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The whole-person approach to healing
Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Toxic people can pull you down. Learn to recognize their traits and avoid their negative influence on your life.
How do we intervene effectively when someone has reached such a depth of hopelessness and despair that ending their life seems like the only way out?
It’s impossible to eliminate all stress from your life. Managing stress, however, is another matter entirely—and often easier than you think. Start here.
Recognizing emotional abuse leads to healing. Learn the 10 profiles of emotional abusers.
Inner peace is a worthwhile goal. In today's saturated world, having an inner peace plan—and working on it every day—is a good way to ensure you attain that goal.
It has been well over a year since the pandemic became an unwelcome intruder into our lives. It's time to implement your own “Pandemic Recovery.”
With the pandemic, social media contention, racial tensions, economic stress, and the explosion of anxiety and suicide around the world, it's a "perfect mental health storm."
Finding safe people to trust can be difficult, especially if you are coming out of an unhealthy relationship or lifestyle. But we were not meant to be alone.
There is an old children’s rhyme that says, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It’s a lie. Words can have a devastating impact. They cause pain.
Gratitude is the antidote for toxic things that come into our lives. Simply put, gratitude fosters optimism, which strengthens hope. Learn how you can live a gratitude-filled life.
Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation. We need each other for companionship, encouragement, support, feedback, and inspiration.
Depression, anxiety, and fear are real challenges. Here are tools to help.
Dependent people often take the blame when they are unable to meet the expectations of others, no matter how high the expectations.
A sense of worthlessness, being damaged, or feeling unlovable can be the result when a child’s relationship with a parent is undermined by addiction.
Getting enough sunlight is important for staving off depression. Light therapy is used to treat SAD, as well as other types of depression.
Help is not always something you’re willing to accept. Help is a three-step process.
Technology has introduced formidable challenges to treatment. It has also inspired a more intense focus from mental health professionals. Promisingly, new techniques have emerged.
Admitting an addiction to yourself can be extraordinarily difficult because of the terrifying possibility of rejection. Admitting it to others can seem like walking over hot coals.
Abused children become the receptacle of all sorts of blame. In an attempt to control their situation, some children will try to attain perfection.
A negative pattern of worry can be established in childhood, based on life circumstances, experiences, and perceptions.
In codependent relationships, the needs of one person being filled by the other are unhealthy or inappropriate.
The top two sources of stress for Americans have to do with money: people worry about their finances in general and about the jobs they have to provide those finances.
One challenge of recovery from childhood abuse lies in this cognitive dissonance between what an abused child comes to believe as true and the truth of the broader world.
Fear, uncertainty, anger, and frustration can be the by-products of abuse that don’t fade but instead build over time. A person in constant stress mode sees danger everywhere.
Your child is not your enemy. You have to be willing to negotiate and prepare your own thoughts and reasons for why you say what you do and to share those reasons with your child.
Sleep deprivation has been linked to increases in depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, as well as memory and cognitive problems.
All teens will go off into the big, wide world as they journey to discover who they are. So be aware of where they go and whom they align themselves with.
Stop letting other people, present circumstances, or ghosts of your past dictate your life. Be willing to let go and no longer be paralyzed by perfectionism.
In today’s society, we have come to expect the instantaneous, the rapid, the quick, the get-it-done-right-now. We are simply impatient people.
When limits for technology are being defined, all members of the family need to be considered. You want to guide your family in how to best integrate technology.
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., founded The Center for Counseling and Health Resources in Edmonds, Washington.
How to heal relationships affected by stress, anxiety, anger, depression, fear, low self-esteem, addiction, past abuse, and other challenges to whole, healthy living.