Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

By |May 10th, 2016|Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|

One of the mistaken beliefs surrounding anxiety is that everything that happens centers around you.  This mistaken belief can take on a life of its own when you are in anxiety overload.  You become a [...]

The Quintessential Meaning of Intimacy

By |April 28th, 2016|Happiness, Relationships|

In one of the most moving books I’ve read, entitled Letters to an Unborn Child, David Ireland, disabled, confined to a wheelchair and terminally ill, wrote a series of letters to the unborn child he [...]

Mentor and Monitor Your Child’s Relationships

By |February 28th, 2016|Family Life, Relationships|

As your child grows, he or she will come into contact with more and more people outside your family and circle of friends. They will meet coaches, teachers, other parents, other children, and other adults. [...]

Creating Healthy Relationships with Intention

By |January 30th, 2016|Happiness, Relationships|

As you work to create a healthier life, it’s important to look at ways you can strengthen your relationships. Strong relationships should be the main source of comfort and gratification in your life. Yet, at [...]

Dr. Gregory Jantz Advises to Acknowledge Super Bowl Grief, but Avoid Over-Identifying

By |January 15th, 2016|Press Release|

PRESS RELEASE February 2, 2015 Dr. Gregory Jantz, Founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE in Edmonds and a Big Seahawks Fan, Advises to Acknowledge Super Bowl Grief, but Avoid Over-Identifying Media Contacts: [...]

Mental Health Expert Calls For National Debate On System That is Failing Boys

By |January 15th, 2016|Press Release|

PRESS RELEASE  April 28, 2015 Media ALERT Mental Health Expert Calls For National Debate On System That is Failing Boys; Discusses Latest in String of School Shootings at North Thurston High School in Washington Media [...]

The Rise in Prescription Antidepressants

By |January 5th, 2016|Depression, PTSD, Recovery, Whole Person Care|

While there is no dispute that the incidence of depression is growing, the response to this growth is changing.   The trend has been away from traditional psychotherapy and toward a pharmaceutical solution.  As reported by [...]

Creating an Action Plan for Your New Exercise Routine

By |November 30th, 2015|Depression, Whole Person Care|

Oftentimes, a decision to start exercising is made in desperation and disgust. Desperation says, “Start now and start hard.” Disgust says, “You deserve to feel bad.” These twin voices come from frustration, and they doom [...]

Understanding Acute and Chronic Stress

By |October 31st, 2015|Anxiety, PTSD|

Acute stress is the slam-on-the brakes kind of stress. It’s tied to a specific event that is perceived as either dangerous or demanding. Your body rallies around the emotional reaction of alarm and fear by [...]