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 ...
Here's an easy and fun stress management technique for the whole family. Original Post June 16, 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 ...
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 ...
Children from birth through high school can and do experience anxiety. If you need some simple tips on how to teach your children to manage it, this video is for you. Original Post May 27, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube and JDKCounseling on Facebook...
Adding to the already existing chaos in the world, COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus has complicated the lives of many individuals worldwide in a short period of time. From your neighborhood grocery stores to your favorite hair salon, we all have ...
Psychotherapy conjures up many different images in people’s minds, including psychotherapists. There are different theories and models of psychotherapy. There are different ways in which psychotherapists look at the therapist and client relationship. There are certain legal and ethical concerns and issues that apply in psychotherapy. With all the differences I ...
Be present! This quick and easy technique calming technique is useful for anyone of any age as a fun way to help yourself, your kids or students refocus, coming back to baseline. It can be used anywhere, any time and takes 1 minute. Original Post December 16, 2019 on Jan Kwiatkowski ...
Assume Positive Intent How we approach the holidays and the decisions our families, friends, and colleagues make, can make all the difference our experience of the holidays. We can choose how we respond to the decisions our families, friends and colleagues make during the holidays by judging or by assuming positive intent. ...
You are not alone... The Holiday season can be a very stressful time for many. Many people struggle in isolation with not feeling the expected holiday emotions. Jan discussed some tips for navigating the holidays while being true to your personal experience. Original Post November 19, 2019 on Jan Kwiatkowski at ...
The benefits of Psychotherapy - When professional counseling can be superior to discussing your concerns with friends and family. Original Vlog October 28, 2019 on Youtube 7 Ways Therapy is Better than Just Talking with Friends or Family. Check out my website Holistic Psychotherapy and Spiritual Counseling....
When was the last time your family sat together and talked and played a game? Do you find yourself wishing your family could connect more? Does everyone spend evenings alone with their own electronic devices? Do you feel like you hardly know your partner, children, parents, siblings? I just heard about ...
With fall comes many pleasurable events to look forward to. Stay present with positivity as you observe the beauty of change develop around you. Allante' Burnell is a Psychologist that uses tool-based treatments to help clients understand the symptoms ...
Help for the Helpers The struggling caregiver. The depressed new mom. The overwhelmed minister. The burned out physician. Helpers can give, give, give, but then realize that they need help too! I work with the "helpers" - those of us who have a calling to give back, but often need reminding that our ...
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 ...
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 ...
Relationships are hard. Trying to find the balance between being there for the people who matter to you and making sure that you’re taking care of yourself is like walking a tightrope. Having to deal with relationships is a constant in your life. If you know how to tell when you ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
About two years ago, my husband surprised me with a Keurig for Valentine’s Day. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift; I’d been mentioning how I wanted one for my office, and there it was, a brand new, professional grade Keurig. The problem was, I thought we had agreed not to ...
It’s the moment that every parent dreads, and one that every parent can relate to; the public meltdown. Your cute, typically agreeable child now seems to be nothing but flailing arms and legs, and a giant mouth screaming words that become less intelligible with every passing second. ...
“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
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life? If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ...
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life? If so, you are not alone. This may be one of the toughest decisions we ever have to make. Even if you know it is the right thing to do, ...
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 ...