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Health Benefits of Being Outside

November 16, 2020 | By Emily Goodwin

With the days getting shorter and the weather turning colder, it can be difficult to find the motivation or time to get outside. Even thinking about the numerous layers of clothing required for a short walk outside in the frigid temperatures can be daunting. However, taking a winter walk or even just spending time outside […]

Yoga for First Responders

July 23, 2020 | By Emily Goodwin

A first responder is an individual who is the first to respond when there is a crisis, accident, emergency, or — most recently — a pandemic. Professions that are categorized as first responders can include: Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), medical workers, paramedics, firefighters, school resource officers, and police officers.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders have […]

In-person office visits: What you should know

July 21, 2020 | By Johnna Hjersman Everson

At OIC, we are looking forward to being able to see our clients, patients, and colleagues in person once again. It has been a long time, and we miss the experience of being face-to-face and in the same room, sharing space and energy with each other. However, as health care providers, we are also cognizant […]

What you’re feeling might be burnout — here’s what you can do about it

July 14, 2020 | By Kristen Menke

I’m seeing a growing trend in therapy sessions lately. A number of my clients are reporting feeling exhausted, unmotivated, apathetic, unproductive, and have become harshly judgmental of their actions (or inaction) and their feelings. “Sounds like burnout,” I tell them. “What’s burnout?” is the most common response. The second most common response has been, “I […]

Inviting in a Mindful Eating Practice

June 23, 2020 | By Emily Goodwin

Think back to the last meal you ate: Can you describe it? Did you enjoy your food, or quickly finish the meal to return to your day? Without judging, take a moment to reflect on your personal approach to mealtimes.  Multiple factors can influence sub-optimal mealtime experiences: distractions from family members, feeling bored, experiencing repetitive […]

How Yoga Helps with Trauma

June 02, 2020 | By Christine Kramer

The word “trauma” comes from the Greek word meaning “wound.” When we think of trauma, we often think of a horrific event such as abuse, PTSD, or a car accident. The truth is that there are many different types of trauma and various treatments offered to heal from it.  What is trauma? The definition of […]

Responding to Anxiety with Collective Support

May 08, 2020 | By Aurora Moreno

Anxiety has come to our communities in a big way recently, with the onset of community spread of COVID-19. We are no longer just responding to our personal anxious thoughts, emotions, or somatic experiences; we are also reckoning with themes of uncertainty and overwhelm in parallel processes — our own experience and those of the […]

Easing your Zoom burnout

May 05, 2020 | By Stephanie Watson

In the wake of COVID-19, many of us have turned to alternate ways of communicating and conducting business. Zoom is a widely popular platform, and boy are we grateful! For many of us, Zoom is how we are teaching, connecting, and maintaining our work obligations! Moving forward, many of us may continue to work from […]

A Holistic Approach to Anxiety

April 17, 2020 | By Christine Kramer

Anxiety affects roughly 40 million people in the United States; that’s 18 percent of the population according to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America). There are different types of diagnoses, like panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, and PTSD. Women are twice as likely to develop an anxiety disorder than […]

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