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Resources Tagged With: mindfulness

(More) Thoughts From My Garage

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

It’s been two months. 8 weeks. 56 days. Depending on how you’re keeping track.

You’d think things would have gotten easier by now. That we’d be better at sheltering-in-place, have become accustomed to staying home, come to terms with missed milestones and accepted our limited freedom. Read more ›

Managing Stress with Mindfulness Strategies [presentation] [video]

Our kids are confronted with demands, full schedules, social pressures and even world events that result in stress. All children respond to stress in different ways – some responses are more productive than others. Discover how you can help your kids develop habits and responses that reduce their worries with mindfulness strategies. Read more ›

Thoughts From My Garage

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

It’s our eleventh day of “shelter-in-place.”

I’m working remotely from my garage, a makeshift office comprised of a dining room chair, portable folding table and a laptop. My wife, who is not a teacher, is in the house helping our three kids “distance learn,” trying to get them to focus on fractions and word problems. Read more ›

How to Adapt to a Stressful Situation

Often when people face a new and stressful situation, they feel overwhelmed at the thought that they may have to deal with this stress for an extended period of time.

The good news is that there are things that can be done to mitigate the stress of virtually any situation, even if the situation itself is there to stay for a while. Read more ›

Mindfulness Resources for Dealing with COVID-19 [video]

In scary times, anxiety is normal and understandable. It’s important to exercise self care—to center yourself and seek calming influences to manage stress. Mindfulness helps you recognize the moments where you are feeling overwhelmed and regain balance and an improved mental state. Read more ›

Combating Anxiety: 5 Tips to Help You Regain Your Calm

Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful.  And here’s a catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response. But there are steps you can take to push back against the communal anxiety. Read more ›

What is DBT? Infographic [downloadable]

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy that was developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan. CHC has created an easy-to-read infographic to explain what DBT is and how it works. Read more ›

Why DBT Works

Written by Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In May of 2017, CHC opened its doors to RISE, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for teens ages 13-18 who have suicidal thoughts/behaviors, recently attempted suicide, and/or repetitively engage in self-harm behaviors. In 2018, CHC joined forces with Stanford Children’s Health to increase capacity and complement expertise. Read more ›

Feeling Anxious? Here’s a Quick Tool To Center Your Soul

We all need strategies to push back against conflict, anger and worry. One of the globe’s leading mindfulness teachers, Tara Brach, distills the practice of mindfulness into a simple 4-step tool from her new book Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN. Read more ›

Teachers Use Meditation to Inspire and Calm

Over the past five years, “mindfulness” programs have exploded in popularity. In Grand Blanc, Mich., first-graders are breathing to the sound of Tibetan music before class. In Albuquerque, second-graders sniff and speak about raisins before eating them. In Yellow Springs, Ohio, students can choose yoga as an alternative to detention.

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