Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are negative occurrences in a child’s life that can have a long-lasting impact on health and well-being. They can disrupt neurodevelopment, causing social, emotional, and cognitive impairment. ACEs can also lead to medical and mental health difficulties, including early death. It’s not uncommon to experience ACEs in childhood, so in this article, we discuss what ACEs are and how to best overcome them.
(PLUS TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S REST) Sleep and mental health are closely connected. Sleep deprivation affects your mental health and can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable, and distressed. Poor sleep quality, insomnia, disturbed sleep—we call it many names—but the results are the same, and the ongoing lack of restful sleep can be detrimental to […]
Learning strategies for managing hypoarousal can help you more effectively respond to stress, improve your capacity for emotional self-regulation, and expand your window of tolerance. When we are in our window of tolerance—or optimal zone—we can respond to life’s demands and challenges with the ability to remain calm, think clearly, and successfully accomplish our day-to-day activities. […]
Practicing strategies for decreasing hyperarousal can help you better manage stress, learn to self-regulate your emotions, and improve your window of tolerance. The window of tolerance is the optimal zone where we function most effectively in responding to the demands of life. We are calm, able to think clearly, and manage day-to-day activities. The impact of […]
Understanding your window of tolerance is a useful tool in creating better resilience and improving your ability to manage stressful and challenging situations, especially during difficult times of adversity. Let’s explore the window of tolerance and how it affects you and your ability to respond to the demands of life.
In life, people experience all sorts of overwhelming circumstances. When these types of circumstances start piling up on top of each other, we can find ourselves in an incredibly tired and burnt-out state of mind. It’s normal to feel this way from time to time, but we definitely do not want to stay stuck there. […]