The C A R E System for Kids

When world events like terrorism or random violence occur, it's hard enough for adults to manage their feelings- but it can be even tougher helping kids to navigate.  The CARE system was created by Dr. Chloe Carmichael to help adults find healthy ways to cope with anger or anxiety related to frightening world events.  To use the CARE system with kids, first remember that your own sense of calm is important-- so make sure you are doing the CAR [ + ]

The CARE System for Difficult World Events

Sep 1, 2016

Coping with terrorism and violence in the news   With all the issues facing our world today, I've had more clients than ever before seeking help to manage stress from things like terrorism, police shootings, or other acts of violence.  I applaud people who are able to recognize this stress and want to face it in a constructive and healthy way.  It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable and share that current events are making you f [ + ]

How to Manage Changes and Transitions Successfully!

"The only thing that is constant is change."   -Heraclitus, 500 B.C.E     Life is Full of Changes and Transitions Have you ever heard the saying, “The only thing that is constant thing is change”?  It was said first by Heraclitus, about 2500 years ago- yet it still rings true today.  Whether you’re relocating to a new city, finding or ending a relationship, or navigating a promotion or other job change, life is challenging you t [ + ]

Don’t Feel Chemistry With Nice Guys? Here’s How to Change That!

Feb 16, 2016

Nervous excitement can confuse your heart! Have you ever felt frustrated that you seem to get hopelessly "head over heels" for unavailable men, yet find yourself hopelessly impervious to the advances of nice guys who are genuinely available and ready for a serious relationship?  Would you like to change this pattern so you can finally start enjoying a great relationship and quit wasting time with men who play hot-and-cold with your emotions? [ + ]

The Path to Mindfulness Part 3: Emotion and Thought Awareness

Jan 26, 2016

  Mindfulness Gives Us Perspective on Thoughts and Emotions  Mindfulness of thoughts and emotions gives us a “bird's eye view” of what’s happening with ourselves and facilitates healthier perspective-taking.  Issues are more manageable when we can observe them rather than just experiencing them without any sense of perspective.   Real-world examples of mindfulness and management of thoughts/emotions A simple example of b [ + ]

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