Mental Health

EMDR at Spirit-Mind-Body Connections Counseling, PLLC

I have completed a 50 hour EMDR therapist training course that included 20 hours of didactic learning, 20 hours of practicum and 10 hours of consultation. Having completed this course August 2018, I am currently pursing an optional certification through the EMDRIA organization. Becoming a certified EMDR therapist involves further continuing education and consultation with… Continue reading EMDR at Spirit-Mind-Body Connections Counseling, PLLC

Substance Abuse

Why Small Conversations Make a Big Impression | SAMHSA

Check out this article from SAMHSA about talking with youth about substance abuse. Many schools are having a Red Ribbon Week to provide education in this area. Red ribbon week is the perfect opportunity to bring up these issues with your children and reinforce what is being taught at school. What are you child’s views… Continue reading Why Small Conversations Make a Big Impression | SAMHSA

Parenting

What’s the difference between Punishment and Discipline?

Punishment – teaches resentment and fear and can lower self esteem. Punishments include: Threats, yelling and put-downs where sometimes threats are carried out, sometimes not and yelling makes things worse. Taking things away for both small and big things which have nothing to do with what the child did wrong. Spanking and hitting show children… Continue reading What’s the difference between Punishment and Discipline?