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Taproot Therapy: A Mindful Moment
10 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
ACCEPTS - a DBT skill for navigating challenging emotions
In this episode, we review another skill from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): ACCEPTS. ACCEPTS is an acronym we can use when we are experiencing challenging emotions. ACCEPTS stands for Activities, Contribution, Comparison, Emotions (or Opposite Emotion), Pushing Away, Thoughts, and Sensations. Listen and learn how to use this skill! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook (@taproottherapynyc)
7 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
DBT Challenge Day 4: Emotion Regulation
Welcome to the final day of the DBT challenge! Today, we talk about emotion regulation, and how to recognize positive experiences in your day. Practicing emotion regulation is a preventative measure to support our emotional wellbeing. If you want to learn more about DBT, join our upcoming therapy groups on 4/19! Check out our website for more information : www.taproottherapynyc.com. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook (@TaprootN) and Instagram (@taproottherapynyc).
8 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
DBT Challenge Day 3: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Listen to Day 3 of our DBT Challenge! Today, we talk about interpersonal effectiveness skills. Interpersonal effectiveness skills help us when we struggle to navigate our relationships when we are feeling anxious or depressed. In this episode, we talk about the skill FAST. It is an acronym for how to take care of ourselves while we interact with others. Join us for day 3 of our DBT challenge! Email me at email@example.com and let me know how the challenge is going for you! Follow us on Instagram (@taproottherapynyc) and Facebook (@TaprootN).
9 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
DBT Challenge Day 2: Distress Tolerance
For Day 2 of our challenge, we are focusing on Distress Tolerance. Distress Tolerance is one of the skill modules in DBT, and it provides tools for how to cope when we are in distressing situations. This episode explores the distress tolerance skill of distraction. We talk about the big difference between distraction (which is helpful!) and avoidance (which is not helpful!). We also talk about three ways we can effectively practice distraction techniques. Listen to the end to hear your challenge assignment for the day. And, join me tomorrow for day 3 of our DBT challenge, when we will talk about interpersonal effectiveness skills. Follow us on Facebook (@TaprootN) and Instagram (@taproottherapynyc). If you like what you hear, or have questions, comments, feedback, or anything else, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know how you're doing with the DBT challenge! Reach out with any questions about your challenge assignments.
33 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Challenge Day 1 : Mindfulness
Join us on our DBT challenge! DBT is an evidence-based therapeutic model. It has four skill modules: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation. Over the next four days, we will walk you through each of these modules. Today’s challenge: mindfulness! Follow along with the challenge on Instagram (@taproottherapynyc) and Facebook (@TaprootN).
21 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
How to Continue During Grief
Last week, we spoke about the intense feelings of grief we might experience. In this episode, we talk about how we can continue moving through our lives as we are grieving. We discuss daily living tasks, such as feeding ourselves, caring for our children, and getting good sleep. We also talk about larger tasks, such as returning to work. We explore specific skills that can support you during these challenging times. What are tools that have helped you? Share them with me! Email me at email@example.com. You can also follow us on Facebook (@TaprootN) and Instagram (@Taproottherapynyc).
45 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Navigating Shame and Grief in Pregnancy Loss
In this episode, we talk about pregnancy loss, and the experience of shame and grief. Erin Iwanusa, LCSW, CDWF, is a therapist who has experienced her own pregnancy loss. Erin discusses her own experience, as well as what felt helpful as she moved through her grief. By sharing our stories with others, we create community, foster healing, and decrease feelings of shame and isolation. Email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Helen Abbott and her work, visit www.BeyondPregnancyLoss.com. Follow Taproot on Instagram (@taproottherapynyc.com) and Facebook (@TaprootN).
17 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Creating Your Self-Care Plan
It's one thing to know all of the research behind burnout and self-care, but how do we make it work for us? Often, I hear people say, "This is great information. Now, what do I do with this?" This episode answers that question. This episode will talk about creating individualized self-care plans, plans that work specifically for us! Email me at email@example.com. Follow us on: Instagram (@TaprootTherapyNYC) Facebook (@TaprootTherapyNYC)
22 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Let’s talk burnout. What does it mean? How do we know we are burned out? And what can we do to help ourselves through it? If you’re tired, stressed, approaching burnout, in burnout, or maybe you’re feeling good but want to prepare for burnout prevention, this episode is for you! Stay tuned until the end to hear some exciting updates about Taproot Therapy! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook (@taproottherapynyc). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
From The Archives: When Civil Discourse No longer Feels Civil: Loving Kindness
Loving Kindness Meditation
15 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
The Science of Hugs
What happens when we don’t hug people for a while? In this episode, we will explore the science of hugs and why they are so important for our mental health. We will also explore ways in which we can continue to care for ourselves when hugs are not available - whether it’s because we are practicing social distancing, we feel uncomfortable hugging someone, or hugging just isn’t our thing. Email me at email@example.com with any feedback! Our practice, Taproot Therapy, has openings for incoming clients. If you are interested in starting your mental health journey, let us know! www.taproottherapynyc.com.
21 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Scarcity Mindset versus Abundance Mindset
In this episode, we explore how a scarcity mindset can impact our wellbeing. We also explore how we can shift to an abundance mindset practice. For more information on the research article mentioned in the show: https://www.pnas.org/content/116/24/11699.short Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or just to say hello! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @taproot_therapy_nyc
14 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Wise Mind is a skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It is the integration of our emotional mind and our logical mind. Learn about the skill, and join me in a Wise Mind practice at the end of the episode. You can also read our blog post about Wise Mind on our website: www.taproottherapynyc.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! If you have any thoughts, questions, feedback, or simply want to say hello, email me at email@example.com.
8 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Your 2020 Year in Review
2020 - what a year! As we wrap up 2020, it’s vital to take some time to review our year. In this episode, we talk about the importance of reviewing our year to set ourselves up for a hopeful 2021. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
28 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Creativity, Vulnerability, & Ambiguous Grief: A Conversation with Matthew Iwanusa
Join me in my conversation with Matthew, a musician and film editor. In our talk, he addresses the vulnerability in his creative endeavors, as well as a ambiguous grief involved in recognizing when our professional and creative pursuits do not go as planned. Email me at email@example.com with any questions, comments, or feedback! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
15 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
3 Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
The holidays can often be stressful - and 2020 might be especially challenging. Listen for our three tips for managing holiday stress. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! For more information on our upcoming groups, The Daring Way™, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
27 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
The 6 Tools of Mindfulness
According to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, there are six primary components of mindfulness. Knowing and understanding these tools can help us become aware of all of the mindfulness tools we are naturally doing throughout the day. For more information on DBT skills, including mindfulness tools and PLEASE (as referenced in the episode), click here: https://www.eriniwanusalcsw.com/blog-inspiration--resources Follow us on Instagram, Facebook @TaprootTherapyNYC and Twitter @TaprootN. Send me an email! I love hearing from you: email@example.com
46 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving from Taproot Therapy!
To celebrate Thanksgiving week, we are re-releasing all five episodes of our Gratitude Challenge! Taproot Therapy is also running a therapeutic skills group for helping us manage our holiday anxiety. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter : @TaprootTherapyNYC
18 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
From The Archives: When Civil Discourse No longer Feels Civil
How is everyone feeling from election fatigue? I'm sure it has left many of us with so many mixed emotions. I've reached back into the archives to provide you with a Loving Kindness meditation - a meditation that allows us to send health, safety, and ease to ourselves and others.
20 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Ambiguous Grief & COVID-19
Today, we hear from you: the listener! Listen to stories of how people have grieved during the pandemic, and how folks have managed the stages of grief in their lives since March, 2020. Follow up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Email me at email@example.com
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