HOW TO COPE BETTER WITH STRESS (AND USE HEALTHY COPING STRATEGIES)

In this post, Heather Inouye will help you identify ineffective coping strategies and implement more effective alternatives to cope better with stress.   This article will help you: Identify your current approach to stress management (typical coping strategies) Acquire practical tools to cope better with your immediate stress symptoms Learn and practice effective coping strategies to manage your long-term stress   Heather Inouye is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#110232) based in Sierra Madre, California. Heather is currently under the supervision of Annie Miller, LMFT (#52595). To learn more about Heather and...

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Children and divorce

4 Things That Every Child Affected By Divorce Needs 

By Annie Miller, LMFT

 

This is blog post #2 in the series “Helping My Child Thrive After A Divorce.” Check out the first blog post in the series here

 

Are you wondering what divorce does to a child? Divorce is not easy for anyone. It is especially hard for kids. Researchers have found that the first year after divorce tends to be the hardest on kids. 

 

As a parent, you can help your child cope with the divorce much better if you understand what they need to help them get through this difficult time. Here are some things that every child who is coping with their parents’ divorce needs. 

holiday stress

How To Manage Holiday Stress 

By Christopher Nahumck, Ph.D., MDiv, MSW, MA   You may remember the holidays from your childhood fondly. You recall waking up early on Christmas and being so excited. Or, perhaps you think about spending weeks off school celebrating Hanukkah.  As an adult, the holidays may be different now. Holiday stress can ruin what is supposed to be the most "wonderful time of the year."    In between endless to-do lists and hosting holiday parties, you find yourself feeling overwhelmed. And, in spite of desperately wanting to feel joyful, it is elusive.  Instead of enjoying yourself,...

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Divorce, Child, Cope

Divorce Through The Eyes Of A Child

  By Annie Miller, LMFT   This is blog post #1 in the series "Helping My Child Cope After A Divorce."    Sometimes things breakdown in a relationship.  A marital relationship is no exception. A troubled marriage can leaves spouses hurt, confused, lost, and angry, especially when it leads to divorce.  Children are intuitive, and will often anticipate a divorce long before parents communicate this to the child. So, what does divorce look like for children and how can you help them cope? We have the answer below.    What Does Divorce Look Like Through The Eyes Of...

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Relationship counseling

Expert Tips: How To Enhance Emotional Intimacy In Any Relationship

By Annie Miller, LMFT

 

This past weekend, we kicked off our new Community Enrichment Series at Sync Counseling. We partnered with Coffee.JPEG in Sierra Madre, CA for this series.  Dr. Curtis Miller, Executive Director at Sync, spoke with couples about the key elements of “Making Love Work.” As I listened, I realized that his words could resonate in any kind of relationship, not only in a couple dynamic. Dr. Miller shared that there are two ways we live in our relationship with the world and with others: objective & subjective. These two things play a big part in the degree of intimacy present in our relationships. Here’s how.