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Mar
19
Guided Imagery to Letting Go Of Anxiety to Find Peace and Calm








In this video, Ginny Vose, Counselor with JCAC, leads you through an exercise to learn how to physically and mentally relax through your stress or anxiety. You will learn how to incorporate grounding techniques, such a breathing, contracting your body, and imagery, to relax your mind and body.



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Mar
05
Soothing Grounding: 7 Ways to Calm Your Mind (Part 3 of 3)







In this video, Alice Hamrick, Counselor with JCAC, discusses one type of Grounding. You will learn 7 ways how to focus your mind using Soothing Grounding. These include thinking about your favorite things, repeating inspiring quotes to yourself, and practicing selfcare. Check out our previous videos on Mental and Physical Grounding to learn how to calm your mind using techniques such as imagery, reading, mental games, stretching, breathing, and more.


Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharett...


Feb
25
Physical Grounding: Anchor Your Body - Calm Your Mind (Part 2 of 3)





In this video, Alice Hamrick, Counselor with JCAC, discusses another type of Grounding to help with Anxiety. You will learn 5 ways to anchor your body in order to calm your mind, using Physical Grounding. These include stretching, breathing, and more. Stay tuned Alice's last grounding video next week where she will discuss Soothing Grounding.


Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.


For our website...


Feb
19
Mental Grounding: 5 Ways to Calm Your Mind (Part 1 of 3)







In this video, Alice Hamrick, Counselor with JCAC, discusses one type of Grounding to help with Anxiety. You will learn 5 ways on how to focus your mind using Mental Grounding. These include imagery, reading, or playing mental games. Stay tuned for future videos that discuss Physical and Soothing Grounding.



Johns Creek and Alpharetta Counseling (#JCAC) is a warm and family orientated counseling practice in Alpharetta, Ga. We offer online counseling services in the states of Georgia and Florida. We offer in-office counseling service at our Alpharetta office which is conveniently located to serve Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming, Ga.


For our website be sure to Click Here


To schedule, a...


Dec
28
Dec
01
Holiday Crafts: Adult Self Care

Holiday Crafts


By: Chloe Harper, Clinical Intern with JCAC




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The holidays are vastly approaching and self-care can take many different forms! This first craft is one of many of our count down to the holidays! This craft will help add a little mindfulness to your day and to remind yourself of how amazing you are! Or it can turn into a cute house decoration! Mindfulness can be practiced just by taking time for yourself and doing this craft :).



What you will need:


option 1: mindfulness jar


-1 Mason Jar


- Scrapes of colorful Paper


- yarn or ribbon



Option 2: house decoration


- mason jar


- Christmas holiday decoration of some sort


- sharpie


- wine bottle lights or jar lights ( Dollar tree has them for a do...


Nov
30
What Things Are You Grateful For?

What Things Are You Grateful For?


By: Chloe, Clinical Intern with JCAC



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Oct
28
Being kind to me

Being Kind To Me


By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical intern at JCAC

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Let this blog be a reminder to water yourself throughout the week! Take the time to tune in and become more present with yourself. Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of life, when tend to forget to check-in with ourselves to see if we are doing okay. For some extra help tuning in, I have found a great self-care action plan to help you assess what you need to do. The self-care action plan starts out by asking about what your signs of burnout are. Burnout is a term used to refer to when someone is overall exhausted; symptoms may look like feeling tired, lower immunity, headaches, and muscle pain. Then the worksheet goes into...


Oct
15
How To Find A Therapist

How To Find A Therapist



By: Chloe Gabrielle Harper, Clinical Intern at JCAC


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A question that is pretty common is “How Do I Find A Therapist?”. You are sitting in your bed and you realize that it is time to make a change, so you talk to your friend and he or she tells you maybe you need a therapist. You do a wild google search and words come up like “mental health counselor”, “clinical counselor”, “mental health technician”, “telehealth mental professional”, “psychiatrist”, and “psychologist”, and the list continues! You have asked you, friends, you have gone through 8 pages of google sites, and side links; a...


Oct
06
How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness



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How To Teach Your Child Mindfulness



By: Chloe Harper



Mindfulness is something that everyone should learn how to do, no matter the age. Mindfulness is a tool that can allow any individual to regulate their own internal functioning and emotions. That sounds practical for an adult to learn, but what about a child? A lot of parents ask what can mindfulness do for their child. David Gelles writes in the New York times about the benefits of mindfulness for children; the simplest practices help a child to learn how to be gentle, accepting, reducing anxiety, increasing happiness, and creating early habits.



When to begin?


Parents can begin as early as infancy when teaching mindfulness to their bab...


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