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…”
Initially, the pandemic had a significant and negative impact on our mental health. Here is some data that looked at self-reported levels of distress… The Mental Health Impact of COVID-19
Written by Dr. Eric Perry Image Credit: Pixabay “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.” ~Dolly Parton There seems… It’s Ok To Feel Your Feelings
If you struggle with suicidal thoughts … 1. Commit to not doing anything for this moment – Despite the fact that the pain is overwhelming, choose to … Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Depression is the lowest point a target can be driven to. Targets of bullying who are depressed have been bullied and beaten down so much, for so … Targets of Bullying and Depression
(Make sure you read to the end of the post!) There’s a lot to be said for being thankful. 1.For a start, we have a lot to be grateful for – Even when… Anxiety, Depression and Thankfulness
So excited to add Dialectal Behavioral Therapy to my tool kit. The more I learn the more I can help. #dbt #cbt if you or anyone you know needs therapy please reach out. We have programs that make therapy available for everyone
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…
How I haven’t put this up already is mind blowing. This is a must watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch
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”
Written by Dr. Eric Perry Image Credit: Pixabay “People inspire you or they drain you. Pick them wisely.” ~Hans F. Hansen We all know at least one … How to Set Boundaries with a Toxic Person
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”
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…”
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?
By Elizabeth Scott, MS / Reviewed by Amy Morin, LCSW Have you ever been stressed all day because you can’t stop thinking of something unfair that … Rumination: Why Do People Obsess Over Things?
Written by Dr. Eric Perry Image Credit: Pixabay “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” ~Ralph Waldo … It’s Ok To Have A Bad Day
“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….”
@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”
BY ALLISON W. Dear Alzheimers, In my eighteen years of existence, I have watched you grow and take over some of the most vulnerable, most precious … Dear Alzheimers
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
Virus vs Quarantine? Mental vs physical health?
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”
If you don’t know, now you know. So proud of prof Nei and my dojo. #Jiujitsu is the ultimate therapy and I should know as a therapist. #anxiety #depression follow me on Instagram @navarrotherapy
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 *”
A silent culprit of the victims of reality. A cruel unknown punishment of the four chambers of thought. No rash, no fever, no blood tests to scurry … Silent Plague=Depression
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.
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
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”
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.
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?”