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Sep
30
3 Proven Tips To Help Build Confidence in Your Child | Fostering Self Esteem Part 2: Discipline

Most parents want to see their children become confident and independent adults with good self esteem. In this series, Erica explores how you can foster self esteem and confidence at home with your Priorities, Discipline, and Building Character. In part 2, Erica dives into your discipline and boundary setting and gives examples to use discipline to grow confidence and character, rather than bringing out problem behavior like lying.


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Sep
23
Fostering Confidence in Children Part 1: Priorities | Counselor Led Parenting Talk

Most parents want to see their children become confident and independent adults. In this series, Erica explores how you can foster that confidence at home with your Priorities, Discipline, and Building Character. In part one, Erica dives into your priorities in parenting and how you can help your child discover their personal strengths


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Aug
31
Decrease Your Worry With This Easy Tool: EFT Emotional Freedom Tapping



Decrease Your Worry With This Easy Tool: EFT Emotional Freedom Tapping





JCAC Counselor, Ginny Vose, explains Emotional Freedom Tapping (EFT), and guides you through how to use "Psychological Acupuncture" to help you reduce anxiety, pain, and emotional stress. EFT is the action of tapping meridian points, or "emotional hot spots", on your body to restore balance to your body's energy.




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Aug
29
You Are Worth Tomorrow | How To Prevent Suicide & Protect The Ones You Love



You Are Worth Tomorrow | How To Prevent Suicide & Protect The Ones You Love





Suicide can be a tough topic to talk about. The word alone seems to be spoken about in whispers or brings up fear for many people. The more we're able to create an open dialogue surrounding suicide, the more we can help prevent suicide.




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Aug
26
5 Warning Signs of Postpartum DEPRESSION | What It Feels Like, How To Get Help


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Postpartum depression is a hard topic for new mothers to talk about, and can often be dismissed as “the baby blues”. In this video, Mikayla Minehart, APC, talks about the differences between the baby blues and PPD, as well as discusses the many ways postpartum depression can present itself in new mothers, and how to reach out for help if you think you or your loved one has postpartum depression.



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Aug
23
Guided Imagery To Decrease School Anxiety | Counselor Led Anxiety Reduction Tool



Guided Imagery To Decrease School Anxiety | Counselor Led Anxiety Reduction Tool






JCAC Counselor, Erica Gregory, guides you through a guided imagery to help you calm anxiety around school. Whether it's about going back to school, facing a hard test, or anything you may be dreading, this video can help you take back control of your thoughts and emotions, allowing you to feel more empowered and confident as you face something hard.



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Jul
13
What Is Animal Assisted Therapy? FAQs Answered by a JCAC Counselor


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What is Animal Assisted Therapy?


Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. At Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling, we currently have one therapy dog, Zoey, that works in our office.




How can having an animal, like Zoey, help in therapy sessions?


Scientific studies have shown that animals can help to relax people in many ways. Animals help improve motivation and engagement in therapy. This could result in a shorter recovery process. Animals provide a sense of security and emotional support. They show unconditional love. Research shows t...


Jun
29
What Is Parent Coaching? FAQs Answered by a JCAC Counselor

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What are parent coaching sessions?


Parent coaching sessions are focused on learning better ways to help your child manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but they also help parents better communicate with their child. Parent coaching sessions typically consist of 4 parts: 1) Considering and adjusting your current perspective, 2) Reconnecting with your child, 3) Learning new parenting strategies and techniques to try, and 4) Practicing and continuing those new strategies in daily life.



What are some things that I will learn in a parent coaching session?


During a parent coaching session, we go over: using proactive and preventative techniques; seeing what life is like through the eyes...

Jun
24
Understanding Your Child's Anxiety Part 4 | Behavior Changes & How To Calm Your Child's Anxiety






What are the behaviors children exhibit if they have Anxiety? In the 4th and final part of this series, Erica discusses the body symptoms your child may experience and how these body symptoms relate to anxiety when kids are triggered by an anxious situation. She shares tips for parents on how to talk about anxiety with their child, modeling behaviors, and the importance of staying calm.



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Jun
22
What Is ANXIETY? FAQs Answered by a JCAC Counselor



What is anxiety?


Anxiety is an emotion of anticipation, dread, and uneasiness. This feeling can be quite normal in stressful situations like public speaking or trying something for the first time. Anxiety is characterized as a disorder when symptoms are chronic and interfere with daily functioning. Anxiety has both cognitive and physiological symptoms, which may coexist simultaneously. The cognitive symptoms include difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, uncontrollable thoughts, irrational fears etc. Physiological symptoms include-- rapid breathing, perspiration, increased heart rate, muscle tension, and fatigue/weakness etc. It is also important to remember, anxiety is individualized ...


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