Stress Management

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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Dec 04, 2015

10 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress & Put the Season into Perspective

Posted by Michele Morgart on Fri, Dec 4, 2015 - 1:03 PM in Behavioral Health , Stress Management

         

The media typically portray the holidays as the happiest time of the year, but rarely do our experiences match our memories or our expectations. Michele Morgart with Mercy Concern provides 10 ways you can put things into perspective and enjoy the season more.

10 ways to manage Christmas stress - Mercy Concern Professional Counseling Services

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Nov 05, 2015

Four Things You Must Do to Overcome the Stress of Job Loss

Posted by Michele Morgart on Thu, Nov 5, 2015 - 12:10 PM in Behavioral Health , Stress Management

         

When you experience the loss of a job or other, major workplace change, there are many similarities to the stages of grief and loss. Learn more about the four tasks you must complete in order to move past a painful job loss.

Four things to do when you lose your job - Mercy Counseling, Canton and Akron, Ohio

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Sep 17, 2015

10 Tips on Dealing with Procrastination

Posted by Michele Morgart on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 - 12:04 PM in Behavioral Health , Stress Management , Time Management

         

Procrastination is a complicated behavior but it can be mastered. If you have a tendency to procrastinate, avoid don't delay! Implement these tips from Michele Morgart, Mercy Concern Professional Counseling Services.

10 tips on overcoming procrastination | canton, akron counseling services | Mercy Medical Center

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Apr 27, 2015

If You're Always Tranquil, Ignore This. 8 Secrets of Relaxation for the Rest of Us.

Posted by Michele Morgart on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 - 11:52 AM in Behavioral Health , Stress Management

         

For a few lucky people, tranquility seems to be an inborn gift — something they just have. The rest of us must teach ourselves the secrets of relaxation, inner peace and tranquility in the workplace and during troubled personal times.

8 Secrets of Relaxation from Mercy Concern, Canton Ohio

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