Tools to Help Clients Calm Their Anxiety

Clients often experience anxiety as their body responds to danger – whether real or imagined. And for some of our clients, when anxiety revs up, slowing it back down can take on a sense of emergency. So what exactly is it that often keeps people from soothing anxiety once it begins to take hold? According…

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Why Practitioners Need to Talk About Mistakes

As practitioners, there’s one thing we don’t talk about nearly enough – mistakes. Because let’s face it, we all want to avoid mistakes. But we’re human. And just like everyone else, we make them. In order to grow as practitioners (and avoid future mistakes), it’s vital that we have frank conversations about our experiences –…

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How Lessons of the Past, Present, and Future Infuse Our Life and Work

In his holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens tells a moving story of transformation. As the spirits of Past, Present, and Future visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge throughout the course of Christmas Eve, we see him learn to embrace a sense of compassion and generosity. After his experience, Scrooge says: I will honor Christmas…

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One Childhood Lesson That Sticks with Me

From a young age, I was taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive . . . . . . and over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the wisdom behind those simple words. You see, one of the founding principles of NICABM is to give back and do what we can…

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Could Thanksgiving Be the Healthiest Holiday of All?

The US holiday of Thanksgiving may well be the healthiest day of the year. Now that might sound a bit counterintuitive, given the amount of gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie that often fills a person’s Thanksgiving plate. So I should be more precise. Giving thanks may make a key difference in our enjoying…

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Changing Lives, One Well at a Time

About a week ago, we held a Day of Donation. We decided that for one day, we’d donate everything we took in from the purchase of Gold Subscriptions to charity: water. The response was overwhelming. According to charity: water, it costs an average of $30 to give one person access to clean water. And this…

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