July 8, 2019

Negativity can be associated with a bad mood that everyone experiences at one point or another. The issue with negativity is that it can cause serious implications for your emotional well-being. If you are surrounded by negative thoughts, from yourself or others, on a routine basis, you may find yourself also feeling depressed and anxious. Your mental health can take a tole because of your emotional health and can affect your eating, sleep patterns, and muc...

July 1, 2019

Here at New Leaf Counseling, we are excited to introduce our new journaling series that will be covering a wide range of topics for journaling from gratitude, to eating habits, to anxiety. First in our series is mindfulness journaling!

Mindfulness is a complete body, mind, and spirit practice. Through meditation and contemplation, you can remove negative energy from your life.

You can also begin to notice what triggers you and how your body reacts to that t...

June 10, 2019

 
When your mind is bombarded by negativity, it makes it difficult to focus or even appreciate the positive things in your life. This can affect how present you are with your family, the productivity of your work, and your ability to enjoy the little things.

Negative thoughts can bog you down, make you feel overwhelmed, and leave you feeling helpless and hopeless.

If you continue to feel hopeless and overwhelmed, your body's natural defense will be to sh...

May 29, 2019

There are many different types of anxiety. Panic attack disorders, general anxiety, and situational anxiety are a few that we will talk about today. It is important to know what type of anxiety you experience because then you can gain the proper tools to work through it. Take a look at these different types of anxiety disorders and ways to help you work through them.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A very common anxiety disorder that many people don’t even reali...

May 13, 2019

If you are struggling with anxiety, you may be looking for tips on ways to manage it. There is a wide range of things that can help with anxiety, and while feelings of panic and terror should not be ignored,there are ways you can send helpful messages to your brain that it is safe and can come down from high alert.

Here at New Leaf Counseling, we created a list of tips to help you handle anxiety in a healthy way.

Self-Care

Too many people find unhealthy ways...

May 5, 2019

Mindfulness is a practice that takes time and patience to incorporate into your daily life. In addition, it is not just for adults. Teaching your children to practice mindfulness will not only help them with day to day stresses but will make the practice of it second nature so that as they grow up, they will handle the things life throws at them with more ease!  

The trick when teaching kids about mindfulness and how to practice it is to keep them engaged an...

April 22, 2019

We've have already given a brief introduction introduction into mindfulness as well as ways it reduces stress and anxiety. Now we are going to talk about other benefits of mindfulness.

When you hear the word mindfulness, you may already have some preconceived notions around it. There are different aspects to mindfulness, and there are many benefits from practicing mindfulness in your life. Here at New Leaf Counseling, we want to introduce some additional ben...

April 14, 2019

Stress is something that comes up in everyone's daily life, and everyone deals with it from time to time. Some days are, of course, are harder than others. In most cases, we can handle our daily stresses but when pressures of life keep piling on, it can be challenging to manage. Mindfulness is one way you can manage your stress, recognize the triggers, and work through that stress to remove it from your life and move on with your day. If you aren't sure wha...

April 7, 2019

Mindfulness is something that can sound very mystic and out there to most people. Most people fear they won’t have enough time for it and that it won’t produce the outcome that they may want. You may think it is all about meditation and how to find out more about yourself. There are several things you should know about mindfulness before you toss it out the door as something that isn't for you. Here at New Leaf Counseling, we decided to release a four-part...

You completed college.  You found a job. It may not be the dream career job you are really after, however, it is a step forward in this thing called life. You are finally in full throttle adulthood. Does it ever feel like you have it all together, yet you are completely lost all at the same time? If so, you are not alone.  

Who am I and why do I care: I am Michelle Niehues a Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas City.  As a therapist, I have seen a co...

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