Articles

Below are some useful articles written by past & present employees.

Happy Holidays from Pennock Center!

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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The Holidays & COVID-19

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Article by:  Lauren Cloud, LMFT “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” …under normal circumstances. Many of us are sitting with very strong, uncomfortable feelings about the holidays due to the pandemic. Many of us will not be able to see our families or engage in our usual rituals. While we are all still […]

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Power Struggles and Parenting

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Article by Laura Gutierrez, MA Power struggles occur when grown-ups inappropriately attempt to control children or when children seek control beyond their age and ability. What you probably do not know is that the need for power and attention are both universal and wired into our biological makeup from birth. Your children have an attention bucket and power bucket that needs to be filled out daily in positive age […]

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What’s Therapy Anyway?

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Article by Jody Pierce, LCSW Many people we see at Pennock Center have never experienced therapy before. Sometimes people think that therapy is only for the seriously mentally ill or that seeking it means they are weak. It is actually the opposite of this. People who engage in therapy are using a valuable resource to […]

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The Beauty of Existentialism

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom, and choice. It is the view that humans define their own meaning in life and try to make rational decisions despite existing in an irrational universe. “The nature of discovering meaning in the midst of everyday life, as well as in absurd and tragic events, is […]

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Summer Blues and Changing How We Think About Independence

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Independence Day is upon us and we are entering the heart of summer. However, we are still very much in the midst of a pandemic. This means that many of us are left grieving what COVID is taking from us during the short, sweet Colorado summer. What is normally a time to have fun, explore, […]

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Coping With Threatening News

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Written by:  Laura Gutierrez Hearing news that there is a new virus that is highly contagious and spreading globally can be quite alarming. It is the sort of thing that will activate our fight or flight mechanism built-in in our body. The fight or flight mechanism is there to protect us and ensure our survival. […]

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Couples in Quarantine

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Wise words from Lauren Cloud, LMFT We have all had to face drastic changes these last few days and weeks. You may have found yourself wondering, “How can I be stuck with my partner in the same space for this long without killing them?” I will go through a few suggestions for maintaining some sense […]

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The Problem with New Year’s Health Goals and Some Tips

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

 Putting pressure on January to start a new health journey is daunting and quite frankly, arbitrary. Anyone can make steps, large or small, starting today to take action to make positive changes. Waiting until January 1st or 2nd can actually trigger people into worse behavior prior to the new year. There is a kind of […]

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Boundaries & Stress Management During the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Written by Meghan Ringler, MSW Intern The holiday season can be cheerful and joyous as time with loved ones is shared and traditions enjoyed. However, the holidays can be a time of stress as conflicts between family members and friends is escalated and the pressure to achieve the “perfect” holiday get-together can be over the […]

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