Category: Anxiety

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Apr2019
Welcome To CAST WELLNESS ONLINE!The purpose of this video is for a quick introduction to CAST WELLNESS ONLINE and welcoming online therapy into your life.If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. Original Post April 02, 2019 ... Read More

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Apr2019
Individuals who suffer from Insomnia tend to hold myths about sleep which may be maintaining sleep problems. For instance, many people believe they need 10 hours of sleep a night or that they need to go to bed at a certain time. These myths can cause harm as you will ... Read More

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Apr2019
Invalidation is denying or ignoring a person’s emotional experience and communicating that their thoughts or feelings are not valid or wrong. Invalidation hurts the most when you feel like people are not listening to you, misunderstanding or minimizing what you are saying, or you feel that you are being ignored. Invalidation ... Read More

13

Mar2019
Welcome To My First Video/Vlog! The purpose of this video is for you, the client, to get to know me a little better. This video is also aimed for you to see how your experience would be in session, to discuss some of my viewpoints of therapy, and also to discuss ... Read More

18

Feb2019
When I began doing online therapy (therapy using video calling) I wasn’t sure what it would be like, for the client or myself. Would the client benefit? How much can the client really get out of online therapy? Is in person, office therapy better? Let’s talk about some of these ... Read More

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Oct2018

The Journey Begins

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October 16, 2018
Thanks for joining me! Who is Darcie Kelly? Well, I am a woman, a mother, and a Social Worker. For some of us, mostly in the helping fields, a big part of our identity is our occupation. When it comes to helping others, it’s a need you have, a passion. I ... Read More

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Sep2018
In this video, clinical psychologist Dr. Martine Jones shows you how to do diaphragmatic or "belly breathing" to calm your anxiety and panic symptoms. For more helpful videos and information on Dr. Martine's online counseling services, you can find her at hazeltreeonlinecounseling.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=p8Jl30aErfw Original Post September 8, 2018 - Diaphragmatic Breathing ... Read More

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Sep2018

Am I suffering from PPD?

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September 18, 2018
“How can I be feeling sad?! I just had a beautiful, healthy baby?” Having a baby is a life changing event. Many women do not consider feeling anything but sheer joy when they bring their baby home. The truth is, women and men can be overwhelmed with anxiety ... Read More

12

Sep2018

The Value of the Moment

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September 12, 2018
Life is like a jeweled necklace. There are different sizes and types of jewels that are strung together to make a necklace. Each gem representing different moments of time and the string representing our lifeline. Each moment, each experience we have offers us the opportunity to either grow or stay the ... Read More

27

Aug2018
You can’t get a personal record every day. No matter how hard you try, you just aren’t going to be able to get your best results every time you lift. The same is true with the rest of our lives. You aren’t going to get full credit on every single ... Read More

24

Aug2018
For many women, striving for perfection is a way of life and achieving anything else except perfection is considered ... Read More

06

Jun2018
Hello everyone! Today I wanted to write about how mindfulness can be used to assist in healing the mind, body, and spirit. Mindfulness helps people focus more on the present moment and really take it all in. Some benefits of this practice, ... Read More

24

May2018

WOOP! Your Life

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May 24, 2018
Visit: WoopMyLife WOOP! This is such an awesome concept! I have used it with a lot of clients and I use it myself every day since I learned it, and I will constantly talk about it in blogs. I’m hopefully going to break it down into something simple for ... Read More

24

May2018
Have you ever come home from a frustrating day and all you want to do is just vent? Me too. The problem with this is that the people we vent to may also have had a frustrating day. Combine those two energies together, and ... Read More

24

May2018
These bean jars have been so helpful in understanding thoughts and emotions. I challenge you to use them yourself. Make a jar full of beans representing all colors of beans. And remember, there aren’t simply three kinds of thoughts (positive, negative, and neutral)… I have just simplified them into those ... Read More

25

Apr2018
How post-apocalyptic fiction taught me to stop worrying and love zombies.    Circa 2005 or thereabouts, I attended a talk by David Sedaris at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.  In the middle of his reading, he went off on a tangent (major spoiler ... Read More

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Feb2018

FREE YOURSELF from ANXIETY

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February 27, 2018
Free Yourself From Anxiety.  Life is abundant with problems, challenges and obstacles. For every problem solved, another will present. We often think  problems, challenges, and obstacles as being negative. When we think about them as being negative or overwhelming…there will be reactive ... Read More

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Feb2018
Stress is a feeling that people have when they are struggling to cope with challenges related to finances, work, relationships, environment, and other situations. Moreover, stress is felt when an individual perceives a real or imagined challenge or threat to ... Read More

23

Feb2018

Sober And Still Unhappy

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February 23, 2018
Sober And Still Unhappy You admitted that you have a problem, that you were powerless and all that jazz. You survived the physical detox process that, by the way, was not a mere "7 to 10 days." You're feeling like a ... Read More

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Jan2018

RESILIENT YOU

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January 15, 2018
Every day and every moment gives you an opportunity to start over and be resilient. You are resilient and are capable to withstand and recover quickly from difficult conditions. You may not think so, but ... Read More

12

Jan2018
Things Mentally-Emotionally Powerful Do Mentally-Emotionally Powerful Tribe recognize that any acute crisis and life challenges always precede or coincide with an opportunity to up gain consciousness and are opportunities for badass growth. All life forms need obstacles/challenges/crises in order to evolve. For ... Read More

14

Dec2017
It’s that time of year where every other blog post is about gratitude. ‘Tis the season, right? According to David Steindl-Rast, a Catholic Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who has inspired generations with his inspirational message about finding gratitude in every moment ... Read More

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Dec2017
‘Tis The Season To Be…Stressed! 5 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress If buying the perfect gift that’s likely out of your budget, baking an exquisite dessert that can could compete with those made by Martha Stewart, attending drunk Uncle’s holiday party, decorating your ... Read More

01

Dec2017

What is Psychotherapy?

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December 1, 2017
What is Psychotherapy? Good news! You don’t have to lie on a couch and blame your mother for all life’s problems. Psychotherapy is the process of meeting with a therapist, if it’s with me – a psychologist, to resolve ... Read More

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Oct2017
The “Teacher” called “Emotional Suffering” How you receive this Truth is the level of your current openness and receptivity. Emotional Suffering is the psychological resistance/ the psychological layer that is created through non-acceptance by the Mind. ... Read More

19

Oct2017
Neuroscientists discover neuronal link between generosity and happiness There have been reports that people who are generous in giving time (e.g. volunteering) or giving money to others or any random acts of loving kindness or other forms of generosity report greater happiness. Until recently, ... Read More

17

Oct2017
How do you transform the relationship you have with your emotions? I recommend several different techniques and the rationale behind them. I will be succinct and straight forward in my recommendations, all of which fall into the category of “Mind Training” or ... Read More

16

Oct2017
If you are stressed out, experience symptoms of trauma or have PTSD, you may try to deal with your problems through avoidance and other negative ways of coping that cause more harm than good. This is called negative coping. Negative coping means you ... Read More

13

Oct2017
OMG STRESSED OUT Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) is a caused by traumatic stress and lasts at least 3 days to 1-month. The DSM-5 manual states that stressful events which do not include severe and traumatic components do not lead to Acute Stress Disorder . Acute Stress ... Read More

13

Oct2017
When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of  awesome power. Positive active coping with trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless, not a victim, and like a Warrior. • Active coping ... Read More

04

Oct2017
Mental health reactions after disaster, like the recent hurricanes and earthquakes look very much like trauma reactions. Disasters can cause a full range of mental, emotional, and physical reactions. You may also react to problems that occur after the event, as well as ... Read More

04

Oct2017
  Most people have some kind of stress reaction after a trauma. Having such a reaction has nothing to do with personal weakness. Stress reactions may last for several days or even a few weeks. For most people, if symptoms occur, they will ... Read More

25

Sep2017
  The neurobiological mechanisms in response to stress, anxiety, fear, panic, and trauma can have extremely harmful effects on your physical health and is very very serious matter.  If you are experiencing repeated acute ... Read More

25

Sep2017
Mind, Emotion, Body and Sport: Physical injury can affect psychological health. Psychological health influences the recovery of physical injury. Minor physical injuries can be managed with little to no disruption in activities of daily living (e.g. working, self-care) ... Read More

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Sep2017

23

Aug2017
ॐ MEDITATION GUIDELINES ॐ   Step 1 Meditation:  Become aware of the contact of your sit bones with whatever surface they are touching. Notice whether your pelvis is easily upright, or rolled under, or arched with the top tipped forward. Allow any tension around ... Read More

23

Aug2017
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Trauma and PTSD: After a traumatic event, it is normal to think, act, and feel differently than usual. Most individuals will start to feel better after a few weeks or months. However, If your symptoms last ... Read More

23

Aug2017

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS

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August 23, 2017
Anger, Depression, and Anxiety are identified as “The Big Three, but Not The Big Easy” emotions. These three emotions are the most prevalent in our culture.  A tremendous amount of suffering is experienced with these three emotions.  All emotions are predominantly linked to ... Read More

23

Aug2017
Good Science & Good Practice: Let us first understand something about breathing ॐ. Breathing keeps us alive, but we rarely appreciate it, and the majority of people are not even consciously aware of their breathing.  We are breathing continuously from the moment ... Read More

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Aug2017
  Are you experiencing anxiety related to the present? Past? Future? Are your worries interfering with the life you want to live? ……..because there is nothing that the worrying mind cant make into a problem, so let us get that under control. Good Science: ... Read More

17

Jul2017

No Time for Burnout

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July 17, 2017
This month I’d been asked to present locally to two different groups on the topics of Burn-out Prevention, and Caring for the Caregiver. Eagerly, I said ... Read More

17

Jul2017
Greetings, The topics of stress and anxiety are important and valuable to learn more about. My hope is that this brief sharing may bring assistance to you, ... Read More

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Jul2017

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May2017

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May2017

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Apr2017
When I was seven, I used to shower with the curtain half open so that I could keep one eye on the toilet.  It became a ritual ... Read More

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Mar2017

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Mar2017
Please view the Introduction to Diaphragmatic Breathing video prior to viewing this one: Introduction to Diaphragmatic Breathing ... Read More

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Mar2017
Diaphragmatic Breathing can stop a stress response – be it panic, worry, muscle tension, stomach pain – in its tracks. More importantly, when used daily, it can decrease the chances of having a painful stress response in the first ... Read More

24

Jan2017
If you want some help directly from the therapy room to your living room…check out these strategies to take your life back from anxiety. ... Read More

13

Dec2016
“Sitting with the pain and joy of being a human being while refusing to run for any exits…is the only way to become a real human being…” Glennon Doyle Melton

13

Dec2016
Finding your home means being safe from the random hurricanes of outcome, be it success or failure.  What is your home.

13

Dec2016
I think that some people hear the word meditation and what they hear is “New Agey Psychobabble”.  I did too. For a long time. Then Science started speaking up. Persistent and innumerable anecdotal claims about meditation’s effectiveness forced researchers to take a closer look.  The results are in.  Meditation, and especially mindfulness ... Read More

13

Dec2016
You say you are going to work out before work. When the alarm goes off that brilliant plan seems absolutely ludicrous.  The idea of getting up, getting dressed, driving, working out, showering, changing for work, and driving some more…it’s just too daunting.  You hit ... Read More

13

Dec2016
Do you want to sleep better? Feel happier? Appreciate more? Decrease feelings of anxiety and depression?  Integrate this new habit into your night-time routine.  

02

Aug2016
Like many of you, I first read the news about the terror attacks in Nice, France while scrolling through my social media feed.  The reactions of my family, friends, clients, and colleagues range from emotionally numb to intensely fearful.  It certainly begs ... Read More

09

Apr2014
Does my insurance cover this?   Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More

30

Mar2014
 Licensed Psychological Associate - Daughter, Wife, Sister Have you ever thought about how your life would change if you decided to care for your dad through the final stages of his life at home. My father ... Read More

29

Mar2014
Managing Partner iTherapy   Twenty- Nine Percent of the U.S. adult population  are providing care to someone. I have had the opportunity and the gift to be a caregiver, twice in my life, for both my mother and father.  My father was diagnosed with cancer and we cared for him ... Read More

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