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The Effects of Anxiety During Pregnancy

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

The Effects of Anxiety During Pregnancy

Anxiety During Pregnancy Pregnancy can bring on a lot of feelings. Becoming a new mom myself I began to understand that this life transition, like many others, can provoke a lot of thought and introspection. Many feelings can come up during the childbearing year. There is so much to think about, so much to plan for, and many unanswered questions. What kind of mom will I be? Am I able to provide for this child? Will I make it through the birth? All these questions can lead to a whole lot of anxiety. Anxiety can mess up a pregnancy and birth experience just as much as it can mess up life in...

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The Power and Control Relationship Issue and How Counseling Can Help

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

The Power and Control Relationship Issue and How Counseling Can Help

Many people don’t realize what control looks like, or even if it is occurring in their relationship. Some behaviors might become normal and you might not even realize that the way your partner reacts is considered controlling. Below you will find a helpful diagram that a colleague recently shared with me. This is often used as a tool to help people realize that they are in a relationship where control and manipulation play a roll. As you can see from the picture excessive control and manipulation is considered abuse. However it doesn’t have to be physical or sexual to be abusive....

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Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Are you an Adult Child of an Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Family?

Believe it or not but a large group of people fit into the “Adult Child” group. If you grew  up in what you would consider a dysfunctional family, for many different reasons, this could be an added element to your identity. There are specific groups for specific types of dysfunction. For example, people who grew up in a family where there was a substance abuser you might fit into the Adult Children of Alcoholics group (ACoA or ACA). For those who grew up in a family where a member suffered from a chronic illness or mental illness, you might feel more at home with those in the...

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3 Strategies to Let Go of Control

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

3 Strategies to Let Go of Control

Letting go is kind of like floating on a river. Life is the river, it has direction, current, and flow. Sometimes its bumpy and sometimes it is smooth. Imagine you are a leaf and the river is pulling you along with it. You can either hold on to every rock or branch that you pass trying to hang on and control how fast you float down the river or you can let go and let it take you where it will anyway. As a continuation of the previous blog, “Learn how to control the one person you can, you”, I have identified 3 strategies to shift your focus or control from others onto you; ways...

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Accepting Control Over the One Person You Can…You!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Accepting Control Over the One Person You Can…You!

Some of the best words I ever learned were: You can’t change others, only yourself. Another way I have heard this is: You can’t change others, just your reaction to them. There are two ways to control. One in which you try to control everything around the people in your life in hopes for making them think, feel, or act differently.  The other way is to try to actually get the other person to change the person they are so they can be who you want them to be. How many times have you tried, with no avail, to get someone to notice you, to make it easy for them to like you, spend time...

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