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How Taking Responsibility Helps Heal Trauma

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When you’ve lived through a painful and paralyzing experience such as trauma, it’s easy and common to feel like a victim. The APA defines “Trauma as an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster." While each person’s experience is different, there is often a myriad of emotional, physiological, spiritual, physical, and even financial effects one experiences for a varying amount of time. 

When it feels like no matter what you do, you can’t get to a place of feeling “normal,” many often begin to feel like a victim. A victim mindset tends to involve more self-blame, feeling bad for oneself, powerlessness, ...

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Anxiety: Understanding Causes & Ways to Cope

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At one time or another, you've probably experienced a sense of anxiety in your life. Whether this was due to the stress of a job, the loss of a loved one, a situation at work, or financial hardship, it is normal to experience stress when going through a major life change. However, when fear and worry grow disproportionately and start to interfere with how you live your life, it becomes what we call anxiety.

In this post, we’ll help you understand the root causes of anxiety, and how you can tune into it to cope with the associated feelings, and overcome them.

Root Causes

In this day and ...

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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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Managing a Parenting Plan at the Holidays

Managing a Parenting Plan at the Holidays

Being separated from your kids at any major holiday or birthdays can be emotionally challenging. Your tendency might be to protest the agreement you and your former partner have already made about the parenting plan or try and re-negotiate the plans you confirmed prior to the holiday. 

Chances are, the parenting plan and custody arrangements are far more difficult for you as a parent than they are for your children. Here are some important things to keep in mind when managing a parenting plan at the holidays.

Follow the Parenting Plan

This might sound simple. Even if you feel the parenting plan isn’t fair or wasn’t your ideal ...

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Healthy Boundaries, Happy Holidays

Healthy Boundaries, Happy Holidays

The holidays are inevitably a time of year in which you’ll spend more time with friends and family. While that can be fun and celebratory, it’s often also stressful and triggering. If you know that you struggle to be around family during the holidays, and that time with parents, siblings, and other relatives makes you more emotional, here are some things to consider addressing in order to create healthy boundaries and more satisfying connections. 

Setting Expectations

When you are proactive and communicate about what you want and need before family gatherings, you can sometimes prevent conflicts and misunderstandings before they happen. Setting expectations and limits might ...

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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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Carrying the Emotional Labor of the Relationship

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In working with hundreds of clients, the therapists at Center for Shared Insight in Denver Colorado often hear phrases like:

“I’m overwhelmed.”

“I feel so drained.”

“I can’t keep all the details straight.”

“It’s exhausted managing it all.”

If it’s your job to manage your relationships’ details, such as the planning, scheduling, social calendar maintenance, and more, it could take a toll on you. This can especially be the case if this is your role within your family and there are kids’ schedules to consider alongside yours and your partner’s wants and needs. Here’s what to look for, and ways to cope if you primarily carry the emotional ...

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