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06
May

Addiction and Recovery: How Mindfulness May Help

An itchy sensation develops on your neck. Your first instinct is to scratch. But instead of reaching for the area, you wait for a second, studying the sensation. Is there another way to manage what you’re feeling? READ MORE Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in...
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23
Apr

Ask the Cruz Clinic Psychologist

Janis Haggerty, MS Mindfulness has been a popular subject lately. “The Mindful Revolution” was on the cover of Time Magazine and it is now widely accepted as an important behavioral tool to enhance our ability to cope with our stressful and hectic lives. Research supports mindfulness and meditation as ways to reduce anxiety, depression, and...
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20
Apr

Coping with Uncertainty in Troubling Times

Written by: Don Zaksek, PhD, LP As a clinical psychologist who oversees a small practice, I’ve spent many hours over the past few weeks discussing COVID 19. People’s fears, frustration, sadness, loneliness, guilt and shame have been an ever-present topic and remain on the forefront of my mind. Sometimes my friends and family ask if...
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07
Apr

Kids and the Covid-19 Crisis

Sometimes the wise idea of not involving children in adult concerns at home does not apply in times of crisis like the one we are currently facing. We are bombarded with information about the coronavirus, the number of people getting sick, number of dead individuals, etc. It is impossible to contain all this information and...
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01
Apr

What does boosting the immune system mean and should you do it?

You might be reading a few articles on social media about boosting your immune system.  A more accurate phrase would be activating or supporting immune function. A holistic or naturopathic approach can be a great option to prepare your immune system for foreign invaders or disease-causing agents. This holistic or “Naturopathic Approach” is based on a few mechanisms involved in cellular physiology. The three major lines of...
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18
Mar

COVID-19 Resources

Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety. For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. And for the one in five who already have mental health conditions –...
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05
Mar

Mental Health and Leadership

The most powerful tool in our mental toolbox is our ability to focus and be on task, even when our mental health is at stake. Many people do not realize the benefits of mentally focused work, such as leading meetings or delivering speeches that are well thought out and polished. A person who is mentally...
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20
Aug

Handling College Stress

As summer is quickly turning to fall, for many young people this means that it’s time to go BACK TO SCHOOL. While parents often look forward to the structure that the school-year offers, for students, this can be a very stressful time. Especially for new college students, back to school can mean a new school,...
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18
Mar

May – Mental Health Month

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path...
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