Archive for the ‘Stress’ Category

24 Jun

Where Did Summer Vacation Go?

  Summer vacation has been a ritual that Americans undertake every year since the 1950’s. I remember going to the Jersey shore each year with my family. It was a time to load up the car with a variety of clothes, bikes and beach stuff.… Read More

10 Dec

Rules of Engagement: When Adult Children Come Home for the Holidays

For many of us holidays have a sort of sacred meaning with familiar traditions and family togetherness across generations. And then everything changes. Parents and grandparents die. Kids grow up, leave home and bring new people to the table. How can we adapt to change,… Read More

24 Nov

How to Support Someone with PTSD

Do you know someone suffering from PTSD? Here are some tips on how you can support your loved ones who may be struggling. Realize that stigma is a barrier to getting treatment. Ask them if talking would help, but do not push if they are… Read More

20 Nov

Navigating Difficult Family Dynamics During the Holidays

No matter how old we are, how successful we are in life, or how experienced we are in dealing with relationships, the stress of holiday get-togethers can be a challenge. During this time of year, it’s a good idea to have some strategies in place… Read More

18 Mar

Parenting and Stress Management

Parenting is hard. No question about it. Just look around and you can see parents screaming at their kids, scowling silently or perhaps close to tears. Children have a way of getting into the deepest and most primal part of our psyches. When we least… Read More

11 Nov

Talking to Yourself

There are too many things to do these days to fit into the time available. But we try our best. We juggle. We fit a lot into too few hours. We run. We add to our to-do list. We do more than one thing at… Read More

1 Aug

Filling Our Time With What Matters Most

One of my clients recently came in and expressed his feelings of overwhelm. He felt overcommitted at work, stressed at home, and generally confused. He said that he didn't feel that there was any time left for him. I reminded him that to stay in… Read More

30 May

Incorporating EMDR into my therapy practice

A Personal History of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing at Council for Relationships by Senior Staff Therapist Michael D'Antonio.  From ancient times, Europeans searched for a specific missing ingredient for their cuisine: an acidic base for sauces. They tried pomegranates, then cranberries: with mixed success.… Read More