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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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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 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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Fear of commitment: Understanding the Hidden Signs

When you hear the words “fear of commitment” you might initially think of someone who is outwardly afraid of marriage or doesn’t want a long-term commitment in relationships. While this fear can certainly manifest like that, it can also show up as behaviors that are less obvious, and the person experiencing this fear can often mask it as something else. 

In this post, we’ll reveal four of the not-so-obvious signs that you or someone you know may be afraid of commitment and the first step you can take to overcome this fear.

Being Critical

If you find yourself always noticing what’s wrong with your partner, and being

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