Peak Performance

The Power of Hope


The Power of Hope Author:  Hannah Aslin - MAC  Hope. This word holds different meanings in different spaces for different people. What is hope and what does it mean? According to Charles Snyder, hope is “a positive cognitive state based on a sense of successful goal-directed determination and planning to meet these goals”. In [...]

The Power of Hope2020-12-07T10:28:02-07:00

How do I stay motivated?


How Do I Stay Motivated? Author:  Kate Pauley - MFTC  Are you having trouble staying motivated and getting things done?  Firstly, know that you’re not alone.  Both kids and adults are struggling to stay productive while working and schooling from home.  Luckily, the concept of intrinsic motivation may help you to get motivated and [...]

How do I stay motivated?2020-12-07T10:23:36-07:00

Setting Goals for Success


Setting Goals for Success Author:  Stephanie Camins - MA, LPC   “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Zig Ziglar Every one of us spends time thinking about where we’re at and where we want to go in our life.   Planning and executing goals will take you from envisioning your ideal future to living [...]

Setting Goals for Success2020-12-07T10:20:28-07:00

Don’t Stop Believing!


Don't Stop Believing! Author:  Sheila White, MFTC  ♪ “Don’t Stop Believing”   ♪   Journey put out this song in 1981, and it is still an awesome song. It is also a great mantra for the times when you are trudging-along-moving-closer to your goal. At least you hope you are moving closer to your goal. [...]

Don’t Stop Believing!2020-12-07T08:59:41-07:00

Finding Common Ground in Divisive Times:  The Power of Beliefs


Finding Common Ground in Divisive Times:  The Power of Beliefs Author:  Stephanie Camins - MA, LPC   Why do we believe?  Where do beliefs come from?  Are beliefs changeable? How do we change ours or another’s beliefs? Why are some people so steadfast in their beliefs while others seem to be more flexible? What [...]

Finding Common Ground in Divisive Times:  The Power of Beliefs2020-10-19T12:22:00-06:00

Using Hypnosis in Psychotherapy


Using Hypnosis in Psychotherapy Author:  Stephanie Camins - MA, LPC  Working with my own hypnotherapist changed my life!  (Thanks Pam!) Letting go of negative behaviors and beliefs paved the way for my personal growth journey. After a very painful few years that included the loss of my Mom after a long, ugly struggle with [...]

Using Hypnosis in Psychotherapy2020-08-10T08:24:49-06:00

Does Willpower Work?


Does Willpower Work? Author:  Morgan Blair - MA, Intern   What is willpower?  Individuals who exhibit high levels of willpower are able to better regulate emotions, control impulses, and achieve long or short term goals. So, what is willpower exactly? The American Psychological Association (APA) took a look at many different researchers studies on willpower [...]

Does Willpower Work?2020-08-09T08:27:53-06:00

Leveraging Your Strengths


Leveraging Your Strengths Author:  Jenna DeRosa, LPCC  Identifying your strengths promotes self-awareness but also helps you succeed in what you choose to do in life. This can mean your relationships, hobbies, and in the workplace. The first step is being able to understand the different types of strengths that you have and then how [...]

Leveraging Your Strengths2020-08-09T08:16:01-06:00

How to Engage Fully in Your Life


How to Engage Fully in Your Life Author:  Alexa Ashworth - MFTC  Every person is engaged in their lives through many different pathways in life.   We actively engage ourselves through the arts, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, the workforce, travel, inner strengths, families, and interpersonal relationships. There is no right or wrong way to [...]

How to Engage Fully in Your Life2020-08-09T08:13:13-06:00