If you're having thoughts of suicide, call the Alaska CARELINE (1-877-266-4357/HELP), Mental Health Emergency Counseling line (907-563-3200), Mat-Su Valley Crisis line (907-376-2411), or Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) for help, or reach out to someone you love and trust
EMDR therapy focuses on decreasing disturbance associated with past experiences and changing the way you think and feel about those experiences. EMDR is a revolutionary tool for anyone struggling with issues based on past trauma.
Caring for yourself is essential to living a fulfilling and happy life. Self-care is not only about caring for your physical needs but addressing the needs of your mind and spirit.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
When we are in distress, we are often thinking about the past or worrying over the future. Unfortunately the past cannot be changed and the future has yet to happen. Mindfulness is a way to focus on the present moment. Mindfulness allows you to take control of your mind as opposed to allowing your mind to control you.
A Ted talk about understanding vulnerability and its power in life.
World-renowned shame and vulnerability researcher Brene Brown discusses the actions of shame in life, and what happens when it is faced head-on.
A short and humorous video about attempting to "fix" others instead of listening about providing support.
In The Body Keep the Score, world-renowned expert Bessel van der Kolk offers insight into the impact of trauma on the brain, while proposing new techniques and therapies for healing. Drug and talk therapy alternatives such as mindfulness and neurofeedback techniques, yoga, and other therapies are discussed.
Getting Past Your Past explores and discusses EMDR therapy from a client's perspective. Readers are guided through in-depth exercises and examples to teach them techniques for overcoming limitations, breaking through emotional barriers, and improving relationships.
Emily Nagoski takes a look into women's sexuality in Come as You Are. Recent scientific research is discussed for all to understand the "whys" and "hows" behind a woman's sexuality in ways that could fill your sex life with newfound confidence and pleasure.
and Reach Your Natural Weight, by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.
Nutrition therapists Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch provide techniques and research to help you end habits of chronic dieting. They use 10 guiding principles to help you to become in touch with your own body and become an intuitive eater. Some practices and techniques include challenging negative mind-sets, understanding your body's hunger signals, and honoring your body through physical movement and self-respect exercises.
A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert, by John Gottman Ph.D., and Nan Silver.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work utilizes information from John Gottman's study of couples to find habits and behaviors that can make or break a marriage. Through the techniques taught in this book, couples will learn strategies for creating common ground, conflict resolution, and increasing intimacy for issues based on any grounds.
By John Gottman Ph.D., and Joan DeClaire.
In this effective five-step program, Gottman provides the tools necessary to improve the relationships in your life. He reveals how to maintain healthy relationships with an emphasis on "emotional connection", and how to improve the emotional connections you feel with those around you.
By David Emerald, Robert Lanphear, and Obadinah Heavner
Through sharing personal examples and impactful stories, Emerald teaches empowerment and leadership skills through identifying and letting go of roles such as victim, rescuer, and persecutor. Emerald shows that such skills can not only improve communication and relationships, but overall satisfaction in life.
By Nedra Glover Tawwab
Boundaries are vital for creating order and balance in life. Tawwab clearly explains modern definitions of personal boundaries and how to set them. Through her research she aims to help identify needs and understand the root of problems, setting the stage for self-empowerment and freedom.