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Counseling & Therapy
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9 Common Types of Therapy – Which is best for you?

Everyone’s therapeutic journey is different. It is important to explore the various types of therapeutic interventions when choosing a therapist or to discuss with your mental health professional which intervention fits your unique needs. Different counseling approaches often view human development differently, such as where psychological problems originate, and the best ways therapy can help.

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What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness
Oasis Team

What is Mindfulness and 6 Easy Exercises to Get Started

Mindfulness refers to any technique where you focus on being keenly aware of sensations and feelings in the moment. There are many ways to practice mindfulness. Any time you are fully focusing on and engaging at least one of your five senses or any time you are engaged in deep, non-judgmental metacognition, you are being mindful.

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Suicide
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5 Steps To Help Someone Who is Suicidal | Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Suicide is a very serious situation and one that should never be taken lightly. Due to the stigma that is often attached to suicide, it is not uncommon for people experiencing thoughts about suicide to avoid asking for help; therefore, it is imperative to become aware of warning signs, risk factors, and ways you can help.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Circadian Rhythm
Sleep
Oasis Team

5 Tips to Improve Your Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythms are the patterns of changes in humans (as well and in plants, fungi, and animals) that occur within a 24-hour cycle to optimize functioning and health. These physiologic changes- in behaviors, mental functioning, digestion, hormonal variations, body temperature, immune functioning, and changes in energy levels- are influenced and regulated by a master biological clock in the brain that coordinates all these circadian rhythms. 

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Sleep
Oasis Team

How Sleep Affects Your Mental Health

Sleep is impacted by our mood, and our mood is affected by our sleep. Learning about healthy sleep hygiene helps you be better prepared to navigate life stressors, environmental aspects, and our ability to manage mental health symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

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5 Benefits of Exercise for your mental health (1)
Exercise
Oasis Team

5 Incredible Benefits of Exercise For Your Mental Health

In addition to the physical health benefits gained through exercise, more recent research is showing the importance and benefits physical exercise can have on our mental health. In fact, research shows that exercise can help improve just about every mental health condition.

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Anxiety
Oasis Team

Social Anxiety Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Wellbeing Strategies

While it’s normal to experience anxiety in some social interactions, social anxiety occurs much more often than just feeling anxious around people from time to time. Do you find yourself overthinking before you need to make a phone call? Are you nearly always dreading interactions with cashiers, or agonizing over whether you should even hang out with a group of friends because you may be uncomfortable? These could be signs that you have social anxiety (also referred to as social phobia).

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Oasis Mental Health Show Podcast
Counseling & Therapy
Oasis Team

Ep #3. Adrienne Capeless: Talk, Lift, Heal

Adrienne Capeless is a master’s level therapist, certified personal trainer, certified nutrition coach, and founder of Talk-Lift-Heal. In her practice, she uses a combined method of talk therapy with strength training to teach her clients the tools they need to feel better, stronger, and more confident.

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Oasis Mental Health Show Podcast
Counseling & Therapy
Oasis Team

Ep #2. Sarah Balay: Elementary Therapy

In this episode, we talk about how Miss Sarah provides therapy to her elementary students. Some of her favorite modalities that we discussed were play therapy such as Feelings Uno and Feelings Jenga, as well as sand-tray therapy which “is her jam.” We also talked about some of the barriers to getting students the help they need and what could be done about it. Finally, we talked about some of Sarah’s experiences with the foster care system, crisis intervention, and coaching soccer and basketball.

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