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Attachment Styles: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

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Attachment Styles: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

by Spencer Lee, MSW You may have heard the term “anxious attachment style”, or “secure attachment” before. I know I hear those terms floating around on podcasts, Instagram, Tiktok, etc., when discussing relationships. Attachment styles are used to describe and categorize how a person interacts with those around them and how they handle conflict in relationships. The term was first...[ read more ]

Creating Longer-Lasting Relationships with Authenticity

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern If you’re anything like me, you might have a tendency to lose yourself when you enter a new relationship. What do I mean by this? Well, maybe you do things that you wouldn’t normally do, for the sake of enhancing the relationship or connection between you and your partner. For example, let’s say your new...[ read more ]

A New Year Welcome

By Jessica King   Happy New Year!  The new year seems to be this symbolic time to reflect on the past and look with hope to the future.  I think we all find hope in it, because it seems like we can wash away all the “yuck” from the prior year and start fresh.  Whether this is actually true or...[ read more ]

Moving through Breakups, Separation, and Divorce

by Jessica King, LCSW Joining with another person in a committed relationship or marriage is one of life’s most significant experiences;  so is breaking up and divorce. The ending of a relationship entails grief and loss of many things and this can often be unexpected.  Even when the breakup is exactly what is needed and may have even been your...[ read more ]

A New Way To View Human Connection

by Spencer Lee, MSW Intern John Gottman is a world-renowned therapist and psychology researcher, famous for his work surrounding couples, marriage, and divorce. You may have heard of his version of the ‘Four Horsemen’ in relationships: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. John, and his wife Julie, founded the Gottman Institute where you can find different resources and trainings for couples,...[ read more ]

Taking Care of Our Environment and Taking Care of Ourselves

Stillpoint values collaborating with community partners that enhance the lives of all people in the community which is why we are teaming up with Surfrider Foundation. This month, Stillpoint will be doing a beach sweep to help fight plastic pollution on the beaches. Surfrider Foundation fights for protection against plastic pollution, clean ocean water, fair beach access for all, and more. Surfrider Foundation   Surfrider Foundation...[ read more ]

How to Tell Your Family You’re Not Coming Home for Christmas

This holiday season will look very different for millions of Americans who have decided to forego traveling home this year due to the pandemic. While some families may be understanding, some may not be as happy with your decision. If you’ve decided not to go home for the holidays, here’s how to break it to your family without burning bridges....[ read more ]

Recovering Your Life After Surviving Domestic Violence

Studies show nearly one in four women and one in ten men have been a victim of physical violence, stalking or psychological aggression within an intimate partner relationship at any given time and nearly half of women homicide victims in the U.S are killed by a former or current partner. According to Cynthia Conner, a licensed social worker with Baylor...[ read more ]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

On average, around 20 people (both men and women) are physically abused by a significant other or intimate partner in the United States every minute, which averages over 10 million per year. New research is showing there could be as much as a 20% increase in domestic violence throughout the world due to COVID-19 restrictions. This is because abuse is...[ read more ]

How Journaling For Five Minutes a Day Can Greatly Improve Your Mental Health

Although 2020 has been a mess of a year, one good thing to come out of it has been this new age of self-care and being more open when it comes to talking about mental health and mental health practices, especially on social media. One ‘trend’ that has boomed in recent years has been journaling. If you’re new to this...[ read more ]