Taking Responsibility in a Codependent Relationship

You know the worst thing about living alone? When you misplace something, you have no one to blame but yourself. I was looking for my headphones the other day. I was frustrated that I couldn’t find a single pair and more frustrated I had no one to blame but me! That got me thinking about…

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Improve Your Life with Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, is a non-invasive, evidence-based treatment approach. It involves the monitoring and self-regulation of brainwave activity to improve brain function. By utilizing real-time feedback of your brain’s activity, neurofeedback teaches your brain how to modify how fast or slow it fires. This, ultimately leads to enhancing your mental…

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Play to Help Improve your Mood

Ever wonder what your therapists do when you’re not around? This day, I caught them playing! And as the head of the practice, I wholeheartedly support that! Why, you ask? Because play is an important part of good mental health!   Benefits of Play on Mental Wellness Burns Off Stress. Dot-com companies have known for…

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Keeping Cool During a Child’s Tantrums

Tantrums can be so frustrating. It feels like your child is crying and screaming about something so unimportant. You may find it hard to keep your cool when you are so annoyed. Why won’t your kid be reasonable so you can both move on with your day? What can you do to help tantrums become…

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How Neurofeedback Helped Me

As the founder of Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, I first learned about neurofeedback when I met Melissa Hergert of BrainTrain Centers, Inc. over 5 years ago. Melissa introduced me to neurofeedback with the offer of a complimentary Brain Map and follow-up report of findings. It came at just the right time. I spent over…

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Understanding Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a proven method of helping clients heal. This article answers two questions. First, what is hypnotherapy and second, can it help treat anxiety? What is hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is often misunderstood and has been incorrectly linked to performance hypnotism (think making people cluck like a chicken). Hypnotherapy is not that. You may unknowingly be…

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Ways to Become More Positive

Took a nice long walk last night and struck up a conversation with a gentleman who was working in his very big, very steep yard. “The weeds have gotten away from me this year,” he said, “What will all this rain we’ve had.” Before I thought about it, I responded, “Yes, the rain’s been bad…

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Exercise to Improve your Mental Health

Clients often ask if there are non-medication routes they can take to help with their anxiety, depression, or other related disorders. While sometimes medication is absolutely necessary, we can sometimes make lifestyle changes that will suffice to improve our mental health or at least support and improve our outcome if we need medication, too. I…

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Signs of Depression and Answers to Important Questions

With reports of celebrity suicides, mass shootings and other acts by the mentally ill, depression and mental health are among the most important topics of discussion today. This article explains signs of depression, what it looks like, how it feels to be depressed and how you can help someone who is depressed. What does depression…

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