Trauma and Stabilization

Having a history of trauma leads to some predictable difficulties in life.  This handout is to help you understand some of what’s needed to be able to move forward. Stabilizing Because of the nature of post-traumatic stress, you may find yourself feeling out of control, acting compulsively, and being overrun with unwanted thoughts.  The first step of…

Trauma & Emotions

Having a history of trauma leads to some predictable difficulties in life.  This post is to help you understand some of the difficult emotions you may be experiencing. There are certain emotions you experienced during your traumatic experience(s) that were incredibly intense and confusing.  As a result, many trauma survivors try to avoid feeling emotion as much…

Trauma and Beliefs

Having a history of trauma leads to some predictable difficulties in life.  This post is to help you understand some of the thought processes you may be experiencing and give some tips on how to move forward. Thoughts and Beliefs All humans make sense of their experience.  Sometimes we know that we are doing it, but sometimes…

Abusing the Term “Abuse”

One benefit of being in the mental health field for a couple of decades is the ability to step back and notice large-scale changes over time. One change that stands out is a tremendous increase in the use of the word abuse or abusive.  Historically, the term abusewas reserved for the most grievous actions against a person’s dignity – sexual abuse…

CRU Huddle on Technology

Parent Resource: Technology Usage by Teens

Envision recently participated in a panel discussion designed to help parents navigate today’s world of technology, smartphones, Instagram, etc, etc, etc. These are various resources that we’d suggest checking out if you’d like further information. Watch the Recording! You can now watch the entire video recording of the panel. Books Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating…

How To Talk So Teens Will Listen

Resources for Parents of Teens

Books How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish Parenting Today’s Adolescent by Dennis and Barbara Rainey The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown Ups by Dr. Leonard Sax Support in Crisis: Be familiar with these resources before…

Breaking Through Social Anxiety

Group for Teens Don’t let social anxiety block your happiness or your goals! WHEN: Thursdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm – 10 weeks February 21, 2019 through May 2, 2019 WHERE: Envision Counseling Clinic 734 Wilcox Suite 202, Castle Rock, CO 80104 (Just above Crowfoot Valley Coffee) COST: $50 per session / must attend all sessions SIGN…