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Stop Hating Your Body: Examining the Effects of a Negative Body Image

Clues… You are constantly receiving clues. They are the context that creates your perspective. Clues come from pop culture, gender roles, society’s expectations, and more. When it comes to your body, you use these clues to train your brain. Often, you focus on your “flaws.” Even when someone compliments you, you can’t even see what it is they like about...[ read more ]

How to Improve Your Work and Life Balance with Mindfulness

Life can often feel like a race. Some of us treat it like a sprint. Others see it as a marathon. Either way, there’s competition, pressure, and a finish line. This viewpoint can alter our work and life balance. Juggling our job and personal life gets trickier by the day. When these elements are out of balance, it can create...[ read more ]

Understanding How Children Grieve Can Help Us Cope With Loss as Adults

Processing grief can be confusing and overwhelming. Here is a piece about taking care of your inner child by giving yourself permission to grieve freely and without limitations. If you or someone you know needs support while navigating this process please reach out. Read Emily's blog here. Emily is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with the Center for Mindful...[ read more ]

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

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 there are so many factors to consider...[ read more ]