Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Relaxation!

English: Cape Cod beach at sunset, Race Point ...
English: Cape Cod beach at sunset, Race Point Beach Français : Coucher de soleil sur la plage du Cap Cod, dans le Massachusetts (États-Unis). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m a big fan of relaxation, time alone, introspection, and meditation. These are things that help re-structure your mind an focus your attention. It’s always good to take a time out and treat yourself to personal time. The more you focus on self-care (taking care of your self), the better you will be for those you love, for those who need you, and for yourself.

I liken this life to a race. In a race we have to be physically fit, mentally strong, emotionally stable, and motivated. How do runners prepare for a marathon? By working hard on themselves! In order to get through daily life, it’s important that you take care of yourself. We have to get to the finish line, but we cannot get there unhealthy. Here are a few ways I cope with stress:

  1. Read (reading a book in bed is nice at times)
  2. Sleep in
  3. Write (journaling, blogging, etc.)
  4. Pray (prayer is simply talking to God about the things that bother you and asking Him to intervene. Prayer does not have to be a formal activity. Be yourself and relax).
  5. Go for a walk with loved ones
  6. Photography (“buy a nice camera and take pictures of nature, family, and friends”)
  7. Exercise (swim, yoga, walking, jogging, Zumba, aerobics, hiking, gym nastics)
  8. Meditate
  9. Engage in introspection (sit quietly and rest your mind and soul)
  10. Go for a drive
  11. Stroll through the mall
  12. Buy yourself something nice (doesn’t have to be expensive!)
  13. Listen to podcasts online
  14. Listen to music (upbeat music can have a positive effect on mood, while slower-paced music can encourage feelings of depression. There are times, however, when lower paced music can give you a sense of peace and calm).
  15. Try Pilates

For 38 ways to relax, visit my sister-site at: Caregivers, Family, & Friends!

All the best

   
As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

Please check www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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