Valentine’s Day is more than a commercialized gimmick. There are evidence-based reasons for celebrating. Lean into the opportunity to boost happy hormones, strengthen social connections, and yield dividends with positive investments. Remember, celebrations do not have to be elaborate to be meaningful. Here are 10+ ways to start this year’s Valentine’s Day with a healthy boost of dopamine.
More than a buzzword, a growth mindset is a positive, can-do frame of reference. One who operates with this perspective does not get derailed from missteps, setbacks, or unexpected changes. An individual with a growth mindset might say (or think) something like, “I’m not sure exactly how to do this, but I can find out how.”
Today, we are far enough removed from their scandal to adore and gush over the magical moment of Jesus’ birth. Mary’s scandal is the offer of hope.
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Verbalizing is helpful, but the next best step is to physically express and emote ideas, visuals, and interpretations. This is how somatic therapy, play therapy, music therapy, and art therapy have become field norms in counseling. Healing needs and depths of healing are unique. Talk therapy has limitations.
There are relationships where it may make the most sense to chunk the deuce, peace out, swan song, mic drop, sayonara…you get it. For those of you who have had to heal from pain at the end of any relationship, here are 5 ways to bounce back after a breakup.
If you have struggled with self-esteem, identity, purpose, or perceived yourself through a negative lens, consider counseling with a faith-based professional. Bringing these core identity concerns into psychotherapy with an attentive, compassionate, and insightful professional may help assist you in transforming what counselors call Automatic Negative Thoughts.
Cue the confetti. Grab the party horn. Don a festive hat. The time to congratulate, celebrate, and consider JJC’s third summer of service is NOW! Whoop WhoopIf you have followed JJC for any amount of time, you are familiar with Founder, Jennifer Lytle’s personal emphases on specific moments of reflection and rejoicing. This year is …
It’s ideal for both client and counselor to help one another adhere to timing . . . and if your counselor is ever late, allow them a good faith effort to address and correct the issue. Otherwise, you’ve simply averted confrontation. That might be the very reason you are in counseling at all. What better time to practice than when your therapist is late?