Many teens spend every minute of free time on their phones, playing video games, or lost in the screens of their laptops.
by Claire N. Agard, PhD, CCTP An elderly relative may have said to you, “You need to stop worrying or you’ll make yourself sick”. If you’re like most of us, you probably discounted it, but guess what? That elderly relative was partially correct. Worry may make you sick. Over the years, Science has shown that […]
by Claire N. Agard, PhD, CCTP Sit in chair with your feet planted on the floor. If you feel that you’ll be more comfortable sitting on the floor, then do so. Whatever position you choose, sit upright. Feel the length of your spine. Feel a sense of softness in your posture. Relax your arms and […]
by Claire N. Agard, PhD, CCTP 1. Not Mine” Meditation (Time Required: 1-5 minutes). The Benefits: Teaches emotion regulation and mindfulness. How It Works: a. Sit up straight, each foot planted into the ground, hands resting on each thigh, palms towards the sky. Gently make a fist with each hand, while still leaving your hands […]
by Claire N. Agard, PhD, CCTP This exercise can take 15 minutes or more. Make sure that you have enough time to dedicate to it. You’ll pay attention to each part of your body, beginning with your head and ending with your feet. You’ll look for tension in each part and, if you find any, […]
by Claire N. Agard, PhD, CCTP Probably the easiest way to explain what mindfulness is, is by explaining what it isn’t. Let’s start with an example of “mindlessness”. Some of us have many “mindless” moments during a single day. Take this example, I’m driving to work using the same route I do every day. suddenly […]