Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC This post originally published on August 18th, 2021 here at That Darn Amygdala. It has been updated with the most up-to-date research. Enjoy! In the midst of this month being Stress Awareness Month, I want to talk about something important: how you talk to yourself. How you talk toContinue reading “Realistic Affirmations: The Hardest Emotional Regulation Tool”

Using Journaling to Track Your Mental Health

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Many of us enjoy seeing progress. Whether it is progress in projects, progress in physical stamina, or even progress in our jobs, progress is clear information that we are obviously doing something right. What about your mental health ? Are you able to easily track the progress you makeContinue reading “Using Journaling to Track Your Mental Health”

Mental Health Journaling: Why it Works

By Carissa Weber, MA, LPC, CSAC Ah yes, journaling! I interrupt our post series on emotional regulation to bring you journaling. This humble, but effective coping skill is often overlooked, but why? I decided in honor of my new program, Journaling with a Purpose, I should take some time to talk more about the marvelousContinue reading “Mental Health Journaling: Why it Works”