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Affection: It’s Not Just for Children

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Affection is important; it makes us feel connected to others. The more affection we receive and give to others, the less lonely we feel. Being alone is not the same as being lonely. We can be with others (family, friends, partners, etc.) in the 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

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

Archetypes and What We Can Learn From Them

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – An archetype is a representative example of something and may be used as a default mental image. In personality, they are universal models of people, behavior, or personality that plays a role in influencing our human behavior. Carl Jung was well known for working Read More

Healthy Co-Parenting with an Ex

This is a guest post provided by EAC’s partner, Workplace Options (Tatiana Miller – Senior Account Manager).  Permission to re-post has been given. The most comprehensive learning for children occurs through their senses. What they hear, they repeat; what they see, they mimic; what parents model to them become the child’s behavior patterns. When parents Read More