Making Therapeutic Moments: Adds

I wrote before about what makes an activity therapeutic, using the premise that an attentive and creative therapist can get therapeutic benefit out of almost anything with the right attitude. In my telehealth and kids training, I say: “It is not my job to do a specific therapeutic activity; rather, my job is to takeContinue reading “Making Therapeutic Moments: Adds”

What Contributes to Sleep Hygiene?

Two weeks ago, I introduced the topic of sleep hygiene on this blog. Sleep is vital to our survival as well as both physical and mental health, but so many of us have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or achieving high-quality rest. Today, let’s look at what factors contribute to good sleep hygiene. The trickyContinue reading “What Contributes to Sleep Hygiene?”

Introduction to Sleep Hygiene

It’s time for another series! Sometimes I blog about whatever is on my mind this week, and other times I put together a series of pieces on a topic important to mental health. Well, it is always a good time to talk about sleep hygiene. Sleep is central to the survival of all animals. EvenContinue reading “Introduction to Sleep Hygiene”

New Book: Armani Doesn’t Feel Well

Friends, we did it! Armani Doesn’t Feel Well is available in hard copy and via ebook. He is so excited to share his story with you! After researching my self-publishing options for children’s books, I have decided to use Lulu Publishing for hard copies. You can purchase a paperback copy of Armani Doesn’t Feel WellContinue reading “New Book: Armani Doesn’t Feel Well”

Telehealth Activity: Riddles

A client recently introduced me to some YouTube channels featuring videos of various riddles for us to solve together. Bright Side has several compilation videos of riddles, and 7-Second Riddles has compilations prompting you to guess who is lying. There are others you can search for, but I have found both of these very helpful.Continue reading “Telehealth Activity: Riddles”

Telehealth Activity: Virtual Roller Coaster

I continue to be amazed by the new doors that telehealth opens for me in my practice. Virtual backgrounds, Google Earth vacations, and Minecraft are just three things I never would have thought to use in my sessions before I went online. Necessity breeds innovation, as they say. I am sure you have heard aboutContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Virtual Roller Coaster”

Ap Review: Amaru

As you probably already know, I test run all the aps that I review on this blog. I still love the feedback I get from others who try them out, though, because a lot of them are created for issues that I do not personally experience. For example, I’m glad people found my review ofContinue reading “Ap Review: Amaru”

Exercising Your Impulse Control Muscles

I sometimes get asked why it’s easier to make good choices sometimes and harder at other times. I thought I would share why that happens. This can hopefully help kids practice making good choices. The way that we make good choices is by stopping and thinking before we do something. This is called impulse control,Continue reading “Exercising Your Impulse Control Muscles”

Ap Review: Curable

I am usually hesitant about mental health aps that utilize conversation between the user and a bot because I just do not think a bot can replace human interaction. Although Woebot has published some research about users bonding with the ap, I am hesitant about these results for a few reasons: Then again, I usedContinue reading “Ap Review: Curable”