Panoramic Counseling Blog

Essentialism: A Book Review

I suppose I’ve been on a minimalist journey for the past year and a half. Recently, I discovered the book, Essentialism, by Greg McKeown. I will be sharing some of the insights that I gained with you today. It’s no secret that we live in a world that never seems to sleep. Now, more than ever, people are pressured to...[ read more ]

No Strings Attached: Why I Banned Technology from my Bedroom

I recently finished Cal Newport’s book, Digital Minimalism. While I’ll discuss the many insights gained from that book in this Sunday’s newsletter, I wanted to share about the improvements that I’m already seeing. In his book, Newport discusses how pervasive technology has become in the 21st century. One suggestion he offers is to keep technology out of the bedroom. Last...[ read more ]

Radical Acceptance

Today, I'm sharing about radical acceptance, which is a concept that I use both personally and in my therapy work with clients. Radical acceptance can be both simple and difficult all at the same time. So let's dive in, shall we? Radical acceptance is the ability to acknowledge the reality of your situation without judging, blaming, or criticizing yourself or...[ read more ]

Tutorial: Tapping for Anxiety and Stress

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I’m Quitting Caffeine… Again

About a year ago, I chose to give up caffeine. The decision was made based on the strong correlation between my consumption of caffeine and the intensity of symptoms from my anxiety disorder. That lasted about two months… Let’s be clear, I’m not saying that caffeine causes anxiety; however, there is a wealth of research that suggests that those living...[ read more ]

Meditation Apps

There are so many mental health benefits of meditation. Today, I'd like to share about two meditation apps that I've used both personally and in sessions at Panoramic Counseling. Both apps, Calm and Headspace, are user-friendly and can be downloaded for Android and Apple devices. They both offer a limited free version and have comparably-priced subscription plans. Calm Pros: Has...[ read more ]

Mistakes or Lessons Learned?

We all know that mistakes are a normal part of life; however, believing this is often easier said than done. We live in a hyper-competitive world and social media can often create the illusion that we are expected to have flawless lives. In reality, life is messy and it can’t be filtered. My challenge for you (and for myself) throughout...[ read more ]

Bings and Red Dots- On Social Media and Mental Health

Social media, like anything else we consume, has its pros and cons. Pros: Apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat allow us to keep up with friends, network, and promote businesses; for example, I use Facebook groups to network with other therapists and to receive referrals for new clients. These apps also help families separated by distance to stay connected....[ read more ]

Personality Tests

Most of you have probably taken some form of personality test throughout your life. I've taken a ton; in fact, I recall a handful of job applications that had a variation of personality test on them. Personality tests are cool because they help us gain a better awareness of ourselves and how we operate in the world. My favorite of...[ read more ]

Vlog “Act like you’re patient until patience comes.”

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