Anxiety Explained & Ways to Cope by Anne Trapp Shirley

Do you feel stressed and anxious, and sometimes without being able to identify what you are anxious about? Do you worry excessively, feel restless, keyed up or on edge, become easily fatigued, have difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, feel irritable, find it hard to sleep or to stay sleep, or have muscle tension? Anxiety is common and affects about 3% of the American population. The good news is there is help for you to overcome your anxiety and lead a more comfortable and stress-free life! Treatments for anxiety disorders are cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. Some ...

How to help your children build good character by Angie Rivera

Parents are the primary guide in helping their kids build good character. 1- Write down your family values 2- Share it with your child 3- Live it 4- Find books and resources that align with your values 5- Find out if your school teaches character building skills. Remember they are not the primary source to teaching our kids good characters. 6- Be realistic and do not compare https://simplybrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/20210908_123605_11353212962230.mp4 ________________________________________ Angie Rivera is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Certified Professional Life Coach. English and Spanish- speaking and able to provide therapy in both languages. She is also able ...

The Stories We Tell Ourselves by Arielle Saunders

We are all natural storytellers. We make sense of the world based on the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how things work. Parents teach their young children life lessons through the telling of fairytales. Most people learn about the Bible through “Bible stories”. The history of our cultures started out by being passed down as stories, told over and over again. We all also have a story about who we are. Specific moments of the past become chapter headings, tracing all the way back to the origin story of when we were born. What so many ...

Discipline Begins at Home by Anne Trapp Shirley

How do you begin to discipline your kids? Here are are a few tips! Be clear: Review rules regularly. Discuss with your child what you expect and why. Respect: Talk about the importance of treating others with respect. Enforce rules: Kids naturally test limits until they know they’re firm. Follow Through: Keep promises about rewards and punishments so your child trusts you mean what you say. Set Goals: What happened last year that he’d like to change? What worked well? Help him devise a step-by-step plan for reaching goals that are meaningful to him. Use Your Child’s Strengths: Every child ...

Problematic Family Dynamics by Arielle Saunders

No family is perfect. Every family is different and has some mixture of healthy and unhealthy traits. It is completely unavoidable that a family will have conflict, hurt, and times of unrest. What becomes dangerous is if these negative characteristics develop into long-term patterns. I’ve identified 3 particularly problematic family dynamics to watch out for, as well as some possible solutions to manage each one if they start to show up in your family. 1 – Avoidance of Conflict There are two major responses to conflict when it happens: engagement and avoidance. If your family, or even just one member, ...
The Differences Between a Life Coach and Family Therapy Services by Angie Rivera

The Differences Between a Life Coach and Family Therapy Services by Angie Rivera

Life Coach or Family Therapy? Find out the differences between both and which might be best for your family from Angie Rivera. https://simplybrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/20210810_135356_9874829708263.mp4 __________________________________________________ Angie Rivera is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Certified Professional Life Coach. English and Spanish- speaking and able to provide therapy in both languages. She is also able to provide Christian counseling to those that desire to have Christian perspective ...

How To Get The Most Out Of Therapy? By Anne Trapp Shirley

Therapy can really change your life! The rewards of getting help through therapy takes a commitment of your time, energy, and money, but it is worth the effort in the end as you discover that you feel less anxious, happier, and more in control and content with your life and yourself. I have provided some helpful tips to help you on your journey through therapy so you obtain your best results from your therapy sessions. Firstly, you need to begin your search by finding the right therapist that best fits your particular issues. Therapists have certain specialized areas that they ...
Building Healthy Self-Esteem in Children by Angie Rivera

Building Healthy Self-Esteem in Children by Angie Rivera

Tips on helping build healthy self- esteem in children: – Tune into your child’s strengths and share with them your positive observations – Use positive words when describing their character to others – Let them make choices and restraint from criticizing Learn more from Angie Rivera: https://simplybrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/20210719_185815_182980107775510.mp4 ______________________________________________ Angie Rivera is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Certified Professional Life Coach. English and Spanish- speaking and able to provide therapy in both languages. She is also able to provide Christian counseling to those that desire to have Christian perspective ...

Grief and Coping by Anne Shirley

~Washington Irving Grief is the emotion we all feel when we lose someone we love. The sadness can feel unbearable and is one of the most difficult we will endure in life. My hope is for you to move forward and lead a happy, fulfilling life through taking the steps to get help. Grief counseling can reduce symptoms of depression as counseling helps you work through and understand the stages of grief and loss. Counseling helps you process your emotions and thoughts to begin the healing process. My goals for therapy for grief and loss are to help you understand ...
Parents need time-outs too by Angie Rivera

Parents need time-outs too by Angie Rivera

YES, parents are allowed to take “time-outs” 1. Work on figuring out your triggers and limits 2. Make a plan on how to positively respond to them 3. Find a “time out” location https://simplybrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/20210623_152626_60551910990597.mp4 _________________________________________ Angie Rivera is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Certified Professional Life Coach. English and Spanish- speaking and able to provide therapy in both languages. She is also able to provide Christian counseling to those that desire to have Christian perspective ...