Posts on ‘coping’

Healthy Coping & Holiday Stress

Monday, November 19th, 2018

by Rachel Morici-Leirer, LPC It is no mystery that the holidays can bring up depression, loss and overwhelm. The effects are understandable; holidays bring about increased demands, pressure, financial stress and perhaps grief and longing, especially when we have lost a loved one. Let’s focus on what you can do to minimize the holiday blues […]

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Applying Values to Goals, and Goals to Action

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Applying Values to Goals, and Goals to Action by Talie Lamolinara, MSW Intern Values are the drivers of our intentions and aspirations, and when we are unclear of what our values are, we tend to feel lost, stressed, or upset.  When we lose sight of why we are working so hard or why we are […]

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Responding to Acts of Senseless Violence

Monday, March 26th, 2018

by Leslie Larsen, LCSW Take Care of Yourselves First, it is okay for us as adults to have intense feelings following tragic and senseless acts of violence, so find another supportive adult with whom you can share your feelings. Once you have released some of your own upset, you can be less reactive and more […]

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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Healthy Coping & Holiday Stress

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

By Rachel Morici, LPC It is no mystery that the holidays can bring up depression, loss and overwhelming feelings. The effects are understandable; holidays bring about increased demands, pressure, financial stress and perhaps grief and longing, especially when we have lost a loved one. Let’s focus on what we can do to minimize the holiday […]

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Finding Joy

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

The holidays often include times of stress, fatigue, and challenges of all kinds.  At the same time, we have great expectations of happiness during the holidays and the television images, magazine images and store advertising all reinforce this.  Unfortunately these expectations are frequently not satisfied.  We see stories of hope, love, fulfillment; but may feel loneliness, grief, and pressure.  Adjusting our expectations and changing our view of happiness can lead to a truer sense of joy.

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Change: Inevitable & Survivable

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

At Pennock Center for Counseling we often see clients in an emotional crisis that is provoked by some kind of change in their lives:  unexpected, painful or unwanted. We all can have difficulty in coping, even with positive changes. When you experience profound grief after the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the loss of a spouse to divorce, you may feel devastated. After a crisis or loss, you are left to cope with the aftermath. You are better able to cope, even the most painful changes, if you have and use both internal and external resources. Resilience is another word for your ability to cope; the ability to bounce back, recover and move beyond an event, change or crisis. Positive changes also create stress and difficulty, because any change requires adjustment and your life feels unpredictable.

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