Reiki

Reiki

“When you heal yourself and assist others with their self-healing, you heal the Earth. You do make a difference.”

Laurel Steinhice; Channeling the Earth Mother (In Diane Stein’s Dreaming the Past, Dreaming the Future: A Herstory of the Earth)

Reiki is an approach that involves touch and channeling energy to a person, animal, object, place, etc. Reiki comes from an ancient hands-on healing system that works with our subtle energies. Basically, Reiki offers a balanced and holistic approach to the mind, body, and spirit.

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Musings of a Quarantined Therapist

Graham Cracker Crust with Inner Mallow: Musings of a Quarantined Therapist

It is times such as these, where one’s true character is revealed. It is times such as these where the testament of the human spirit shines bright— but who the hell would’ve thought we’d have to survive COVID-19, a formidable opponent; a pandemic of epic proportions: NOT ME (or very many of you for that matter).  However, aside from the doomsday preppers who are sitting pretty with their massive gardens and stockpiles of two-ply toilet paper, the rest of us were all grossly unprepared.

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Dad playing with child - Your kids are now with you 24/7, and many parents are struggling to adapt - here are a few ways you can be coping with your kids during COVID-19.

Coping with Your Kids 24/7

The new home dynamic has completely changed over the course of a few days due to COVID-19. The concept of villages raising children (i.e. through school and extra-curricular activities) has been swapped for single unit care. Parents used to kid-free time during work, or while the kids are at school and activities, no longer have that alone time luxury. Now, your kids are with you 24/7, and many parents are struggling to adapt. Here are a few things you can do to help both you and your kids adapt and cope with this new normal.

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Mom stretching at home with child - Social distancing can bring feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, especially when you’re alone with your thoughts - here's how you can stay sane right now!

Keeping Your Sanity During Social Distancing

We are living in interesting times. It seems as though over a weekend our lives have completely changed. And just as suddenly, we have had to adapt as a community for the greater good. Social distancing has been recommended globally as a means of “flattening the curve”. It’s one of the best ways to stop the rapid spread of Covid-19. Not to mention, keep our hospitals and health care systems stable. But with social distancing can come feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, especially when you’re alone allowing your thoughts to ruminate. Here are some of our favorite ways we’re staying sane during social distancing.

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CPA has been forced to close it's offices in response to covid-19, but is now offering telehealth sessions in order to serve our clients during this time.

To Our CPA Family,

As our priority has always been the safety and wellbeing of our clients, we are officially closing our office, Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice. We have made this decision with heavy hearts as we feel this is the socially responsible response to the Covid-19 outbreak as a means to protect each other during this uncertain time.

In the time being until we can reopen fully here is our approach:

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People jumping for joy - Things feel a bit rough at the moment. How can you choose to see the bright side? How can you be so positive when the world feels so negative?

The Power of Positivity: Choosing to See the Bright Side

The world is in a state, to say the least. It’s full of anxiety and fear. It feels chaotic and overwhelming. As soon as we seem to have a grip on things, things change again. For some, it feels…well…a little hopeless. But there’s a group of us holding strong in hope – who can see peace amidst the storm. There is one thing these people have in common, and that’s the ability to choose positivity when they can easily choose negativity. But how can you choose to see the bright side? How can you be so positive when the world feels so negative? We’re so glad you asked…

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We respectfully ask that if you or someone you have contact with shows signs of a contagious illness, please do your part in containing these viruses.

Policy on Contagious Illnesses

Here at CP&A, we strive to provide a safe environment for all. We ask that everyone be aware that many clinicians and patients at this practice may have a compromised immune system, are elderly, pregnant or with young children. We respectfully ask that if you or someone you have contact with shows signs of a contagious illness, please do your part in containing these viruses.

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Male, emotional teen - Do the benefits of the skills learned outweigh the negative stigma? Should you actually take your kids out of school to go to therapy?

Should You Take Your Kids Out of School to Go to Therapy?

While the concept of therapy and counseling is becoming more mainstream in recent years, there is still a negative stigma surrounding it. This is why as a parent, contemplating the idea that your child may need therapy can feel overwhelming. These decisions aren’t easy, especially when you need to make them for your child. But do the benefits of the skills learned outweigh the negative stigma? Should you actually take your kids out of school to go to therapy?

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