We all have times where we can’t focus, don’t feel motivated, or want to be alone. But when we’re dealing with chronic mental health concerns like depression or anxiety, these issues can linger and prevent us from being happy and succeeding in our careers.
As therapist Elizabeth Tschoegl, LICSW, MSc explains, “anxiety interferes with sleep in any number of ways, from trouble falling asleep, to restlessness during sleep, to waking up in the middle of the night with panic, and more.” As if those interferences aren’t enough, they may increase your general anxiety around falling or staying asleep, making it that much harder to rest.
Many of us love Autumn, a time when your activities may include making yourself a cup of tea, getting cozy in your favorite blanket, and watching raindrops drizzle down your window. But have you ever felt as though the cooler weather has a tenacious hold on your mood? Do you ever notice your energy level… read more
In today’s productivity-focused culture, many of us feel the need to constantly be working. As a result, Americans are spending more and more time in the office. According to recent studies, “working hours in North America and the U.K. have steadily risen in the last 20 years. A DIT research report found that 1 in… read more
Despite the costs exacted by psychological conditions, in 2016, only 41% of adults with a mental health issue received any form of treatment. Long wait times and a lack of accessible care are a few reasons why people fail to seek clinical support, but some of the most insidious barriers between individuals and mental health care are the toxic myths that have sprung up around both psychological health and the therapeutic process.
We think of sleep as something we do when the day’s work is done—but when we doze off, our brain’s work is just getting started. Take a deeper dive into how the brain improves our health during sleep, and how we can help that process along.
The human body is a complex system that must be approached from different directions. This is why here, at The Viva Center, the practitioners have opted for a holistically oriented practice through which many modalities may be drawn from. In this fashion, Monica Freedman LICSW integrates the complementary methods of Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback to help… read more
Training the Brain: Neurofeedback with Melanie Shapiro As we have touched on before, healing and wellness can take place in a variety of forms, whether it be through traditional talk therapies or alternative treatments. At The Viva Center, our practitioners and affiliates are skilled in approaching the well-being of clients with a variety of techniques.… read more
Wellness Wednesday: Using Physical and Emotional Self-Awareness to Increase Mindfulness Is technology making our lives more stressful? Cell phones, wi-fi, and other modern conveniences are supposed to improve our quality of life: the trouble is, now that we have all these technologies, there’s no excuse not to do all our work at once. We book… read more
While the dust has been settling on a year of construction and renovation, the real substance of The Viva Center gets more attention and focus. As a multidisciplinary team of practitioners who are all focused on fostering optimal living in our clients, we are learning a lot from each other. One of the most important… read more