A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

A Guide to Practicing Sitting Meditation

I like to think of practicing mindfulness meditation as being like walking a labyrinth. This labyrinth, however, begins at the center and spirals outward, then returns to where it began: the center. Come to a comfortable seated position. If you…

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

Tough Economic Times: Lessons From the Tank

By Bob VandePol, MSW COVID-19 challenges many areas of our lives in many frightening ways. It threatens the health and safety of ourselves and loved ones, forced us into social isolation and resulted in radical shifts in education and work….

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

We have an uncanny ability to find new and inventive ways to avoid taking action. Our moods can rob of us of motivation just when we especially need it to feel better. On the other hand, we also encounter avoidance…

Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

Men’s Health Month is celebrated every June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. Often overlooked, however, is men’s mental and emotional health. This is an area…

DBT Skills: ‘Four Choices’ Strategy For Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

DBT Skills: ‘Four Choices’ Strategy For Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

One if the most fundamental concepts taught in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is referred to as the “Four Choices.” It provides a simple, but effective, model anyone can used when responding to serious life problems.

Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

Coping Skills For When We Experience Fight, Flight Or Freeze

We are living in a time where things have changed, and have changed rather quickly. Our WAFs (worries, anxieties and fears) seem to be much more present, and many of us are experiencing worries and fears that we haven’t ever…

How to Shift Your Perspective During Stressful Times

How to Shift Your Perspective During Stressful Times

In these challenging times, our focus often narrows and we may get over engrossed in our problems. Kevin Neumann, LMSW, CAADC, offers ways to shift your perspective.