Last week, we discussed dealing with difficult personalities around the holidays. This week, we will be focusing on grief during the holiday season. Grief comes in many forms. Some folks may be experiencing the holidays following the passing of a dear loved one. Some people (like me) are far away from their loved ones. Some individuals grieve or become lonely because they do not have the stereotypical family or experiences featured on the overabundance of holiday commercials shown this time of year. When it comes to grief, experts recommend: Read more
Ahh, the holidays. Christmas trees, Santa, Reindeer, the Three Wise Men, Snowmen, etc….
This time of year is supposed to be one of happiness, family, and festivity. However, it can also be one of sadness, loneliness, and depression. The holidays can be extremely difficult for a number of reasons. For the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some helpful tips for getting through this season of cheer. Read more
When my good friend and colleague Dr. Bodden asked me if I would like to contribute to our blog, I spent some time thinking about what I would like to discuss. I have a lot of thoughts and a lot of opinions! After thinking over topics for some time, I decided to discuss something close to home. Dr. Bodden’s most recent blog post referencing embracing opportunities felt like the perfect jumping off point for this current blog post I am sharing.
For more information, tips and skills from Dr. Bodden, check out her blog at: Ready. Set. Breathe.
Direct Links to Articles Below:
Ready. Set. Breathe. – Dr. Bodden discusses the benefits of relaxation and walks you through her favourite type of Deep Breathing.
Think Happy. Be Happy. – Cognitive Restructuring is one of the main techniques in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Here Dr. Bodden shows you how to take control of your thoughts and increase postivity.
How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep – Sleep is important to allow our body to rest and recharge. Dr. Bodden gives you strategies that you can use today for a better sleep tonight.
Assertiveness – The Art of Effective Communication – Dr. Bodden outlines the different Communication Styles and outlines Assertiveness to help you by more effective in your relationships and daily interactions with others.
Fair Fighting to Build Relationships – Here Dr. Bodden takes it a step further to walk you through helpful strategies to resolve conflicts and improve relationships.
Radical Acceptance – How to Not Cry Over Spilt Milk – Sometimes there are situations that we must deal with that are out of our control. Here Dr. Bodden discussed Radical Acceptance to help you accept the circumstances and move through the situation.
The Gifts of Gratitude – Give Thanks. Get Happy. – Gratitude is a great way to increase our positive focus and energy. Dr. Bodden outlines the practice of Gratitude and how to incorporate it into your daily routine.
These and more are available on Dr. Bodden’s website!
OnCourse Cayman would like to welcome Dr. Colleen Brown, Clinical Psychologist, to our team!
Dr. Colleen Brown is a licensed psychologist in the Cayman Islands as well as Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Brown holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and an additional master’s degree in General Psychology.For the past eight years, Dr. Brown has worked in a variety of settings in the United States, including community mental health clinics, day/partial hospitalization programming, crisis programming, residential settings, school settings, and juvenile detention facilities in the states of Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware.
We are proud to announce that we turned one on 31st July 2018! What an exciting year it has been! Thank You to our Clients, Colleagues and Supporters who have helped us to grow and develop our business and services in the past year! We are dedicated to providing the Caymanian community with the best care possible.
We are the Private Practice of Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Alexandra Bodden. We offer Therapy and Psychological Testing for Children, Teens and Adults, Corporate Trainings and Workshops and Personal Development sessions with Horses!
Often I get questions from parents and other caregivers who are inquiring about assessments in our practice. Most commonly, …