Recognize Emotional Trauma In Adults: Vital Indicators

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | July 11, 2024

Recognizing emotional trauma in adults can be challenging, yet it’s essential for healing and recovery. Emotional trauma often manifests in various ways, impacting mental and physical health. As a mental health counselor, I’m here to guide you through the key indicators and offer practicaladvice on managing these symptoms. Understanding Emotional Trauma What Is Emotional Trauma?…

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Mindfulness and Self-Awareness: Enhance Your Life

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 28, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of peace and self-reflection can be challenging. Yet, practices like mindfulness and self-awareness are essential for maintaining mental health and overall well-being. This comprehensive guide will explore the benefits of mindfulness and self-awareness, providing valuable insights and practical tips to help you incorporate these practices into your daily life.…

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Healing From Trauma: Steps To Recovery

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 28, 2024

Healing trauma is a journey that requires patience, self-compassion, and the right strategies. As a mental health counselor, I understand how overwhelming it can be to navigate this path. Let’s explore some practical steps to help you on your way to recovery. Understanding Trauma And Its Impact Trauma can stem from various experiences, such as…

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What Does Healing From Trauma Look Like: Key Indicators

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 28, 2024

Healing from trauma is a deeply personal journey, and recognizing the signs of progress can be both empowering and reassuring. As a mental health counselor, I’ve seen many individuals navigate this path, and there are several key indicators that suggest you’re on the road to recovery. Key Indicators of Healing from Trauma Indicator Description Emotional…

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The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Mental Health: A Comprehensive Guide

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 12, 2024

Mindfulness has gained significant traction in recent years as a powerful tool for promoting mental well-being. This ancient practice, rooted in Buddhist traditions, involves cultivating a present-centered awareness and acceptance of one’s thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations without judgment. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the profound impact of mindfulness on various aspects of mental health,…

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Crafting Your Best Self: The Transformative Journey with Counseling

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 12, 2024

Embarking on a journey of personal growth can be a daunting yet rewarding endeavor. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose sight of our true selves. However, counseling offers a powerful avenue for self-discovery, enabling individuals to unlock their full potential and craft their best selves.…

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Who Do I Talk To About Relationship Problems?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 12, 2024

Relationships are the bedrock of our emotional well-being, yet they can also be a source of significant stress and discomfort. When we encounter problems in our relationships that we can’t resolve on our own, it’s crucial to seek professional help. As a trained mental health counselor with years of experience, I’ve guided many individuals and…

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Is Mindfulness And Meditation The Same Thing?

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | June 10, 2024

Mindfulness and meditation are often mentioned together, but they’re not the same thing. Understanding the differences and similarities between these practices can help you incorporate them into your daily life for better mental health and well-being. Here’s a table summarizing the similarities and differences between mindfulness and meditation based on the provided sources: Aspect Mindfulness…

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Why Little Things Make You Angry and How To React

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | April 15, 2024

Have you ever found yourself overreacting to something as trivial as a misplaced set of keys, or perhaps boiling with frustration because your phone charger won’t fit into the socket on the first try? It’s as though these tiny inconveniences are the straws that break the camel’s back, unleashing a storm of anger that seems…

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Rage Alerts: Spotting Anger Early

By Laurie Newcomb, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP | March 25, 2024

Anger is a natural emotion, but when it spirals out of control, it can have serious consequences for our health, relationships, and even our safety. That’s why understanding anger warning signs is crucial for everyone, including older adults and family caregivers. Recognizing these signs early can help in managing emotions effectively and maintaining a harmonious…