Fighting Paralysis

By Ray Navarro MS I know I probably should’ve told some of you about this earlier but sometimes a blessing can appear to be a curse. This is a good thing for me, be happy for me. We learn from suffering, it is the ultimate teacher and I am looking forward to evolving…

We defy Foundation Veterans Day event

Hey guys as an abassador at the We Defy Foundation Im proud to invite you to join us this Veterans Day in celebrating and honoring those that risk their lives everyday for us. Whether you want to sign up you and your friends for a 5k run or your a dojo that is willing toContinue reading “We defy Foundation Veterans Day event”

What is Boredom?

By Ray Navarro MS What’s that quote “an idle mind is the devils playground”? I don’t know, I’ll have to look that one up later. I’m sitting here, my girlfriends is in front of me working on her crafts business, her kids are running around the house making noise and doing God knows what, I’mContinue reading “What is Boredom?”

Boise’s Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Boise, Idaho | KTVB.com | ktvb.com

Boise’s Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Boise, Idaho | KTVB.com | ktvb.com — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ktvb.com/amp/article/news/health/coronavirus/fear-of-coronavirus-long-term-quarantine-negatively-affects-mental-health-university-of-idaho-study-finds/277-6c63cd8a-8dac-4ad7-b18d-2e2b559f7b47 I usually don’t post news articles on this site But it’s important to understand where we are in the battle with mental health and the effect that the coronavirus is having on it. While we’veContinue reading “Boise’s Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Boise, Idaho | KTVB.com | ktvb.com”

The True Social Distancing…

By Ray Navarro MS When most people think of social distancing they think of masks and 6 feet. Is that what you think of? Because I don’t. I think of my daughters. What’s happening to my fourteen year old terrifies me of the present, and looking at my 8 year old scares me of whatContinue reading “The True Social Distancing…”

Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? — Read on http://www.forbes.com/sites/alisonescalante/2020/08/11/researchers-doubt-that-certain-mental-disorders-are-disorders-at-all/amp/ Just wanted to share this interesting perspective on mental disorders. Comments?

6 Trauma Sensitive yoga and mindfulness tools to support youth

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17MXTJbzC087CIwVkrKfgkPXHkoa31h0T/view?usp=sharing Every day that we wake up we are struggling with the trauma of living in a pandemic. Maybe some of us adults can get through it but our kids, most of them, have not developed the skills they need to move forward. The resource I found for yoga and mindfulness tools is a greatContinue reading “6 Trauma Sensitive yoga and mindfulness tools to support youth”

How an anxious person might act vs What they’re thinking and feeling

As someone who deals with anxiety, something I’m commonly aware of is that how I might act towards someone may not provide a clear indication of how … How an anxious person might act vs What they’re thinking and feeling

The Power of Anxiety…

I always say that every good therapist’s first client is themselves. We’re just like everyone else we’ve just learned more coping skills than most and went to school for a long time. However it was in that gauntlet of colleges, universities and grad school in which I learned the tools I needed to combat myContinue reading “The Power of Anxiety…”

How to recover from depression….

“Depression loves me”….. You may have said this to yourself many times… You are not alone…. Most of us have depression issues…. And we can’t blame … How to recover from depression…. Really interesting article. But I like the most is that all of the suggestions can be done right now, today, from your home.Continue reading “How to recover from depression….”

Therapy fundraiser

@simplystephcreations can make basically whatever you want but if you buy anything jiu jitsu related a portion of the proceeds will go to @navarro_counseling to help pay for therapy for low income families. Make sure it’s okay with your dojo first. Remember to visit and follow http://www.navarrotherapy.com for anything mental health related #fundraiser #bjj #wedefyfoundationContinue reading “Therapy fundraiser”

World Suicide Prevention Day: A Look at Suicide Attempt Survivors

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It’s also National Suicide Prevention Week and National Suicide Prevention Month (that’s a lot of awareness!).… World Suicide Prevention Day: A Look at Suicide Attempt Survivors

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Virus vs Quarantine? Mental vs physical health?

What Is an Existential Crisis?

By Arlin Cuncic / Reviewed by Amy Morin, LCSW (From Very Well Mind Website) What Is an Existential Crisis? An existential crisis refers to feelings … What Is an Existential Crisis? Such an amazing read that I had to share. As we get older and wiser we start asking questions that can cause crazy anxiety. Well written

The Overwhelming Sound of Pain

by Ray Navarro MS “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more”  (C.S. Lewis). When you think of pain do you think physical or mental? When I was growing up there was a constant debate about nurture vs nature. People argued their pointContinue reading “The Overwhelming Sound of Pain”

Can Online Therapy Help with Stress? — * PsyFact – Mental Health Service *

By Arlin Cuncic / Reviewed by Amy Morin, LCSW (From Very Well Mind Website) Are you interested in learning whether online therapy can help with stress? Whether you are currently receiving in-person therapy and looking to transition or wanting to start therapy for the first time through an online platform, this form of treatment isContinue reading “Can Online Therapy Help with Stress? — * PsyFact – Mental Health Service *”

3 life-changing lessons Jiu-Jitsu taught me.

Do you know Jiujitsu? I have learnt 3 major life lesson from that sport and I want to share them with you today. Have a drink, sit back and read. 3 life-changing lessons Jiu-Jitsu taught me.

The Neurobiology of Traumatic Fight/Flight/Freeze

This is an updated version of a post on the fight/flight/freeze response from a couple of years ago. A few years ago I was thinking about applying … The Neurobiology of Traumatic Fight/Flight/Freeze

The Stigma of Anger

By Ray Navarro MS When I was a kid, I was an angry one. I was bullied, picked on, and at times I was even chased from school all the way home. I grew up hating people. I used my anger as a way of not just protecting myself but also as a way ofContinue reading “The Stigma of Anger”

9 Powerful Mental Health Habits

We all struggle with our mental health from time to time. Despite how well known these struggles are many of us still neglect our mental health and … 9 Powerful Mental Health Habits Amazing article, I couldn’t have said it better myself. Balance in all aspects of life is the key.

Virus or Quarantine? loss of health or loss of mind?

By Ray Navarro MS As adults most of us are struggling to make sense of what we should do in these insane times. Depending on what channel you watch, it has a direct effect on how you’re handling this crisis, at least for a lot of us. But this rant isn’t about a conspiracy theoryContinue reading “Virus or Quarantine? loss of health or loss of mind?”