As the holiday season is approaching many of us will find ourselves in overcrowded living and dining rooms with family and friends we see once a year. In such close proximity, people can bring up hot button issues like religion and politics which can cause discomfort over a holiday meal. Below are a list of ways to maintain boundaries and prioritize a focus on the relationship using Marsha Linehan’s, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy technique that focuses on Interpersonal Effectiveness skills, GIVE.
We all know someone who we believe has an issue with substances. Whether it be alcohol, marijuana, pills, or powders, there is someone in our lives who we would say, “He/She has a problem.” But, what if that person is someone we are close to? What if that person is you?
Many of us are aware that the first step in solving a problem is admitting that there is one.
Glovan Pollak and Associates, dba: The Behavioral Wellness Group is very pleased to share with you that our programs are CARF Re-Accredited for the maximum allowable of Three years, until September 30, 2021! This is a testament to our commitment in meeting and exceeding the most stringent of professional standards in our profession! In the past 4 years, we have doubled our physical space, nearly tripled our Staff and have significantly expanded and added services in the areas of:
I heard this piece of a conversation between two friends as I jogged by them in the park the other day, “I was trying to act normal…” Then I passed them but not without being prompted to consider what that really means. So many of us appear “normal” or even beautiful, talented and rich such as the late Kate Spade. Yet many of us struggle with fitting in, appearing normal or masking our struggles.
Glovan Pollak and Associates, dba: The Behavioral Wellness Group is very pleased to share with you that our programs are CARF Re-Accredited for the maximum allowable of Three years, until September 30, 2021! This is a testament to our commitment in meeting and exceeding the most stringent of professional standards!
The Surveyors had many positive things to say in their report, including:
Divorce can be one of the most stressful events that a person encounters in their life. During a time when emotions are heightened and transitions are occurring rapidly, it is important to have strong connections and stability in your daily life.
Below are a list of helpful strategies to keep in mind throughout the divorce process which can assist you with not only surviving day to day but taking back control of your life to thrive:
This article is a follow up to one posted about six months ago acknowledging the anger that seems to be emanating from so many people based on political points of view. In some cases, it validates the rage that they may be feeling, but upon further reflection and inspection, it has been found that some of the emotional reactions are inflated by external sources (TV, social media, etc.). This has led to unnecessary stress.
The Grieving Process
I am often asked the question about what is “normal” from clients who have experienced a loss. It is a natural question to wonder how your grief might compare to others’ grief, what constitutes “normal” grief, and what might indicate the need for help in the process.