A.N. Gibson

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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings With Tonja Dodd

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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings,   With Colene Elridge, M.B.A.

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“Seek out family members you get along with and spend time with them,” with Dr. Scott West.

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Get mindful and cope ahead before you leave your home.
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“We often need to adjust our attachments to an outcome to feel better,” with Emily Roberts.

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The same way you would grab an umbrella if there is rain in the forecast, you should have a plan to protect yourself from the inevitable storm of the holidays and/or your relatives that are triggers for you.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Stephanie L. Roth-Goldberg

by A.N. Gibson
I can change my expectations and not expect them to fulfill certain needs.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings with Alicia Racine.

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If you expect someone to be triggering there is a pretty strong chance that you can also determine how and why that might happen.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Noelle Cordeaux.

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If we were all to recognize that growing is more important than reaching perfection, we would all feel a lot better about ourselves and others too.
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“If we were all to recognize that growing is more important than reaching perfection, we would all feel a lot better about ourselves and others too,” with Raffi Bilek.

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People who don't know how their struggles keep them from being able to do what they want to do - so if you're one of those who don't understand, use the circumstances as an opportunity for education.
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“What we seek - feeling whole and loved - cannot be found outside of us, but rather within us,” with Maureen Connolly.

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Instead of using family celebrations as a time to try and change people, simply ask questions and learn about their life.
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“Talking though our emotions not only helps us to process the emotions, but helps others to hear that we are not alone,” with Lindsey Elmore.

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When you confront people clearly and directly, all the cards are on the table. This relieves stress, prevents miscommunication and allows you to let go.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Laura MacLeod.

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Ask questions. Listen. Be present. Don't try to fix anything - see if you can simply be available and open. Your neutral presence and attention are the most healing gifts.
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“You have nothing to prove, you have nothing to hide from, simply show up and be you,” with Shannon Algeo.

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To support strong mental health in a family ALWAYS requires courageous conversations among family members to not only care for whomever is afflicted with mental illness, but also to discuss what effect that person's mental illness has on everyone else and what all other family members need in order for them to take better care of themselves around this person.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Hanalei Vierra

by A.N. Gibson
In a healthy family system, issues are resolved with positive communication, respect and understanding.
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“Identify which family members foster feelings of comfort and safety and to seek out those that enhance emotional stability,” With Dr. Caitlin Simpson, LCSW, LCADC

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One way to help distinguish between a difficult dynamic and an unhealthy relationship is to evaluate the situation more objectively using strategies to help yourself 'step back' from the situation at hand.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Dr. Lindsay Trent

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It’s important to find the balance between being overly-sensitive and having fear of standing up for yourself to avoid confrontation.
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“Knowing which battles to choose can be a great skill to hone,” with Melanie Kotcher.

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Recognize that toxic family members or friends still want to exert control over others, to hold the power in the relationship, whether they are aware of it or not — and most of the time they are not consciously aware of the methods they use to force their will on others.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Thomas Bognanno

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Instead of fighting the aging process, I decided to use my lifetime experiences in fitness, to embrace my maturity, and to show others that age is just a number and we are only as old as we let ourselves feel.
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“It Is Easier to Change the Way We Deal With Others Than to Try and Change Someone Else,” With Janine Delaney, Ph.D.

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A difficult dynamic can simply mean you have a difficult time communicating with someone. An unhealthy dynamic can cause someone to spiral and spark maladaptive coping mechanisms.
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“We all have a story, but it is what we choose to do as a result of our journey that makes a difference,” With Katie Sandler, Impact Coach

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Health always come first and you should always protect yourself, period.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Cena Martin

by A.N. Gibson
Unhealthy families tend to engage in what I call “misdirection,” meaning when they have grievances with one family member, they will talk about it to someone else in the family, rather than confronting the person with whom they are having a problem directly.
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5 Ways To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings, With Brooke Sprowl

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The decision to conceive, care for, love and support a child is arguable the biggest undertaking in an individual’s life.
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How To Optimize Mental Wellness During Stressful Family Gatherings with Dr. Ron Ehrlich

by A.N. Gibson
The key in healthy relationships is that confronting challenging terrain may feel SCARY, but it’s not UNSAFE to express our scary feelings.
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5 Ways to Optimize Mental Wellness during Stressful Family Gatherings With Lily Rosenblatt, LMFT

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