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stress awareness

Is Stress Always Harmful?

Encountering stress in day-to-day life is inevitable. According to prevailing research, your body’s fight-or-flight response evolved to heighten your awareness amid dangerous or challenging circumstances, allowing you to act quickly when the need arises. In other words, without stress, humankind might have died out centuries ago. Some stress is beneficial,...

professional development for counselors

Keeping Credentials up to Date | Professional Development for Counselors

Regardless of your therapy specialty, it’s essential to stay on top of cutting-edge research and innovative practices by seeking professional development opportunities. State regulatory boards also require mental health professionals to take continuing education courses to maintain their licensure and keep their credentials up to date.   Why Do Therapists Need...

what you should know about sedatives

What You Need to Know About Sedatives

Health care providers commonly prescribe sedatives to treat various conditions such as anxiety, seizures, panic disorders and sleep disorders. If your physician has recommended taking a medication like Xanax, Valium, Ativan or Lunesta, you may assume there’s no risk involved in taking these drugs under a doctor’s orders. However, you...

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