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How to Make Sure Your Holidays Are Happy and Balanced

happy-holidaysThe holidays are a time of year for celebration, being with family, and enjoying. Yet, they also tend to be a time of stress for many people in terms of preparation, overindulgence, and cost. The following are five ways to manage your stress through this holiday season.

1. Make time for your family but also for yourself.

If you are a parent, the holidays can be extremely stressful as you prepare for your children’s celebration. However, even if you are single the additional stress of attending holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift buying may seem like more to do. This… Continue reading

Need Mediation? Meditation Matters Too

mediationMediation is a flexible, simple, and often times quick way to fully resolve conflicts.

Whether these conflicts are family-based or professional, our mediation skills at Innovative Counseling Services (ICS) can decrease the time spent attempting to communicate through a complex issue. Our team brings you results.

ICS mediators follow and teach similar methods to those described by Tom Pronesti, a leading mediator who suggests relaxation techniques. This is why he recommends that mediators practice and teach meditation to their clients.

How can meditation help resolve conflict?

• It can help you relax during stressful days/circumstances.
• It can assist… Continue reading

Learning, Practicing, and Being Mindful

EDITOR’S NOTE: In our ongoing series showcasing professional life coaches, this week’s feature is from Karen Jones, an ICS Counselor. She reflects on her recent learnings on mindfulness and how to practice it as a way of being.

Upon returning from my latest mindfulness retreat, I find myself continuing to contemplate some of the discussions that included the term, habit energies. As I understand it, habit energies are those patterns, responses, and ways of being that we develop after observing, learning, and practicing them. We then begin to use them in our lives without much conscious intention; perhaps… Continue reading

How to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of year for celebration, being with family, and enjoying. Yet, they also tend to be a time of stress for many people in terms of preparation, overindulgence, and cost. The following are five ways to manage your stress through this holiday season.

1. Make time for your family but also for yourself.

If you are a parent, the holidays can be extremely stressful as you prepare for your children’s celebration. However, even if you are single the additional stress of attending holiday parties, family gatherings, and gift buying may seem like more to do.… Continue reading

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