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What to Expect Following a Natural Disaster

What to Expect Following a Natural Disaster

Common reactions to a natural disaster: Recurring dreams or nightmares Trouble concentrating and remembering Feeling numb, withdrawn, disconnected Feeling bursts of anger or irritability Physical symptoms, such as headaches, digestive problems, muscle tension Feeling overprotective of your family’s safety Avoiding reminders of the natural disaster Feeling tearful or crying for no apparent reason   Ways […]
Hurricane Harvey Support Group

Hurricane Harvey Support Group

HURRICANE HARVEY SUPPORT GROUP   When: Sundays from 1:00-2:30 pm   Where: Friendswood Friends Church Education Building   Who: Anyone wanting to gain emotional support following the storm   Cost: FREE       For more information: Rochelle Bridges, MA, LMFT, CDWF 281-819-0144 Rochelle@friendswoodfamilycounseling.com
How do I pick myself up after I’ve failed?

How do I pick myself up after I’ve failed?

So, I failed to get a blog out last week and I’m just now writing one this week (It’s Wednesday and they usually go out on Monday). How did this happen? Well, first of all, family came to visit and I set aside some work hours to be with them. That is a great choice […]
Being An “I Get You” Person

Being An “I Get You” Person

Have you ever walked away from a conversation feeling understood?  Feeling like the listener really “got you” and how you were feeling? This happened to me recently.  I was upset about a situation where a doctor took advantage of my college age daughter who was seeking medical attention at a clinic near her university. My […]
Why Am I Sabotaging My Personal Growth?

Why Am I Sabotaging My Personal Growth?

Change is hard. I can’t overstate that fact. There is something within most of us that is inherently resistant to it. So how do we develop the endurance we need to defy this oppositional force within us? In this blog, I’m going to look at one strategy you can use to help you accomplish a […]
Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Well, I finally did it! I’m pausing and taking a deep breath to “take in” the joy of this moment. Ahhhhh. Pure JOY! As I mentioned back in February, I started talking about writing a blog last fall. But I just couldn’t make it work because to really blog, I needed an updated website with a […]
Intention

Intention

It’s February 9 and I haven’t started the blog I began talking about last October. October 2015! I hope I’m not the only person that is not doing what I said I wanted to do. But I might be. I imagine I am. That feels bad so I remind myself that I have a great excuse. […]
COURAGEworks Group

COURAGEworks Group

This 8 week group opportunity is for individuals who desire to develop more resilience in their personal or professional life.  The curriculum used is based on the research and work of Dr. Brene’ Brown and is practical, helpful and insightful. Dr. Brown says: “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. The process […]
I’M IMPERFECT AND I’M GOOD ENOUGH Class for Adolescent Females

I’M IMPERFECT AND I’M GOOD ENOUGH Class for Adolescent Females

Using curriculum developed from Dr. Brene’ Brown, this 90 minute class will be highly interactive.  Participants will view a short video each week on a specific topic.  Topics include letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol of self-worth, moving out of perfectionism,  cultivating creativity, managing anxiety and learning to be authentic. Participants will spend […]
COURAGEworks

COURAGEworks

Using curriculum developed from the research of Dr. Brene’ Brown, COURAGEworks is an awesome group experience for individuals who seek to intentionally draw on their own courage in at least one area of life where they are seeking long-lasting, empowering change. Brene says, “If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. The process […]