Behavioral Health

Jul 25, 2017

4 Simple Ways to STOP and Practice Mindfulness

Posted by Amy Traugh on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 - 1:57 PM in Behavioral Health , Mental Health Strategies , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

When the word mindfulness comes to mind, many assume it involves being zoned out and ignoring reality. In fact, mindfulness is just the opposite. Jon Kabat Zinn, a leader in the field of mindfulness, defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.”

Mindfulness techniques from Mercy Medical Center in Canton Ohio

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Jun 15, 2017

Seven Marriage Myths You Might Believe

Posted by Gail Snyder on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 - 10:04 AM in Behavioral Health , Love & Marriage

         

In June it seems love is all around, and weddings are big business. So much attention is paid to the party, but what about the marriage itself? What comes after the wedding, and how can a couple increase their chances of success in marriage?

Seven marriage myths from Mercy Concern counseling in Canton Ohio

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May 01, 2017

Honor Mental Health Awareness Month By Doing These Six Things

Posted by Gail Snyder on Mon, May 1, 2017 - 9:28 AM in Behavioral Health , Mental Health Strategies

         

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and has been since 1949. Sometimes it seems as if there is something vying for our attention every week, so it’s fair to ask,“What is mental health and why does it deserve a month of awareness?”

mental health awareness month 2017 - six tips from Canton's Mercy Concern

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Mar 14, 2017

'Profound Understanding of Reality': What Jesus' Teachings & Neuroscience Have in Common

Posted by John Nadas on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 - 10:47 AM in Behavioral Health , Motivation , Neuroscience

         

"Can the reality and truth of the teachings of Jesus be validated by history, neuroscience, and personal experience? The surprising answer to this question is that they can indeed be verified without resorting to myths or mysticism which are beyond human comprehension." — John Nadas, MD, author of The Book of Reality: the Neuroscience of the Teaching of Jesus

Neuroscience of the teachings of Jesus by John Nadas MD

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Feb 27, 2017

How the Japanese Concept of Kintsugi Can Help With Relational Loss

Posted by Gail Snyder on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 - 8:37 AM in Behavioral Health , Depression , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

Often when we’ve been hurt in life, we feel broken. In our culture, if something is broken, we usually throw it away and replace it. However, the Japanese have a different approach. They practice the art of Kintsugi, which is repairing broken pottery or ceramics so that the brokenness is made beautiful. Instead of hiding your hurts and flaws, try embracing them.

Kintsugi for relational loss, broken heart - Mercy Concern, Canton Ohio

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Feb 09, 2017

Reduce Your SAD: 7 Everyday Things You Can Do to Cope

Posted by Gail Snyder on Thu, Feb 9, 2017 - 10:38 AM in Behavioral Health , Depression

         

Feeling SAD? You're not alone. About five to 10 percent of the population develops Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is different from the "winter blues." Gail Snyder with Mercy Concern provides an overview of SAD along with seven everyday measures you can take.

7 Everyday measures you can take to combat SAD

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Jan 11, 2017

Making Changes For Good: Four Factors To Improve Will Power

Posted by Gail Snyder on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 - 1:31 PM in Behavioral Health , Resiliency , Stress Management , Time Management

         

Many people make a list of changes they want to accomplish in their lives at the beginning of the year. The changes often last for a short time before fading away, no matter how much the change is desired. A person will then think, “I just don’t have enough will power,” and feel bad until the next year, when the cycle repeats. What can you do to increase the odds of making lasting change?

How to Keep New Year's Resolutions from Mercy Concern in Canton Ohio

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Dec 14, 2016

Five Ways to Combat the Holiday Blues (and What To Do If It's Beyond the Blues)

Posted by Gail Snyder on Wed, Dec 14, 2016 - 2:08 PM in Behavioral Health , Anxiety , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

If you find yourself gritting your teeth when you hear Christmas carols, wanting to wring the neck of the next person who wishes you happy holidays, or feel the tears starting when you see decorations, how can you get through the season?

five tips to deal with holiday blues

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Nov 30, 2016

Holiday Memories: Dealing with Loss at a Time of Joy

         

Everyone anticipates the holiday season differently. Some may be excited for the gathering of family and friends, while others may find the holiday season emotionally challenging. This is especially true if you’ve lost someone close to you. The absence of your loved one can be overwhelming.

Dealing with memories and grief at the holidays

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Oct 12, 2016

Have Worries Become Anxiety? Six Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by Gail Snyder on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 - 1:41 PM in Behavioral Health , Anxiety , Resiliency , Stress Management

         

How do you know when it crosses the line from merely stressful to a real problem? Though it’s not always easy to tell, there are some simple questions to ask yourself.

Worries Become Anxiety - Help from Mercy Concern Counseling - Canton Akron Ohio

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