March 17, 2019

Using Self-Compassion to Increase Resilience

Posted in Compassion, Mindfulness, Self Image, Well-being tagged , , , at 3:39 pm by kellyfdennis

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9-11am. Counseling office: 304 N. George St., Millersville, PA

Resilience is the ability to recover readily from adversity. This 2-hour workshop will help you create more adaptive coping strategies, create the shifts that can change your behaviors, and help you learn how to rewire your brain thereby increasing your resilience.

In this workshop you will learn self-compassion strategies to help you:  Manage stress more effectively; heal toxic shame and rewire the inner critic; strengthen and foster resilience; deal with feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and guilt; come to more clarity with decision making; prime your brain for learning and growth

Each session will be a combination of practice, lecture, and group discussion. Each session is taught in a supportive environment with no more than 8 people.

Kelly F. Dennis MS LPC is the Facilitator.

Contact to reserve your space.  Cost: $75.00

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June 25, 2018

Begin Again

Posted in Compassion, Mindfulness, relationships, Well-being tagged , , , , , , at 9:04 am by kellyfdennis


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Every day is a new day. I wish you joy and contentment, peace and tranquility in this brand new week. Ask for help when you need it, help others when you can. Look for the good in people and show them the good in you. Be Well and Have a Wonderful Week!

June 13, 2018

Don’t Quit

Posted in Communication, Well-being tagged , , at 7:05 am by kellyfdennis

This is an oldie, but a Goodie. (There is some debate over who the author is.) It seemed appropriate on many levels for today:

“When Things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and debts are high,
And you want to Smile but have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out,
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the struggler has given up,
When he might captured the victor’s cup.
And he learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown,

Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.”

January 25, 2018

Today’s Mission

Posted in Compassion tagged , , , , at 9:59 am by kellyfdennis

dune fenceMay you be unstoppable in your mission, strong and fearless. May you live with courage and compassion in your heart. May you find your confidence and wear it like a shield to deflect whatever negativity comes your way. May you feel powerful and proud of who you are and what you do. May you start each day with positive thoughts and readiness to take on the day ahead.

You are on a mission to achieve your goals…be unstoppable!


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