How can you improve your emotional regulation?

Very simply, emotional regulation is a person’s ability to exert control over his or her emotions.  While it is generally recognized that emotions themselves are involuntary reactions to thoughts or situations, responses can be managed to lessen the intensity and duration in practice. Tips to improve emotional regulation: Take a Pause Taking a breath once an emotion is observed can …

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month – How to Support Others and Heal from PTSD In 2010, the US Senate declared June 27th National PTSD Awareness Day. Since then, it has been expanded to the entire month of June. Similarly, our awareness and understanding of PTSD continues to grow and expand, since its official recognition as a diagnosis in 1980. Below …

ART Featured in Social Work Today

Behavioral Health Brief: Animal-Assisted Therapy and ART — A Picture-Perfect Combo By Prairie Conlon Social Work Today Vol. 21 No. 3 P. 10 My client walks gingerly into the stable. “Hi Daisy,” he calls softly to the dark brown mare standing by a fence post. He reaches his hands out tentatively. I study his body language as the large animal …

Soberman’s Estate Innovates Accelerated Resolution Therapy

For Jerry Ehmann, LPC, LISAC, NCC, the role of trauma was never more apparent in the roots of addiction and mental health disorders than when, years ago, he worked as a clinician at the Youth Development Institute in Phoenix. The 84-bed residential locked campus provides intensive and specialized treatment for youths referred by the Arizona juvenile court system and other state agencies. …