This time of year, there are expectations and invitations . . . programs, opportunities to give to charity, and lists of gifts to buy… expectations of happiness and yet feelings of sadness of broken relationships, hardship, and the loss of loved ones. How do we hold the mixture of good and hard during the holidays? Invite yourself to do just this.
The world and how we think we need to be in this world can sometimes feel like pressure. We may feel as though we should do this, or should feel this or should be this certain way. These thoughts of “should” can impact how we feel and even change how we view ourselves and those around us.
Starting January 16, 2018, Sioux Falls Psychological Services is offering an Art Group for adolescents and young adults who struggle with anxiety or depression. Art therapy gives the opportunity to express feelings for which we do not have the words.
Monday, October 1, 2017, is a day that is, and will be, marked by the Las Vegas shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. We have been flooded with information regarding this traumatic experience and finding a way forward can feel paralyzing. For those who were at the concert or those who have experienced other traumatic events in life (war, physical or sexual crimes, or many other difficult circumstances) these experiences will be interwoven into their life story in an unforgettable and challenging way.