some tensions may rise while you both try to navigate this new ‘normal’. Although this is a strange and uncertain time,...[ read more ]

How to Practice Self Care During a Pandemic

  by Amanda Smith, LCSW As you can imagine, many people are currently experiencing a rise in anxious symptoms related to the COVID-19 health crisis. It has been the topic of concern in almost all of my recent talks with both adults and kids. When a first-grader casually (and accurately) uses the word "epidemiology," in their everyday conversations, I think...[ read more ]

Isolation, Advocacy, and the Transgender Community during COVID

by Kendall Tidey, LCSWA For most of us, social distancing in the wake of COVID-19 has been a dramatic shift from the hyper-connected lives we lead. If you work in an office, travel for business, or are used to a busy social life (or any social life), living in isolation has deleted parts of life you relied on for that...[ read more ]



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