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Working with Difficult Emotions

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Difficult emotions are labeled that way because they are difficult to feel, difficult to experience, to name, to own, and to overcome. Some of the emotions that might come to mind as you think about the most difficult things you feel include shame, guilt, fear, rage, grief, regret, and unworthiness.

Since these emotions are so difficult to work through, it’s not uncommon for you to adopt behaviors to cope with feelings like these. Some of these coping behaviors may be more or less helpful or adaptive for you. In this post, we’ll examine ways that you might avoid working through difficult emotions and alternative ways to cope and ...

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The Rollercoaster of Grief

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Overcoming loss in your life, whether that be the death of a loved one or the end of a significant relationship, is full of ups and downs. The highs and lows of the grieving process can feel like a rollercoaster that you can’t get off. There will be days when you feel positive and optimistic about your healing only to spiral back into sadness and emotional pain within days or hours. These swings in your emotions are in fact, part of the process of grief. 

In this post, we’ll help normalize your experience of grief, provide insights as to why giving yourself time is essential, and help you ...

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New Year, New You: Letting Go of The Past

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Some milestones in life present a more natural time to let go. Those might be at a birthday when you are reflecting on the past year and what you’d like to manifest in the next year, or during major life shifts such as moving into a new home or changing jobs. The new year is another time where it’s powerful to reflect, identify the changes you want, let go, and move forward while embracing those changes.

In this post, we’ll guide you through identifying what you might want to let go of as we welcome in the new year, and ways to let go and move forward with ...

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Overcoming Holiday Grief

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Whether it’s due to the loss of a relationship, death of a loved one this year, your parenting plan results in less time with your kids, or other unwanted changes you’ve endured in the past year, the holidays aren’t a happy time for everyone. When you are surrounded by music suggesting that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” but you feel a little more like - “Can the holidays be over soon...” - that disconnect can make your grief and sadness even more intense. 

If your holidays are heavy with loss, pain, sadness, or even disappointment about an aspect of your life, recognize that you are not ...

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Overcoming Isolation During Divorce

If you are going through a divorce, you may be energized by the thought of more freedom, the possibility of new friendships, and the opportunity to rediscover yourself. Imaging dating and a new relationship might be exciting and scary at the same time. While these dynamics will likely unfold, what you might not consider is the feeling of isolation that comes along with such a change in your relationship status.

In this post, we’ll share what clients in our Denver, Colorado therapy practice experience during a divorce related to isolation, how to identify the reality of it, and what to do to overcome it.

What Creates Isolation

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Ways to use social support to prevent postpartum anxiety and depression

Strategies to manage the roller coaster of emotions following the birth of a child is often an afterthought. So much time is spent preparing for baby, from planning the nursery, to investing in all the gear for breast-feeding, and so little focus is placed on the mother’s postpartum recovery. Social support is a powerful way to address postpartum needs and provides a reminder that you are not alone in your postpartum challenges. While community can significantly aid in your healing, hearing about other moms’ anxieties can also add to yours.

In this post, we’ll consider what kind of social support can help prevent postpartum depression and anxiety ...

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The Intersection of Relationships & Suicide

While it’s a well-known fact that healthy relationships add to one’s life expectancy, less is known about the effect of relationships and suicide rates. In this post, we’ll examine the impact of positive relationships, toxic relationships, and breakups on suicidal tendencies, signs to look for, and how to get help.

Healthy Relationships

Not only does a romantic relationship contribute to more happiness, all social connections, whether those be with friends, family, neighbors, or colleagues improve well-being. We are primed for connection and community, and being in healthy relationships eliminates feelings of isolation and depression. If you or someone you know is struggling with prolonged sadness and even ...

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