Our colleague and friend, Karen Severson, a few months ago decided to tell the experiences that has had throughout her career, She wrote a book! And Nicole Amenheuser from Sunbury Press Books read this book and sent us this: Karen Severson, M.D., gives us invaluable insight into dementia with her psychology background as well as [...]
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Anger, frustration and annoyed are on a spectrum of the same emotional experience. They are umbrella terms for a more specific feeling. If your anger is triggered, we need to go a level deeper in understanding ourselves to determine the actual experience. Some examples of things that make us “angry” are: Feeling: Disrespected Betrayed [...]
I find it really difficult to make people understand my point of view. I end up getting frustrated. What should I do?admin 2018-05-31T10:02:16+00:00
Everyone comes into a conversation/interaction with a different perspective. (think of how different people see optical illusions differently) They are making assumptions of your meaning based on their own experiences with you and with others. When we struggle with our ability to convey thoughts there are a few techniques you can use:1.) Ask them how [...]
If two soldiers both witness horrific atrocities, what is the difference between the one who develops PTSD and the one who doesn’t?admin 2018-05-31T10:02:43+00:00
This is a great question. There are multiple factors that impact how each person processes trauma. 1.) Perspective on how the person views their experience during the event. IF one soldier felt hopeless, helpless, extreme fear or horror, they are more likely to get PTSD. 2.) If one soldier feels guilt or shame (real [...]
Sexual Assault is devastating for both the Survivor and the people who love her/him. Often, those around the survivor find themselves at a loss for words due to their own vicarious trauma from the event. The experiences for these secondary victims vary depending on the person and sometimes even on the [...]
It seems hard to believe, but most people who question their knowledge feel like a fraud. As a matter of fact, a majority of professionals feel like they were just “winging it”. This phenomenon is called Imposter Syndrome, a term coined by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978. It is basically when very skilled [...]
A few years ago my son who was about 5 years old said to me one summer, “mom, I feel sad”. This happened day after day. I started asking questions, “Why are you sad?” he didn’t know. “What can I do to make you happy?” he didn’t know. Finally, I asked him, “When did you [...]
Behavior patterns can develop over time in a marriage that can foster feelings of dissatisfaction. In turn, this dissatisfaction can lead to anxiety and depression in one spouse or the other. Parenting behavior pattern differences are a major cause of friction in marriages, as well as anxiety and depression. In fact, [...]
A panic attack is the sudden onset of extreme symptoms of anxiety. These include at least four of these symptoms: intense fear or discomfort, pounding heart, palpitations, shaking, difficulties breathing, choking feeling, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, de-realization or depersonalization, fear of losing control, [...]
Neuroplasticity is a topic that I find fascinating. When I meet with clients who are feeling hopeless or frustrated with the path they are on, I always educate them about neuroplasticity therapy. It offers hope in a way that is easy to conceptualize for clients. It is concrete and backed by science. The basic [...]