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Psychoeducation aims to address these concerns by educating the individual on many facets of their diagnosis. This knowledge can empower an individual and make them more engaged in their treatment. Knowledge is power!



Trauma & PTSD



Mood Disorder

Breathing Exercises

When you become stressed or anxious, your brain releases cortisol, the “stress hormone.” By taking deep breaths, your heart rate slows, more oxygen enters our blood stream and ultimately communicates with the brain to relax. Deep breathing also ups your endorphins, the “feel good” chemical.





Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in stress reduction and overall happiness.




Movement Based Coping

Both aerobic and mindful movement, like yoga, help to activate and replenish GABA, a neurotransmitter that plays a crucial role in the body's response to stress. Regular exercise both decreases and prevents depression—helping the body and brain to relax and de-stress




Journaling Prompts

It can help you clear your head, make important connections between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and even buffer or reduce the effects of mental illness!




Therapy Apps

There are many wonderful apps that can help for stress reduction, challenging thoughts, meditation, etc. (Most of these are free, the only one that has a cost associated with it is "Calm".

Insight Timer

Stop, Breathe,






Record Diary

Optional Extras

Please Note: I made this section based on my own personal experience with these specific purchases, researching benefits and risks.You can research any of these items on your own and determine if you would like to find similar or get the items I use myself. I use a weighted blanket to improve my sleep, CBD and lavender essential oils for stress and anxiety, and the light therapy box for mood improvement during winter.

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