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Summer is Here! Now What?- Summer is Great Time for Teens to Get Involved in Counseling- Counseling on Capitol Hill
When you act on your worries as a parent rather than ignoring and hoping things will work themselves out, you send a strong message to your children that they long for. The fact that you respond shows that you are really there. Like the school example above, they make not like you for your intervention, but down the road they will love you for it.
When we are feeling calm and peaceful, it is pretty easy to agree that our principles for how we want our kids, partners, and ourselves to act are simple. Something along the lines of creative, loving, and aware. From this place we can see that we have these qualities the most in our own lives when we are balanced and calm. Our sense of mental and emotional balance relies on our physiology as well.
Shifting Relationships One Interaction at a Time: Mindfulness and Positive Discipline for Parents and Adolescents
This is a huge change in the battles that are waged between adults and adolescents. Even though it is subtle, when we downshift out of habitual Punishment Mode, we start opening up to what is going on for the other person. We hear so much that children are “attention seeking”, and they are, but desiring the attention and care of others is natural and human, not a disorder. Read more
Howdy Seattle, How We Learn to Punish and Box Our Selves In I’m ruminating on the process by which we create rules based on our experience. It is [..]
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When you’re in pain, almost everyone you meet will offer you other kinds of gifts, whether it’s medication, types of healing, a diet, or my personal favorite: Arnica gel (it really works!). Of course these answers are offered out of a sense of caring and wanting to help. After all the questions of “why did this happen?”, “if only they (or I) would have done that differently”, and trying different types of healing, we are directed back toward ourselves. Read more
The dark, wet, and cold of winter really pushes us inward. When you are plagued by pain, negative thinking, and difficult emotions inward is not a nice place to be. As if life wasn’t tough enough, the mindfulness based approach to alleviating these types of suffering asks us to rip the band aids and duck tape off and look at whats going on in there. There is a lot of inertia in trying to break free from negative cycles, so attending groups that practice together can be a great way to get started.
Counseling on Capitol Hill #13 Hello Seattle, Thanks everyone who came out for our open house and participated in the meditation sessions. As promised, here is the [..]
Counseling on Capitol Hill #12 Hello Seattle, Apparently resilience is the new sustainability. I’ve been talking with some friends about how words are used by advertisers to [..]