Archive for the ‘Stress’ Category

9 Oct

Why the Crisis of Teen Suicide Needs More Attention

We at Council for Relationships agree with Dr. Daniel Taylor’s article that ran in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. We appreciate all of the work that he and his colleagues at Drexel University School of Medicine and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children have done in this area,… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Talk to Your Kids

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What About the Children? Ben King and Laurel Roe, staff therapists at CFR, share their insights below on how to talk to your kids about the shooting in Las Vegas this week. “I am so upset that my children are growing up in this world.” … Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the Las Vegas Shooting: How to Respond When We Feel Powerless

It was the first thing we heard yesterday when we woke up here in Eastern Standard Time.  There had been another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas at an outdoor music festival. It was the worst shooting in our national history, said the news. After the devastation… Read More

3 Oct

Practicing Everyday Self-Care in the Wake of Tragedy

Once again, we are in shock at the capacity of a human being to damage and kill other people—and there is nothing comprehensible about such carnage. The many feelings you may feel at a time like this—shock, anger, sadness, horror, fear, hopelessness—can easily lead to… Read More

3 Oct

Processing Emotions and Connecting with Community After a Mass Shooting

I personally have never experienced trauma related to gun violence. But, the emotion I feel each time this happens is hopelessness. Our society has adopted a certain performance mechanism to these acts of terror—we awaken with shock and horror, but quickly bury these emotions. Instead,… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the News of a Mass Shooting: Fighting Fear with Love

Waking up in the aftermath of a tragedy is jarring. This morning, I reached for my phone alarm, but before I could press snooze, I was startled by the number of texts from my friends and family. A CNN alert proclaimed a mass shooting. I… Read More

23 Aug

What an Eclipse and Therapy Have in Common

A commentator said of Monday’s eclipse, “Everyone was just a person with something in common at that moment.”  At Council for Relationships, we know that the need for therapy is something that everyone has in common – either at certain points in life or on… Read More

27 Apr

Video: The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veteran’s Mental Health

The Greater Philadelphia Conference on Veteran's Mental Health will take place May 5, 2017. This full-day event features some of the nation’s leading experts in military and Veteran behavioral health. Veterans, military families, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and mental health professionals are all welcome. For… Read More

23 Jan

Benchmarks of Self-Care

Shadeen Francis is a Staff Therapist at CFR, specializing in sex therapy at University City office. To request an appointment with Shadeen, click here or call Client Care at 215-382-6680 extension 1. If we were to image life as a journey, self-care could be the wagon that carries… Read More

4 Aug

End of Summer or Never-Ending Summer?

It's mid-August and there are, what feels like, many days left until the kiddos return to school. Camps are completed and vacations are now just (mostly) happy memories. How do we survive the next days with the kids while trying to do some work and stay cool,… Read More

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