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Stress Reduction in a Stress Filled World [Video]

Are you feeling stressed about work, relationships or school?

Have you lost sleep because of racing thoughts about life?

Can't stop worrying about important things in your life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this video is for you!

Laurene Larson MS LPC with Vista Counseling & ADHD Cinic in Eugene, OR.  Schedule a free 15 minute phone consult at www.vistapsych.com .

Posted on October 18, 2013 .

Five Tips For Reducing Stress

Laurene Larson, MS, LPC

www.vistapsych.com/larson

1. Keep a positive attitude! New brain research demonstrates this is a powerful antidote to both stress and depression, and when we believe things are going to be alright the chance we relax increases dramatically.

2. Accept that there ARE events you can not control. Letting go of worry is powerful and relaxing.

3. Take 15-20 minutes to relax, and another 15-20 to exercise. Your mind and body benefit from daily doses of both.

4. Maintain social connections. Having friends, clubs, coworkers to debrief and share ideas, problems and concerns with benefits our mental and physical health. Even pets have shown to be stress reducers!

5. Laugh. Laughter is, indeed, great medicine! Laughing expands our lungs, stimulates the heart and other muscles, and increases the brain’s release of endorphins. What better pain killer could there be?

Posted on September 23, 2013 .

What Are Five Tips for Reducing Stress? Find Out at the Block Party!

Five Tips for Reducing Stress

1. Keep a positive attitude! New brain research demonstrates this is a powerful antidote to both stress and depression, and when we believe things are going to be alright the chance we relax increases dramatically. 

Find out the rest of the top five from Laurene Larson, MS, LPC  at the upcoming Block Party.

 

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 Join Vista at the Eugene Pearl District Block Party on Thursday September 12th, for a Scavenger Hunt to win one of two iPad Minis, dessert from Divine Cupcake, and live music with local band Battlesnake!  

 

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Posted on August 30, 2013 .

Vista's Summer 2013 Newsletter

Posted on August 21, 2013 .

What are the three top problems that families have that lead them to therapy? Ask A Child & Family Therapist

  1. Parents  often seek help in setting boundaries and expectations for behavior.
  2. For parents of teenagers, a frequent problem is how to improve communication so their kids will share information, especially about school.
  3. Parents often share that once kids hit late adolescence, suddenly kids find the opinions of their peers, and even the parents of their peers more enlightening than what they hear at home. 


Laurene Larson, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Vista.  Learn more about her and schedule an appointment by visiting her page at  www.vistapsych.com  .

Laurene Larson, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Vista.  Learn more about her and schedule an appointment by visiting her page at www.vistapsych.com .

What are the top three goals or resolutions that families want?

  1. One great way to set boundaries and have rules that work is to engage your child in the setting of rules - not to say they decide the rules, but that they have some participation. In doing so there's more willingness to follow the expectation being set. If there's a breach in the expectation, make certain the consequence is immediate, and has an end point. Especially when using grounding or removing phones or other privileges, having a date for the end of the grounding, or return of the item is effective and healthy for everyone. Open ended consequences quickly lose meaning.
  2. Kids often report that their parents are always bugging them for too much information about their lives. Remember, they are trying to spread their wings, and just because they seem to be less excited to share every detail doesn't mean they are trying to shut out parental involvement. It's a natural part of development, and in most cases as the late teens hit, communication flow picks up again.
  3. The age old story of a teenager excitedly sharing a remarkable comment made by someone outside the family, when you are confident you've said the exact same thing, is commonplace. It doesn't always happen, but most of us experience it at some time raising a teenager. Remember Charlie Brown and "wah wah wah" being the only audible comments adults made? Tuning out has been around a long time! If you've guided  your kids to develop core values, this stage usually subsides and they will once again be seeking the wise advice of their parents!  

 

Posted on August 5, 2013 .