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It’s the Most Stressful Time of the Year: Six Simple Techniques to Managing Holiday Anxiety

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … or is it? The holidays are typically filled with family and friends, traveling, good food, and fun. And these very things—while often wonderful—can also be potential landmines of decades-old interpersonal conflict, negative patterns, and stress, all of which lead to anxiety for many adults and adolescents. […]

School and the Mind-Body Connection

It seems like we blinked, and summer was over—and school began. If you notice that your child seems to have more medical conditions during school, you aren’t imagining things. Many medical issues are frequently triggered by the stress of school, manifesting themselves during the school year more on weekdays than on weekends, holidays, and vacations. […]

Managing Performance Anxiety In Teens (Los Gatos Teen Therapy)

We were proud to participate in Los Gatos Teen Therapy’s blog series 31 Days To A Better Life With Your Teen, bringing together 31 teen and family experts including educators, therapists, doctors, and others. The blog series discusses behavior management and boundary setting, identifying and treating eating disorders, depression and self-harm, recognizing and addressing drug use, […]

Self-Hypnosis in Sochi: Olympic Athletes’ Secret Weapon

Visualization has long been an essential training component for elite athletes. From golf legend Tiger Woods to U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Soccer Player Brandi Chastain, methodically envisioning each stroke or scenario was an essential tool in preparing to win – and in their cases, win big. Also called medical hypnosis, self-hypnosis or mental imagery, visualization […]