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Self Compassion in the Adoption Process
Feb 15 2024
Self Compassion in the Adoption Process
Self Compassion is defined as extending compassion to oneself in instances of perceived inadequacy, failure, or general suffering. It includes accepting our humanity, practicing self kindness and being mindful of our needs. Join Therapist, Jessie Larimer, and our director, April Bordeau, as they discuss self compassion needed in when things don't turn out the way we'd hoped they would as parents. What is helpful for parents in this place?1. Understanding of the influence of brain trauma .2. Validate that your parenting experience is hard and different.3. Find your tribe- fight isolation.4. Embrace "good enough parenting."5.  Pay attention to your own emotional regulation.6. Pay attention to where shame is creeping up.7. Make room for grief.8. Accept that you are not responsible for everyone around you being okay.Recommended resources:The Connected Child- PurvisBeneath the Mask- Riley/MeeksBattle Weary Parents- Pam Parish Confessions of an Adoptive Parent- Mike BerryText us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeSee our YouTube page hereIf you would like someone to come speak to your group about anxiety, depression or mental health, contact us for more details.If you are struggling and ready to take a step toward freedom, schedule an appt today.
Answering Common Questions - What type of service and therapy is best for me and my situation?
Jan 30 2024
Answering Common Questions - What type of service and therapy is best for me and my situation?
All of us face struggles at some point in our lives. These struggles may include stress at work, difficulty in marriage, or problems with a family member or friend. Alternatively, struggles may include depression or anxiety, drinking alcohol too often, or even uncontrolled worry. Sometimes, life's struggles can be eased by taking better care of oneself, and perhaps talking about the issues with a pastor, a supportive friend and/or family member. But there may be times when these steps don't resolve the issue... there hasn’t been growth in understanding the situation (“just aren’t connecting the dots” or "feeling stuck").What service and type of therapy is best for your situation? Join our director and therapist, April Bordeau, and guest host, Larry Vinson, as they discuss the different options available.Other helpful podcasts:Anxiety and perfectionismFighting BurnoutAnxiety and Stress at WorkUnderstanding Anxiety and WorryBoundariesText us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeSee our YouTube page hereIf you would like someone to come speak to your group about anxiety, depression or mental health, contact us for more details.If you are struggling and ready to take a step toward freedom, schedule an appt today.
Answering Common Questions - What Happens in the First Therapy Appointment?
Jan 23 2024
Answering Common Questions - What Happens in the First Therapy Appointment?
All of us face struggles at some point in our lives. These struggles may include stress at work, difficulty in marriage, or problems with a family member or friend. Alternatively, struggles may include depression or anxiety, drinking alcohol too often, or even uncontrolled worry. Sometimes, life's struggles can be eased by taking better care of oneself, and perhaps talking about the issues with a pastor, a supportive friend and/or family member. But there may be times when these steps don't resolve the issue... there hasn’t been growth in understanding the situation (“just aren’t connecting the dots” or "feeling stuck").So you've picked the place and the person - and you're wondering, what exactly is going to happen at that first appointment?  Join our director and therapist, April Bordeau, and guest host, Larry Vinson, as they talk about what you can expect between the time you make the appointment and the end of that first session. Other helpful podcasts:Anxiety and perfectionismFighting BurnoutAnxiety and Stress at WorkUnderstanding Anxiety and WorryBoundariesText us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeSee our YouTube page hereIf you would like someone to come speak to your group about anxiety, depression or mental health, contact us for more details.If you are struggling and ready to take a step toward freedom, schedule an appt today.
Answering Common Questions - How to Pick (and Fire!) Your Therapist
Jan 18 2024
Answering Common Questions - How to Pick (and Fire!) Your Therapist
All of us face struggles at some point in our lives. These struggles may include stress at work, difficulty in marriage, or problems with a family member or friend. Alternatively, struggles may include depression or anxiety, drinking alcohol too often, or even uncontrolled worry. Sometimes, life's struggles can be eased by taking better care of oneself, and perhaps talking about the issues with a pastor, a supportive friend and/or family member. But there may be times when these steps don't resolve the issue... there hasn’t been growth in understanding the situation (“just aren’t connecting the dots” or "feeling stuck").So, how do you pick the right therapist and what if the one you have isn't working out? Join our director and therapist, April Bordeau, and guest host, Larry Vinson, as they tackle the topic of picking the right therapist.  Questions to consider: 1.        Think about your goals ahead of time and choose your desired therapy type 2.        Figure out your budget and how you want to pay for it 3.        Find Options 4.        Consider cultural competence (age, stage, background, faith perspective)5.        Ask questions about the things that matter to you 6.        Pay close attention to your own responses 7.        Expect to try a few Other helpful podcasts:Anxiety and perfectionismFighting BurnoutAnxiety and Stress at WorkUnderstanding Anxiety and WorryBoundariesText us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeSee our YouTube page hereIf you would like someone to come speak to your group about anxiety, depression or mental health, contact us for more details.If you are struggling and ready to take a step toward freedom, schedule an appt today.
Answering Common Questions - What to Do When Considering Therapy
Jan 9 2024
Answering Common Questions - What to Do When Considering Therapy
All of us face struggles at some point in our lives. These struggles may include stress at work, difficulty in marriage, or problems with a family member or friend. Alternatively, struggles may include depression or anxiety, drinking alcohol too often, or even uncontrolled worry. Sometimes, life's struggles can be eased by taking better care of oneself, and perhaps talking about the issues with a pastor, a supportive friend and/or family member. But there may be times when these steps don't resolve the issue... there hasn’t been growth in understanding the situation (“just aren’t connecting the dots” or "feeling stuck").So what do we do when considering therapy? Join our director and therapist, April Bordeau, and guest host, Larry Vinson, as they answer common questions on this very topic. Other helpful podcasts:Anxiety and perfectionismFighting BurnoutAnxiety and Stress at WorkUnderstanding Anxiety and WorryBoundariesText us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeSee our YouTube page hereIf you would like someone to come speak to your group about anxiety, depression or mental health, contact us for more details.If you are struggling and ready to take a step toward freedom, schedule an appt today.
Answering Common Questions - When is it time for therapy?
Jan 4 2024
Answering Common Questions - When is it time for therapy?
All of us face struggles at some point in our lives. These struggles may include stress at work, difficulty in marriage, or problems with a family member or friend. Alternatively, struggles may include depression or anxiety, drinking alcohol too often, or even uncontrolled worry. Sometimes, life's struggles can be eased by taking better care of oneself, and perhaps talking about the issues with a pastor, a supportive friend and/or family member. But there may be times when these steps don't resolve the issue... there hasn’t been growth in understanding the situation (“just aren’t connecting the dots” or "feeling stuck"). So, how do you know if therapy is needed? Join our director and therapist, April Bordeau, and guest host, Larry Vinson, as they tackle the topic of when to reach out to see a therapist and how to help a loved one who might benefit as well. Other helpful podcasts:Anxiety and perfectionismFighting BurnoutAnxiety and Stress at WorkUnderstanding Anxiety and WorryBoundariesText us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeSee our YouTube page hereIf you would like someone to come speak to your group about anxiety, depression or mental health, contact us for more details.If you are struggling and ready to take a step toward freedom, schedule an appt today.
REAL Parenting - Top Questions Parents Ask Us
Nov 13 2023
REAL Parenting - Top Questions Parents Ask Us
Join us as we continue our Real Parenting series, with this episode, “Top Questions Parents Ask Care to Change.”  Teresa Haskins and April Bordeau do a speed round Q&A  giving answers and resources for the following questions:How do I know if my child’s problems are serious enough to need therapy? When is It Time to get Help for my child? How do I help my child who has high anxiety and depression? How are children with mental health issues treated? What is driving the mental health crisis among kids? What kind of protection should I place on my child’s technology/social media? Does my child have ADHD? What do I do if my child is into pornography? What to do when you catch your kids with porn? What rules should I make in terms of privacy? What do I do when I find out my child is LGBTQ+ ? What do I do if my child is suicidal? What do I do if my child is being bullied? How do I know when my child needs additional support in school? How do I know when to medicate? Other Recommended Resources:Care to Change blogs Parenting From The Inside Out  Other Care to Change recommended resources First Aid For Families Text us your thoughts or questions at our Care Line: 317-979-7133For more information about Care to Change visit  www.caretochange.orgFollow Care to Change on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CaretoChange.org/Follow Care to Change on Instagram @care_to_changeIf you would like someone to come speak to your group, contact us for more details or schedule an appt today.