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Letting go…

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Letting go…

Take a deep breath…breathing in calm…breathing out tension…and let the wind carry it away.   Breathing deeply is one of the easiest, yet most frequently overlooked skill we have for calming ourselves during times of stress. Many of us go through our days breathing mindlessly – not aware of how, or even if, we’re really breathing deeply. Practicing mindful breathing is one my favorite short and simple exercises for finding a sense of calm. 1.       Begin by focusing, without judgment, on your breath. Allow your breath to come slower and notice you belly...

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Wisdom from Within

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Wisdom from Within

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Self Care for Counselors

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Self Care for Counselors

Let me start by being honest. I was one of those counselors who you could often hear saying… “Self care is really important. It’s on my list to do this week.” Who can tell me what’s wrong with that statement?! I was putting it on my to-do list but guess what kept getting bumped to the bottom? You guessed it! Unfortunately, I think this is true for a lot of us in the counseling and helping professions. It is wonderful that we are committed to helping others – but if we are not continuously taking care of ourselves, there will be an end to our ability to help others in a healthy and...

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