Entries by BHAVA Therapy Group

Five Steps to Help You Transition into The New Year

The year is quickly coming to an end. Your thoughts can be nervously drifting towards the goals you haven’t started, the resolutions you didn’t finish, or the pressure to do more in the coming year. You may be striving to believe that this new year brings a time of promise, excitement, and renewed dedication to achieve your goals, which it certainly may, but before focusing on strategizing new resolutions, you’ll need to pivot your mindset from negativity and learn from the past year.

To ensure you move forward this year … Read More

Tips on Staying Mentally Fit During the Holiday Season

Everywhere you look lately, there seems to be societal pressure to have a “perfect” or “joyful” holiday season. On social media, it seems like everyone has a close family, a lot of friends and amazing plans for the holidays. However, the reality is that the holidays are never perfect, and many people struggle or spend time alone and are isolated during the holiday season.
While it is ok to feel joy and delight during this time, it is ok to feel sad and lonely right now as well – it’s … Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Stress

Stress is a natural part of our modern lives. Bills come every month, kid’s activities are year-round, and work never seems to slow down. A little bit of stress is inevitable and can be a good thing. Stress helps you meet your daily challenges and motivates you to reach your goals. Good stress is vital for a healthy life.

Good vs. Bad Stress

You may think all stress is bad, but that isn’t the case. Good stress, or eustress, is the type of stress you feel when you are … Read More

Integrating Yoga & Psychotherapy

By Amanda Sacks, LMSW, RYT 500

While yoga is commonly thought of as a physical practice, it has had the ability to transform the way we understand and approach our thoughts and feelings. As a yoga student and as a yoga teacher, I’ve learned how to integrate insights from an ancient practice into everyday living. Whether dealing with low-level stressors or more impending challenges, yoga has supported my mental health drastically since I committed to learning about the practice, and about myself, during my first teacher training in 2009.… Read More

Warning Signs of Suicidal Behavior

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness, spread hope, and share vital information to help those in need and or those who have been affected by suicide. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in teenagers and is on the rise in teens and adults. Sometimes suicide can seem sudden, but in many cases, there are signs and symptoms that someone is considering taking their own life. Knowing the signs is vital so you or someone you know can seek help. These … Read More