Psychiatric Med Evals

Psychiatric Med Evals

Psychiatric medicines, such as antidepressants, can be very helpful, especially when combined with talk therapy. But, getting a competent medication evaluation can be complicated. While Primary Care Providers often manage psychiatric symptoms well, it may be useful to get a more expert consultation from a Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

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Posted by Jon Peters in Accessing Services
Meditation App Review: Insight Timer

Meditation App Review: Insight Timer

Insight Timer is the app I recommend to beginning and experienced meditators more often than any other. As the name suggests, it includes a timer for meditation sessions. But, while the timer is handy, the real value of the app is the many thousands of audio tracks available to stream for free.

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Posted by Jon Peters in Mindfulness
The Brief Practice

The Brief Practice

You can incorporate mindfulness practice into your lifestyle without making radical changes or heavy time commitments. Rather than doing nothing until you have the time and motivation to start an intensive practice, build The Brief Practice into your daily routine. A few minutes per day is INFINITELY better than no minutes per day.

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Posted by Jon Peters in Mindfulness, Stress Management
How Does Online Therapy Work?

How Does Online Therapy Work?

Telehealth is a form of health that delivers services to consumers who are remote from the provider. Rather than meeting in person, the client and provider are connected via a phone or computer. Interactions are either real time audio or video sessions or through email and messaging. Convenience for clients and efficiency for providers make online mental health therapy an attractive option along with other forms of telehealth services for people who are busy or have barriers to traveling to an office. Although quickly growing in popularity, the field is new and evolving. You might not know where to start if you’re contemplating using online health services. This post offers an introduction to online therapy to help you be an informed consumer.

Posted by Jon Peters in Accessing Services
Top 3 Reasons Stress Management Doesn’t Work

Top 3 Reasons Stress Management Doesn’t Work

There are so many stress management techniques that are free, effective, and have no side effects. Unfortunately, many of my students and clients have reported that they tried some and they didn’t work. Here are the top three reasons people report that stress management techniques don’t seem to work.

Posted by Jon Peters in Stress Management
The Value of Mindfulness

The Value of Mindfulness

Mindfulness refers to a state of mind and practices which are conducive to that state. To enjoy the benefits of mindfulness practices, it’s essential to develop your capacity to discern the quality of mindfulness as well as a set of practices that fit well into your life. In this post, I offer some tips to help you achieve both.

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Posted by Jon Peters in Mindfulness, Stress Management
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