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Trauma and Somatic Experiencing

COUNSELING/THERAPY

Trauma and Somatic Experiencing

by Spencer Lee, intern Are you familiar with the saying playing dead or playing possum? You probably learned the phrase by hearing your parents say that while pretending to be asleep growing up or by learning how that possum saying came to be. Playing dead or freezing is the third component of our sympathetic nervous system response- fight, flight, and freeze. When...[ read more ]

Emotional Self-Care

Self-Care applies to every aspect of our life. It isn't one specific thing or activity; self-care is a concept. It's a lifestyle. It's how we take care of ourselves.  Self-care is a multifaceted practice. Not only do we have physical needs, but also social needs and emotional needs. Each aspect of health requires a unique approach. Identifying our needs in...[ read more ]

Surviving to Thriving: Support for Chronic Pain

by Brionna Alston, MSW Intern Chronic pain: a term that may seem self-explanatory, but what exactly is it? The truth is, it’s not a one-size-fits all experience. While everyone experiences occasional aches and pains, an estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience persistent pain that lasts at least 3 months. It may feel sharp or dull, steady or...[ read more ]

Self-Care in the New Year

by Amanda Smith, LCSW I don't know about you, but I have a serious love-hate relationship with the whole "New Year's Resolution" thing. Every year it's the same thing- I set out to x and perfect every single aspect of my life, and within 30 seconds of the stroke of midnight, I've already screwed something up. We don't even get...[ read more ]

Meet Stillpoint’s Newest Addition!

There is a new face here at StillPoint and we want to introduce you! Please welcome Mercedes McLaughlin! We sat down with her and asked her a couple of questions so you guys can get to know her better!  Q: “Tell us about your background.”  A: “I joined the mental health field due to my own experiences with the mental...[ read more ]

The Heart’s Healing Power

By Jessica King   Have you ever heard the phrase, “Listen to your heart, because it knows the way”?  According to research and a new tool Stillpoint will soon be offering, this couldn’t be more true. Heart Math has 25 years of research and technology that believes in the heart-brain connection as well as the influence it has on our...[ read more ]

Is Hypnotherapy Right for You?

Is there a behavior or habit you've been trying to change or eliminate but haven't had any success? Do you wonder if hypnotherapy is right for you? A lot of people are intrigued but confused by hypnotherapy, and can you blame them? Most only know the concept from seeing a video of someone making an audience member cluck like a...[ read more ]

Self-Care for College Students During the Pandemic

By Amanda Smith, LCSW Oh, 2020! We've sure had our fair share of adjustments this year. Although COVID-19 has affected everyone on the planet, it has had an enhanced distinct effect on college students. Adjustment is an inevitable thing when it comes to college, but throw in a pandemic? Whew, it can get pretty tough. Luckily, we can do a...[ read more ]

Grieving the Loss of Normalcy During the Pandemic

For the last six months, COVID-19 and its effects have completely rocked our world and lives as we know it. Although COVID-19 is an epidemiological crisis, the result and all the changes that have come with it is bringing about a new type of crisis- a mental health one. Along with feelings of anxiety, sadness or uneasiness, many of us...[ read more ]

Talking to Your Teen About Suicide

By Amanda Smith, LCSW September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, so there's no better time than now to talk about teen suicide. As a Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor, I have supported many parents, teachers, and community members in learning the signs and symptoms of suicide and how to address these concerns with their teens. In many of my...[ read more ]