Strategies for Enhancing Mental Health and Building Resilience

Strategies for Enhancing Mental Health and Building Resilience

As we have shared several times, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme as outlined by Mental Health America is “where to start” and it has three action points: learn, act, advocate. We shared more about the "learn" action last week. This week, we want to expand on the "act" section. MHA expands on this single word directive...[ read more ]

What Is Your Window Of Tolerance and How To Stay Within It

window of tolerance and arousal states

Everyone has a window of tolerance within which we operate optimally. Unfortunately, various situations can throw us out of our window of tolerance. When that happens, we can go into a state of hyperarousal or a state of hypoarousal. In such states, we don't feel well, often exhibiting symptoms similar to anxiety or depression. Luckily, there are things we can...[ read more ]

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 ]

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