Self-Compassion- One of the Most Healing Gifts

How do you talk to yourself about your challenges and setbacks in life (that we all face)- whether large or small, your shortcomings, or missing the mark?  Dr. Kristin Neff advises~ "Instead of mercilessly judging and criticizing yourself…

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!

"Fear keeps us from experiencing life the way we want to experience it. We can't escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that will accompany us through all of our exciting adventures." Susan Jeffers, PhD, author of Feel the…

Coping Better with Anxiety and Depression is Possible

Coping better with anxiety and depression is possible! I know both of these conditions as I have helped many clients break free from paralyzing anxiety or debilitating depression. I too have found freedom from the anxiety I first intensely…
20 Steps in Dealing with Stress Denver CO

20 Ways to Cope with Stress

Are you struggling with anxiety or stress? Treatment for anxiety or stress may include individual therapy (ex. Mindfulness, CBT, DBT, ACT, Expressive Arts Therapy), group therapy, and/or couples or family therapy, medication, nutrition, and…
Coping with Panic Attacks | Denver CO

Coping with Panic Attacks

Are you struggling with panic attacks and anxiety or stress in general? I continue to refer clients to Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.'s 2005 book, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook because it has one of the best and most comprehensive chapters on preventing…

How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To

Are you experiencing a relationship wound that occurred recently or decades ago? For example~ feeling unaccepted, unloved, or unprotected by one of your parents estrangement from an adult sibling resentment toward a loved one's…

How to Let Go of Shame & Perfectionism

Ten years ago, I came across “The Cracked Pot” story and was moved by the lines, I have always known about your flaw and took advantage of it by planting flower seeds.”Without your being just the way you are, he would not have had this…
20 Ways to Copy with Depression | Denver CO

Coping with “The Blues”- Healthy Ways to Feel Uplifted!

Are you struggling with depression or "the blues"? Treatment for depression may include individual, group (ex. CBT or DBT), and/or couples or family therapy, medication, nutrition, self-help coping skills, and sometimes more intensive treatments,…
10 Techniques to Cope with Anxiety | Denver

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

Based on the work by Margaret Wehrenberg (author), 2008 I. Managing the Anxious Body 1. Change Your Intake Limit your C.A.T.S. (caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, & sweetener), Set communication boundaries to reduce always having to be on alert,…