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Dec
18

Mindful Motherhood: Prioritizing Mental Health for Stay-at-Home Moms



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What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment without judgment, a valauble tool for stay-at-home moms facing the challenges of motherhood.



Understanding Mindfulness in Motherhood


Mindfulness helps mothers navigate day-to-day chaos with calmness. It fosters a meaningful connections with their children. By being present in the moment, you're able to build memories, but also reduce overwhelming yourself by allowing yourself as mom to focus on one task at a time. Overall, mindfulness helps relieve stress, provide mental clarity, and promote self-compassion, all contributing to the wellbeing of stay-at-home moms in their fulfilling journey of raising ther...


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
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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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 ...


Jun
17

Understanding Your Child's Anxiety Symptoms, Part 3 | Increased Need For Control







What are the behaviors children exhibit if they have Anxiety? In Part 3 of this 4 part series, Erica discusses the behaviors associated with an "increased need for control" and how your child may experience this symptom of anxiety when they are triggered by an anxious situation. She shares tips for parents on how to talk about anxiety with their child, modeling behaviors, as well as explains the benefits of play therapy for your child. Next week, in Part 4, Erica will discuss the physical body symptoms your child may present when triggered by anxiety.



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Jun
10

Understanding Your Child's Anxiety Symptoms, Part 2 | Avoidance & How To Support Your Child







What are the behaviors children exhibit if they have Anxiety? In Part 2 of this 4 part series, Erica discusses the behavior of “avoidance” and how your child may experience this symptom of anxiety when they are triggered by an anxious situation. She shares tips for parents on how to talk about anxiety with their child, modeling behaviors, as well as explains the benefits of play therapy for your child. Next week, in Part 3, Erica will discuss your child’s increased need for control when experiencing anxiety.




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Jun
03

4 Symptoms of Anxiety In Children Explained⎮Part 1: Behavior Changes







This video is a 5 part series about what anxiety looks like in children and what parents can do to support their child with Anxiety. In Part One of our series on What Anxiety Looks Like in Children, Erica discusses the Behavioral changes your child may experience when they are triggered by an anxious situation. Erica explains the differences in what anxiety looks like in children versus adults and how children communicate that they are feeling anxious. Check out Part 2 next week where Erica discusses avoidance and what it looks like in children with anxiety!



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May
26

Guided Imagery... START YOUR DAY by CHALLENGING ANXIETY








JCAC Counselor, Ginny Vose, guides you through a guided imagery meditation to create a clean start to your morning. Giving you a space and exercise to let go and start your day with a clear vision and a new focus of where your day will go. You have the control to make a new future!


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May
26

4 Tips to Take Power Back From Emotional Triggers⎮Step-By-Step Guide






In this video, Erica discusses a therapeutic intervention to understand triggers when dealing with a heavy emotion. Why the emotion is there and how to take control over the emotion. Erica breaks it down into 4 easy steps to understand your triggers! Triggers can come out of nowhere and this is a guide to help you manage the emotions and know what to do next!! Erica offers tips that help identify and explain the feelings that are triggering you! By taking just the FIRST step in this emotional regulation technique, you will be able to gain control and be able to take away 80% of the emotional reactivity! Check out this video and the redshirt short on our JCAC channel to learn more about trig...