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4 Healthy Ways to Distract Yourself from Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural dialogue between our mind and body. It’s a red flag that something might be going on in our surroundings that requires our attention.For most of us, anxiety is an uncomfortable but fleeting feeling that pops up on occasion during particularly stressful times. For some, anxiety may be more present and color more of their daily life....[ read more ]

The Mental Health Dangers of an Over-Stuffed School Schedule

For their children to succeed as adults, many parents think they’ve got to be involved in numerous extracurricular activities. Perhaps we believe this abundance of activities will foster a sense of pride and accomplishment. But is this excessive involvement in activities doing more harm than good?According to a study published in the journal “Sport, Education, and Society,” the social demands...[ read more ]

How to Help Children Understand Terrifying Events

As a parent, your job is to make sure your kids grow and develop in a safe and healthy environment. While it’s possible for you to control your immediate environment – your home –  it’s simply not possible to ensure the greater world around your child is safe and free from trauma or natural disasters.The latest research points to the...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety.Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy to feel a bit anxious on the first day of school...[ read more ]

EMDR and Flash for Trauma, Anxiety, and Attachment

EMDR Eye Movement Densitization Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a powerful tool for reducing the intensity of feelings around trauma, attachment, anxiety, and negative beliefs as well as other client concerns such as depression and stress. All Reflections clinicians are trained or certified in EMDR, and continue to take advanced training. We're excited to share the Flash protocol with our clients!...[ read more ]

4 Ways to Support Your LGBTQ Child When They’re Facing a School Bully

It’s easy for adults to forget what adolescence was like. The frustrations of figuring out the sometimes-foreign world around us combined with the cocktail of raging hormones that set our emotions off at the drop of a hat. Man, being a kid was hard!What can make an already-hard situation even harder for a young person is being “different” in some...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Child Deal with Their Anger

Many parents believe in the same myth: if they do everything right, their children will be happy. But that’s not how childhood works. No matter how much you love your child or how much you give to them in the way of attention and material items, kids are still going to experience all kinds of emotions, including anger.While childhood is...[ read more ]

Telehealth for Support Group Therapy

Many of us continue to try and make sense of this new world we live in – one in which the novel coronavirus dictates much of our daily routine. Some states are still mandating social distancing and wearing of masks. And many people are still out of work or working remotely for the unforeseeable future.This quarantine has certainly made life...[ read more ]

The Power of Connection

Our clinic slogan, "The Power of Connection," comes out of our work in relational trauma. It's also a great fit for today's project, our new Instagram account! Follow us at @reflectionsmentalhealthwi for more content on how we serve Madison, WI and surrounding areas for trauma, attachment, and anxiety therapy with children and teens. If your family is looking for more...[ read more ]

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