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

TRAUMA & RESILIENCE

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 ]

If You’ve Experienced Trauma, EMDR Might Be For You

According to Merriam Webster, Trauma is defined as “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury.” While it’s completely normal to have an adverse reaction immediately after a traumatic event, there can sometimes be longer-term reactions such as unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, or strained relationships. Sometimes trauma manifests through physical symptoms like headaches,...[ 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 ]

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 ]

Parenting During a Pandemic

We all know that parenting is hard, but parenting during a global crisis is something none of us signed up for and no one’s written the book on it just yet. With schools across the country closed until further notice, millions of people have been laid off from their jobs, the country is in a very strange state of limbo...[ read more ]

It’s Okay if You’re not Being Productive During the Pandemic

We’re seeing it all over social media, people are making bread, learning to knit or crochet, finally getting in shape or taking that online class they had “been meaning to take.” Everyday, newscasters, influencers and celebrities are urging us to use this time wisely and be productive. If you have been, kudos! It’s an amazing feat to be productive even...[ read more ]

Resilience and Collective Healing

by Jessica King, MSW, LCSW, E-RYT It is a crazy time we live in right now, isn’t it?  Truth be told we are experiencing trauma on a global level.  Not one person has been exempt from having an experience related to the pandemic.  It is witnessed through news when other countries are severely impacted, and we see their pain.  It...[ read more ]

How to Mindfully Cope With Difficult Parents

Whether we like it or not, our relationship with our parents while growing up affects our future relationships with not only ourselves but others as well. This can be from friends to loved ones to other family members and even the future relationships with our parents themselves. If you struggled with difficult or even destructive behaviors from a parent when...[ read more ]