The Awkward Silence

I see individuals who experience anxiety and disconnection. Many times there are these long awkward silences. I think many clients wonder what that’s about. It’s something that, as therapists, we spend a considerable amount of time practicing being able to do in our training. The novice wants to jump in, fill the space, make things not so awkward. The fact is this is unrealistic in life. We have pauses in our momentum, in relationships, in families, that feel unbearable for one reason or another. And here you come to therapy to understand your family, your relationships, your momentum. But what if all the pause needed was to be tolerated, to have faith that it was not a permanent condition. What if the breath could bring your divine, your truth, your intuition into a more tangible experience?

{Real Moms} Beyond the Baby Blues: Postpartum Depression Part II

It’s maternal mental health awareness month!  Nothing is better than being able to hear real stories from real moms that are survivors of postpartum depression.  A special thank you to Jill for sharing her postpartum story with us.  THIS POST ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON JILL’S BLOG, BEING SPIFFY, AND IS BEING REPOSTED HERE WITH AUTHOR’S PERMISSION.…

The Baby Blues vs. Postpartum Depression | 4 Ways to Tell the Difference

Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Group, Kristin Hodson, joined Studio 5’s Brooke Walker to talk about the difference between the baby blues and postpartum depression.  80% of women will experience the baby blues, the normal response to childbirth while up to 30% of women will experience the more serious, but treatable postpartum depression.…