Category: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Oct2020
Jan shares whats she's learned about moving through major national traumas. Individually and collectively, human beings move through a major crisis in well-studied and broadly predictable stages. While it doesn't necessarily make it any easier to get through the longterm day-to-day of our lives, it can help to know that ... Read More

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Sep2020

Forward and Backward

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September 14, 2020
Here's a simple, fun anxiety and stress management technique. Try it on.   Original Post September 11, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube   Jan Kwiatkowski is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in the State of WI and has a ... Read More

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Aug2020
We all have ideas about our lives, relationships, and the world around us "should" work. When our expectations meet the reality of what is happening, we each have choices to make that will enhance or detract from the quality of our lives. Anxiety can make it harder to respond as ... Read More

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Aug2020
Feeling down, tired, irritable, impatient, eating a little more or less, and some sleep difficulties are a normal reaction to the abnormal situation in our country. There are ways to manage an ongoing low-level depression (dysthymia) so it doesn't become something harder to manage or treat. Please share with anyone ... Read More

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Jul2020
Tensions are rising in families, workplaces, and the community. Unrelenting stress, anxiety, grief, and trauma can exhaust or overwhelm the best of coping skills. Finding your feet is a practical grounding tool anyone can use to support healthy responses in our relationships.     Original Post July 29, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More

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Jul2020
Relationships with family, colleagues, friends, and community members matter. Trying to make certain decisions in an uncertain time, can cause a lot of heartache, stress, and discord. Jan offers some tips for responding to the people around you, as your best self.     Original Post July 22, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More

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Jul2020
If you are like at least 50% of Americans right now you might be having trouble concentrating, sleeping or making decisions. Our brains are tired from trying to resolve all the uncertainty. Learn the difference between fear and anxiety. Short and long term management of both is key to the ... Read More

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Jul2020
Doing almost anything outdoors feels better. Did you know that there are additional health and stress management boosts to being outdoors? Curious? This is for you.     Original Post July 7, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a ... Read More

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Jun2020

Internal PPE

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June 25, 2020
Knowing how and when to use our internal PPE makes healing possible.     Original Post June 24, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube Jan Kwiatkowski is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in the State of WI and has ... Read More

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Jun2020
What does it take to be resilient when it feels like the world is falling apart around you? It takes resilience. It is possible to learn or sharpen skills that will help you emerge from this time a strong, healthy, and whole human being. Please share with anyone who might ... Read More