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EFT for Couples: 9 Steps to a Stronger, More Secure, and Happier Marriage

Couples therapy has undergone many productive shifts and transitions over the years. Through it all, the success rate of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) remains consistently impressive. Thus, EFT for couples has been studied extensively. Research shows the following: 70-75 percent of couples move from distress to recovery. These couples report being much happier with each other (compared to 35 percent...[ read more ]

Somatic Trauma Therapy: What Is It and How Can It Help Me?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a growing concern in the United States. Please take a moment and consider these numbers: At any given time, roughly 8 percent of Americans have PTSD. That’s about 25 million people navigating the symptoms below. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. One in nine women develop PTSD and that only includes...[ read more ]

Freeing Yourself From The Pressure of Perfections

Are you tired of working so hard to be perfect? Self-criticism masquerading as self-improvement is pervasive in today's culture of perfectionism, but it is not the only way to be your best self! Read Emily's blog here. Emily is a Associate Marriage & Family Therapist with the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy. Her goal is to help clients create ease in...[ read more ]

7 Ways You Can Calm Your Anxiety at Home

Stress is inevitable and unavoidable. Anxiety is not. But what if you find yourself having a harder and harder time trying to calm your anxiety? You know the symptoms: Sweating Heart racing Dry throat Tense muscles and more You can choose to "just live with it" or you can create patterns that help manage that anxiety. Needless to say, you,...[ read more ]

9 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Cope with Chronic Illness

According to the official definition, an illness is considered "chronic" if it lasts three or more months. Some of the more common chronic illnesses include: Cancer Arthritis Diabetes Stroke Obesity Chronic illnesses (in general) are: More frequent as we age Not preventable via vaccine Not cured by medication or surgery How then do we make peace with this challenging reality?...[ read more ]

I’ve got a bad feeling: Why you’re not doing it wrong when you feel bad

How can you cope with painful emotions? How do you begin to change patterns that may not be helping you anymore? Feeling bad is an inescapable part of being human. Learn some skills for taking care of yourself when things get rough. Read Felicia's blog here. Felicia Keller Boyle is a member of the CMP Intake and Web Teams and Associate Marriage...[ read more ]

Why Fit Matters: Finding Your Ideal Therapist

Why Fit Matters: Finding Your Ideal Therapist Have you thought about the qualities you are looking for in your next therapist? If so, how will you know when you’ve found the right fit? Perhaps, like many of us, you have been more focused on finding a therapist who can work with your schedule and budget. That is completely understandable as...[ read more ]

Holiday Stress and Family: Braving the Trip to the Button Factory

"A trusted colleague and friend said something that I return to year after year around this time. She said, "If you're feeling anxious about visiting family, that's because you're going to the button factory. These people know where all your buttons are, and exactly how to push them...because they made them." Read Emily's blog here. Emily is an Associate Marriage...[ read more ]