The Power of Self-Compassion

Kristin VaughnSelf-Care

Back in the day, and probably still in some offices, therapists would often treat anxiety disorders by exposing the patient to the feared situation. They had a treatment called “flooding”, which meant that they would just throw them right in with what scared them the most. Perhaps they would take them up to the top of a high building or … Read More

The Importance of Self-Care

kristinvaughnSelf-Care

Lately in my practice I’ve sounded like a broken record to myself: “Put the oxygen mask on yourself before you can put it on others.” There is a good reason for my increased emphasis on self-care. On a very fundamental level, we can not expect to be able to take on all of the stressors and burdens of life without caring for … Read More