Resiliency

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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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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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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Aug 03, 2015

Your Capacity for Resilience: 5 Habits That Help Overcome Adversity

Posted by Michele Morgart on Mon, Aug 3, 2015 - 10:50 AM in Behavioral Health , Resiliency

         

Resilience is not magic. It’s not a “gift” or found only in certain people. All of us have the capacity to be resilient. Everyone can learn how to face the inevitable problems and troubles of life, work through them, and be strengthened by them.

five habits of resilient people | mercy professional counseling, canton, ohio

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Jul 06, 2015

How Easily Do You Adjust to Change? Take Our Quick Resiliency Quiz.

Posted by Michele Morgart on Mon, Jul 6, 2015 - 10:44 AM in Behavioral Health , Resiliency

         

Resilience is defined by Merriam Webster as "an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change." Where are you in terms of resiliency?

Resiliency quiz 2015 - Mercy Medical Center Canton Ohio

Consider the following statements and how they work in your life. Think of what you have, who you are, and what you can do as important strengths and resources that contribute to your resilience each and every day.

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