Cultivating Courage


How to Manage Burnout

Drs. Emily and Amelia Nagowski explore the topic of how to manage burnout in their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.  Before jumping into ways that we can address burnout, let’s take a moment to better understand what burnout is. First, let’s look at the definitions of burnout. Burnout (n.): One, is …

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15 Self-Care Ideas

Hard day? In a stressful and time-constrained world, self-care is essential.  But, it doesn’t need to be just another thing on your to-do list.  In fact, it is important that your self-care helps to energize and not deplete you.  Notice, that many of these ideas can be done in a few minutes or over many …

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Can I do EMDR online?

A question I am frequently asked is, “Can EMDR be done online?” The answer is yes, it can! Over recent years various online EMDR platforms emerged, making trauma and EMDR work more accessible than ever before. What is EMDR? EMDR is shorthand for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy and is a therapeutic model developed by …

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Anxiety and Avoidance: The Self-fulfilling Prophecy

Anxiety and avoidance are best friends when it comes to keeping someone stuck. First, let’s talk about ANXIETY. Anxiety lives in the body and the brain. For example, people who struggle with anxiety may notice physical symptoms such as upset stomach, muscle tension, feeling on edge, headaches, and shallow breathing. Additionally, the mind can be …

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