We use art for communication, self-expression, and healing. We can also use art in therapy to help people explore themselves and utilize a different, nonverbal way of self-expression.
You don’t have to be a professional artist to benefit from art therapy. In fact, you don’t need to have any skill or knowledge in art in order to benefit from art therapy because the focus is on the process, not the end product.
This week, we’ll paint you a picture of what art therapy looks like.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Mental Health Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about mental health and destigmatize mental health and treatment.
This week, we’ll also explore what teletherapy looks like, its benefits, and how to prepare for a session.
April is Autism Acceptance Month. Autism Acceptance Month works to build an inclusive and supportive community for autistic individuals. It’s more than “awareness”; it’s about fostering a society that accepts autistic people.
This month, we celebrate the differences of autistic individuals and learn more about their experiences.
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Developmental disabilities refer to impairments in learning, behavior, physical function, or intellectual functioning. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of life and the difficulties they still face today.
This week, we’ll learn more about what this national month is and how we can observe National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
Ketamine is a medication that was FDA-approved as an anesthetic in the 1970s. It is used in hospitals for surgeries and other medical procedures and has been shown to be a physically safe anesthetic because it doesn’t suppress breathing. Ketamine also has analgesic (pain control) properties and dissociative effects that help people go through surgeries. Recently, ketamine has garnered more attention as researchers study ketamine’s antidepressant effects.
In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved esketamine, a nasal spray called Spravato, used for treatment-resistant depression. Ketamine has yet to be approved by the FDA but is still used as a fast-acting antidepressant, treating symptoms of treatment-resistant depression.
In this post, we’ll share what you can expect from a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy session and how to prepare for your first session.
We’ve done it time and time again: scrolled through cute cat videos when we “should” be working on a term paper, or played games when we’re “supposed” to be cleaning the house. Or maybe we’re watching a video or reading an article (like this one!) about how to cure our persistent tendency to procrastinate…when we were “supposed” to be working.
As a consequence, we may push the task off again and again, then rush to complete the task just before it’s due. We may also call ourselves “lazy” and shame ourselves for not completing a task early or in a timely manner. And, when we continue to procrastinate, rush to complete, and shame ourselves, we fall back into the cycle of procrastination, and it can be difficult, even overwhelming, to break free from the habit and actually feel accomplished with the tasks we have completed.
In this article, we’re breaking down the stigma of procrastination.
Congratulations on taking this step!
We look forward to working with you!