Tips for maintaining calm during the Holidays
Mindfulness, stress relief and mood boosting tips from Dr. Rosenberg:
Holidays can bring out the best and worst in people and in relationships with family members. Here are some tips to keep calm:
- Remember that you are now an adult and have your own life, family and job. When the going gets tough, focus on gratitude for the life that you have created for yourself in the present rather than on past troublesome relationships.
- Notice one breath, from the inhale, to the top of the breath, to the feeling of the exhale.
- Try to remember, when others act badly, “Its not about me.” Don’t take others’ actions personally. Its their choice to act like that, not a reflection on you.
Tips for children/teens:
- Feed children a snack before family feasts, so they don’t arrive too hungry and moody.
- Bring a teen magazine for teens to read if they need a few minutes to check out and be alone. Looking at a magazine together can also be a way to bond with other teens.
Dr. Rosenberg treats people with: anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, relationship difficulties and trauma. She works with adults, teens, and children.
Dr. Rosenberg also has special expertise working with women’s issues.
Her therapeutic method combines working with individuals’ strengths, experiencing emotions and mindfulness training. This approach helps people experience an increased sense of well-being quickly.