Wellness Wednesday: Strategies to Increase Self-Esteem in Your Children

    Wellness Wednesday: Strategies to Increase Self-Esteem in Your Children   All parents have different parenting styles, but all parents have the same goal to raise happy, healthy and confident kids.   For this week’s Wellness Wednesday, AY About You sits down with Lauren English, a licensed professional counselor and business development representative with…

Wellness Wednesday: Managing Cognitive Distortions and Catastrophic Thinking

  Life is always changing, and change can be difficult for many. Whenever something happens in our lives, whether it’s a job change or a family illness, our brains can accidentally jump to worst-case scenarios, or catastrophic thinking.    Catastrophic thinking is problematic because it triggers a worst-case scenario outcome, says Lauren English, a licensed…

Wellness Wednesday: How to Deal with Negative Thoughts

  Sponsored by Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System   Have you ever had thoughts that just buzzed around inside your head, refusing to let you be? Usually negative and always grating, these thoughts bounce around and weigh you down all day, sapping your mental energy.   These negative thoughts can become particularly overwhelming when you’re experiencing powerful emotions, like…

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Encourage Your Teen to See a Therapist

Sponsored by Pinnacle Pointe Behavioral Healthcare System   Being a teenager is one of the toughest times in anyone’s life.   It’s a fraught time when teenagers are figuring out who they are, defining themselves and struggling with bodily and societal changes. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many teens’ lives, making this time period extra…