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My dear mother once told me that “children don’t come with a set of instructions; we do the best we can to raise them.” She was incredibly right! Parents do the best they can to raise their children, frequently with the parenting skills that were modelled to them by their own parents...
JUNE IS PTSD AWARENESS MONTH
 
After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many, the effects of the event fade as time progresses...
MEDITATION AND STRESS AWARENESS
 
For most people, stress is a part of every day life- a fact of life we learn to live with. However, you should not feel powerless in the face of stress...
SUICIDE PREVENTION AND COPING WITH DEPRESSION...TALKING HELPS!
 
Talking is hard, but it helps save lives. If you or a loved one are feeling down, depressed, or considering suicide, please reach out for help...
NAVIGATING CHALLENGING TIMES
 
Lotus Counseling Center invites you to consider these helpful tips when faced with the stress of today’s uncertainty and discord...
RECOGNIZING EMOTIONAL ABUSE
 
Emotional abuse is characterized by a pattern of behaviors that insults, threatens, rejects, blames, manipulates, isolates, degrades, punishes, humiliates or exerts control over another. Emotional abuse can occur in any significant interpersonal relationship including intimate partnerships, work relationships, and among family and friendships...
MANAGING HOLIDAY STRESS
 
Don't get buried under holiday stress this year! Keep these quick, easy tips in mind to manage stress during the holidays:
 
Stick to your self-care routine. Remember to take care of yourself while "taking care of business" by continuing to do the activities that help you relax...
DEMYSTIFYING EMOTIONAL REGULATION

Stressful thoughts and situations often trigger emotional reactions that can cause you to feel uncomfortable, lost, or out of control. However, regulating your emotions is easier than it seems. Detailed below are straightforward methods for harnessing the power of your emotions and channeling challenging moments into positive learning experiences.

 

  1. Pause.
  2. Ground yourself.
  3. Label your emotions.
  4. Process.
  5. Reflect.

 

The highly competent therapists at Lotus Counseling Center are well-versed in how to practice emotional regulation. Beginning therapy with one of our staff members can provide you with the tools to be able to pause, ground, label, process and reflect. Call us today to learn more about what you can do to demystify emotional regulation...

COUPLES COUNSELING FOR ONE
I sometimes get calls from individuals who want to come in for couples counseling, but their partner is hesitant, or totally unwilling, to make that first appointment.  Oftentimes the partner who is resistant to therapy feels like they will be blamed for everything wrong in the relationship; he or she might feel uncomfortable speaking about personal problems, or may have had negative experiences in therapy in the past.   But, couples counseling is still an option.  As counterintuitive as it may seem, couples counseling for one can be extremely beneficial to creating a healthy, functional relationship...
KEEPING IT TOGETHER WHILE BREAKING UP
A break-up can be one of the most painful and challenging experiences that life throws at you. Fortunately, this transition can be navigated more smoothly by heading a few easy tips. Read on to learn what you can do to ease the distress and turmoil of breaking up...
WHAT TO EXPECT IN COUPLES COUNSELING
Is your relationship going through a rough patch?  Are you feeling disconnected from your partner?  Have you lost that loving feeling?  Whether you have long standing, deep-rooted issues or just want to create a happier, more loving and passionate partnership...Couples counseling can help get your relationship back on the right track...
ASK MEN MAGAZINE: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE CRUSH, BY EVA HALLSTROM-CONKRIGHT
Our very own Eva Hallstrom-Conkright, speaks to Ask Men Magazine about crushes and what they really say about you...
TOP 20 PROFESSIONALS UNDER FORTY: DR. MARIA DEL PILAR FERNANDEZ
We are proud to announce we have a celebrity in our midst! Lotus Counseling's Dr. Maria del Pilar Fernandez was chosen by Brickell Magazine for the May/June issue feature: Top 20 Professionals Under Forty!...
THE PATH TO MINDFULNESS: MAKING MEDITATION FUN AND EFFECTIVE
If you're finding it difficult to wind down, decompress, or relax, mindfulness and meditation techniques may be right for you! Mindfulness refers to being present in the moment, noticing one’s surroundings and inner experience as the moment is happening. Mindfulness draws you away from anxious thoughts about the past and future, allowing you to be a part of the present more fully....
THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE: DEVELOPING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE THROUGH AWARENESS
How does that make you feel?” All cliché’s about mental health aside, asking yourself this question from time to time can yield meaningful insights into your emotional world. These insights allow you to better navigate the varied terrain, the dips and peaks, of your life experiences. Learning how to explore and comprehend the nuances of your rich emotional world can be downright therapeutic....
HOW THERAPY CAN MAKE YOUR BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS WORK!
Maintaining respectful, relationships with co-workers is key to business success, but work demands compress stress and strain onto these relationships. Use your business savvy by investing in therapy as a tool to mend your working relationships and to ensure the well being of your business. By enlisting the help of our esteemed, competent therapists at Lotus Counseling Center, you can learn skills through therapy that would benefit your business such as...
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