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How to Become a Better Listener

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Listening skills are an essential component of effective communication in personal relationships and in the workplace. Active listening is making a conscious effort to hear, understand, and retain information that is being relayed to you.  It is a skill that can be acquired and Read More

Team Communication Mistakes

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Effective communication is critical to healthy teams. When there are communication issues and communication is lacking, conflict tends to occur. One of the main issues I have seen in my 30 plus years of working with teams is conflict communication. The conflict usually focuses Read More

Relationship Behaviors: What NOT to Do

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Have you ever wondered how to create caring, compassion, and a sense of heart-connection with your partner? Here’s a novel way – look at what NOT to do! The following list of relationship behaviors to avoid intimacy can destroy healthy relationships between married or non-married couples, Read More

The Importance and Role of Friendships

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” -Anais Nin   By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – In 2021, in response to the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition, ‘On Happiness’, Professor Robin Read More

Make 2022 Your Best Year Yet!

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – The New Year is a common time to set some personal goals for the coming year.  It is important to spend some time reflecting on both your challenges and successes over the past year as you begin the process of developing new goals. Rather than focusing Read More

Change Your Thoughts

  “Change your thoughts and you change your world” – Norman Vincent Peale   By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Did you know that you can change the way you feel by changing your thoughts?  This is the basic premise of Cognitive Therapy, which focuses on helping individuals shift out Read More

Balanced Emotions – A Spectrum Scale

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We all have many positive and admirable characteristics that enrich our close relationships.  But did you know that the overuse of a positive quality can become negative?  It can become destructive and crippling. And of course, the opposite, is true as well.  Under-use of a positive Read More

HOT Topics During Holiday Gatherings

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Are you starting to think about holiday get-togethers and dreading the conversations that might arise?  The uncle who is or is not against vaccines, the cousin who brings up politics on every occasion and makes their opinions loud and clear, the gossip about the Read More