Category: Online Counseling

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Dec2020

Grief and Gratitude

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December 1, 2020
Under normal circumstances, the holiday season is often full of mixed and conflicting emotions and expectations. Jan offers some thoughts on managing strong, possibly conflicting emotions during this uniquely challenging holiday season.     Original Post November 24, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... Read More

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Nov2020

It All Matters!

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November 18, 2020
A common theme I've heard this week is a sense of powerlessness and that what people are doing doesn't matter. In the work I do, I get to hear the stories of how the big and small things people do mean a lot, changed someone's day or reminded someone that ... Read More

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Nov2020
Fear and anxiety are similar, but not the same. With the COVID numbers rising so quickly, many have moved from anxiety into fear. So many have to tuck the fear inside and keep going to take care of others. Jan offers some thoughts on moving through the fear each day.     Original ... Read More

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Nov2020
If you feel at times like you are just surviving or struggling to survive as you manage all the changes, ambiguities, and anxiety of the pandemic and the times we live in, you are not alone. Treading water, keeping your head above water so you can survive, and keep going, ... Read More

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Oct2020

Stuck on Stress

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October 27, 2020
Human beings have a finite amount of bandwidth when it comes to managing stress. Many people feel "stuck" on stress. Jan reminds us of ways to process stress even while the source of the stress remains.     Original Post October 26, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling ... Read More

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Oct2020
Whether for an invitation to a holiday gathering or a request on personal, time, or caregiving resources, saying "no" often is hard. Jan offers some thoughts on saying "no" as self-care, as well as, polite, but firm ways to simply say "no" and stick to it.     Original Post October 21, 2020 ... Read More

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Oct2020
People everywhere are having to dig deep to manage anxiety and stress, rather than having anxiety and stress manage them. Jan revisits a simple grounding technique for adults, teens and children to do just that. Please share this with anyone who might find it helpful     Original Post October 14, 2020 on ... Read More

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Oct2020

Breathe

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October 12, 2020
One-minute to simply breathe.         Original Post October 8, 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 passion for working with women experiencing Postpartum ... Read More

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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

You Loved and Cared–Grief

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September 25, 2020
It's probably safe to say that just about everyone is experiencing some kind of grief. Sometimes, we have to "set aside" that grief to care for others. It's important that we intentionally "get back" to our grief to heal and be well.   Original Post September 21, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski ... Read More