Coping with Your Trauma

Untitled2This past year has been incredibly difficult, to say the least. We’ve had to cope with several major historical events including a tumultuous election and a deadly pandemic, which has had not just an effect on global health but on financial stability across the nation. In times of great stress like these it can also be difficult to cope if you have a ...

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COVID-19 and the Holiday Season: Acknowledging Hard Feelings and Celebrating Differently

1The Coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down, inside out, and backwards. We have all been forced to change our ways of being to adapt, and some changes have been easier to make than others. With the holiday season approaching, we’re going to have to make even more changes to celebrate safely with our loved ones.

Through the changes, ...

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What is EAP Therapeutic Counseling?

Are you interested in EAP therapeutic counseling services but aren’t sure what to expect? EAP counseling is based on the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) counseling theory developed lesly-juarez-220845by Steve de Shazer and Kim Berg in the late 1970s. SFBT entails using future focused, goal- oriented counseling techniques by developing clear, concise and realistic goals. Your EAP counselor will help to look ...

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Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

If you have experienced a loss, the holidays can be truly daunting as you wonder how you will maneuver your way through them without falling apart. You might even have started dreading thejeremy-yap-199223 holidays as the first leaves started to drop off early last fall. The period from September right down to the end of the year can be very difficult for some.  Add to that, the seasonal change of lessening ...

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Suicide Survivors

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Noun
1. a person or thing that survives
2. one who outlives others
3. a person who endures, who continues to function or prosper in spite of opposition, hardship, or setbacks

This definition suggests fortitude, grit, and determination even in the face of overwhelming odds.  Many “survivors” outlast and persevere through hardships often sudden, terrible, and not of their own doing; and because of this, generally speaking, “survivors” are admired.

But a person ...

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Going Forward after Grief and Loss

grief-and-lossLike many of life’s passages, how we approach and deal with the loss of a loved one is as individual as each person. Even if we are not experiencing an immediate loss, most of us have lost family and friends over the years. The older we get, the more likely we are to live with a sense of bereavement (loss from death) in some meaningful way.

Many are familiar with “On Death ...

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