He sat in his room and felt so alone. He struggled to breathe and other times wondered if he should even keep on breathing. It was incredibly draining for him to pretend to be ok. He wanted to cry, but refused. He felt like he was drowning. His life seemed […]

A STORY OF HITTING ROCK BOTTOM AND A NEW BEGINNING


What happens to us when we become too stressed or too emotional? Quite simply, biology kicks in and affects our ability to mentally perform. Every human will at some point experience this and knowing what happens and how to control it can save relationships, jobs, and many other life experiences. […]

HOW BIOLOGY AFFECTS YOUR ABILITY TO MENTALLY PERFORM


Many of us understand the effects of alcohol intoxication. We seem to notice that our perceptions are altered, reaction time is slowed, we tend to do things we wouldn’t normally do, heart rate is lowered, fine motor functioning is impaired and eventually gross motor functioning is impaired. Pretty much we […]

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN EMOTIONALLY INTOXICATED?



Many of us have heard the stories of countless heroes who have faced some of the scariest events in life and then were deemed fearless; as if they didn’t have any fear. In fact, an outfitting company has coined the phrase “No Fear.”   We also hear of numerous stories […]

TWO SIMPLE STEPS TO MANAGE FEAR


There is always in an inner game being played in your mind no matter what outer game you are playing. How you play this game usually makes the difference between success and failure. – Tim Gallwey   Facing difficult circumstances and challenges can be quite difficult for anyone. Losing a […]

ARE YOU A VICTIM OR A RESILIENT?


It simply comes down to this: do you want to operate with a healthy brain or an unhealthy brain? Which do you prefer?   At my therapy office in Sterling, Colorado, many people are seeking out treatment and not wanting to be put on any medication. Rather, they are looking […]

WHEN DOES A PERSON NEED A MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION?



How many of us become worn out as the day goes on? Or, worse yet, are already worn out even before the day has begun?   The term “durable” can be defined as capable of withstanding wear and tear. When we apply this term to our mental fortitude, we can […]

YOUR BEST ALLY AGAINST STRESS!


How many of you have ever heard the statement, “you need to remain calm in a demanding situation?” Have you ever been able to truly achieve a level of calmness in a stressful demanding situation? Me neither.   The truth is that in a demanding situation our body activates a […]

STRESS: CONTROL & USE; DON’T BE ABUSED & DEBILITATED


How many times do you feel yourself struggling with stress or feeling worried? If you are like many Americans, you may feel like such feelings are normal and may have no idea how actually stressed you really are.   Stress and worry can feel absolutely miserable and painful. However, how […]

STRESSED? WORRIED? YOU GOTTA TRY THIS!



Anxiety attacks can be awful, frightening, intense, and seem like you are out of control. Symptoms of an anxiety attack can include: overwhelming fear, feel like going crazy, feel like losing control, a surge of doom and gloom, urgency to escape, dizziness, heart palpitations, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain […]

HOW TO HEAL AND RECOVER FROM STRESS/ANXIETY ATTACK