Mind body connection

5 ways to get your body involved with your mental health

2019-04-09T14:24:43-04:00

By Dave Hughes, LPCA Dave strongly believes that his clients see themselves as integrated beings. Our bodies and minds work together to maintain our overall wellbeing. Although therapy has traditionally been focused on a person’s brain, thoughts and emotions, recent studies have shown the deep connection between the mind and the physical body. The practice [...]

5 ways to get your body involved with your mental health2019-04-09T14:24:43-04:00

Helping Wake County Schools with Resiliency Training

2017-07-12T11:11:30-04:00

As part of Aspire’s move toward being a resiliency-focused counseling group, we are helping to train professionals in the Wake County Public School System in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). CRM is a skills-based model that helps people bring their nervous system back into balance after periods of chronic stress or a traumatic event. What’s [...]

Helping Wake County Schools with Resiliency Training2017-07-12T11:11:30-04:00

The decline of resiliency and what it means for your kids (and you)

2017-07-12T11:16:28-04:00

Time magazine recently ran a cover story titled “Anxiety, Depression and the American Adolescent: Why the Kids Are Not Alright,” which indicated 30% of girls and 20% of boys have had an anxiety disorder — that’s 6.3 million kids. Another three million have had a major depressive episode in the past year. The article asserts “adolescents [...]

The decline of resiliency and what it means for your kids (and you)2017-07-12T11:16:28-04:00

High anxiety gets nudged toward mindfulness

2017-07-12T11:40:40-04:00

My therapist probably (definitely) wouldn’t appreciate me saying this but, I suck at MANY things. From waking up on time to backflips to that stupid statistics class my junior year of college…there is a significantly long list of things I am inherently bad at. Recently, and probably more detrimental than my lack of backflipping skill, [...]

High anxiety gets nudged toward mindfulness2017-07-12T11:40:40-04:00

What is it about certainty?

2017-07-12T12:09:41-04:00

In college, one of my favorite songs was the Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine.” The lyrics felt like freedom to me and still do: I’m trying to tell you somethin’ about my life Maybe give me insight between black and white And the best thing you’ve ever done for me Is to help me take [...]

What is it about certainty?2017-07-12T12:09:41-04:00
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