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Self-Massage as Emotional Regulation

We hear more and more about mindfulness as a way of staying present and regulating emotion.  But finding an inviting way to connect to your own body can be a great tool to add to your toolbox.  Staying connected to our bodies can help us maintain calm, move away from distracting thoughts, and feel good. Self-massage can be a great...[ 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 ]

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