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The Importance of Employee Wellness

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The Importance of Employee Wellness

"The vision at Stillpoint Counseling is to decrease the effects of chronic stress in the lives of people in our community.  This is one way we can work towards that mission.  It is my passion to help people recognize stress in their body and feel empowered to transform it in order to see lasting change in their lives." ~Jessica King,...[ read more ]

How to Use Essential Oils to Ease Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects more than 40 million adults in the United States aged 18 or older. If you’re one of them, you know firsthand how hard it can be to deal with and manage anxiety on a daily basis, especially when it hinders you from doing daily activities like going to work...[ 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 ]

Social Media is Changing the Way We Talk About Mental Health

Mental illnesses like depression and anxiety are extremely common in the United States with nearly one in five U.S adults living with some sort of mental illness (more than 46 million in 2017). Living with a mental health issue can be extremely isolating, and hard to talk about especially with the stigma surrounding mental health.    However, lately, we’ve seen...[ read more ]

Smart Self-Care Tips for Introverts

Guest post by Melissa Howard of StopSuicide.info    Being an introvert means you approach life a little differently than your extroverted counterparts. Rather than seeking parties and company, you often prefer to do things on your own. A quiet evening in or even tackling a new project is typically more comfortable when done in solitude. Introverts have a unique set...[ read more ]

Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

By Amanda Smith, LCSW As healthcare professionals, it can often be challenging to practice good self-care because we are usually taking care of multiple other people at the same time. Working in healthcare during this global pandemic has made it nearly impossible to even think about the word “self-care” without feelings of pure exhaustion. Luckily, as healthcare professionals, we can...[ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]