Category: Mindfulness

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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
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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Sep2020
So many individuals and families feel like they are in survival mode and "just making it work." You are actually doing more than you may realize. Self-care is acknowledging that.   Original Post September 16, 2020 on Jan Kwiatkowski at JDK Counseling on YouTube... 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

07

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