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The Art of Healthy Work Boundaries

The Art of Healthy Work Boundaries

Everyone is talking about boundaries, but very few have mastered this super skill that can keep you out of burnout, focused on your priorities, and increase your trust and respect at work and home.  The reason boundaries are so difficult to master is that they are...

We Need to Think Differently About Work Wellness

We Need to Think Differently About Work Wellness

There is a lot of awareness that workers are unhappy and that they are quitting. The fields I work with are particularly impacted: healthcare, non-profits, social services, and education. Organizations in these sectors want to respond to the Great Resignation, but...

Beat Burnout on May 6, 2022

Beat Burnout on May 6, 2022

Join Hannah Curtis, LCSW for her popular, energizing workshop, full of surprisingly tangible and helpful ways to beat burnout (and support others in doing the same). Approved for 6 contact hours for Maine social workers, this program is open to anyone via Zoom and has...

NEW Discussion Group: Skills for a Satisfying Relationship

NEW Discussion Group: Skills for a Satisfying Relationship

New Approaches is pleased to announce that we are offering a NEW professionally facilitated discussion group, Skills for a Satisfying Relationship. This group focuses on building relationship skills for individuals working towards a healthy intimate relationship....

Resilience is Actually a Skill We Can Build

Resilience is Actually a Skill We Can Build

At the beginning of the pandemic, I was ready to crawl out of my own skin. I’m the type who dreads the upheaval of a snow day— I get super rage-y when time I’d planned to write or work on a house project evaporates, and instead I’m refereeing arguments between my...

3 Ways to Make Your Working Mom Life Better Right Now

3 Ways to Make Your Working Mom Life Better Right Now

I’m in a meeting with my colleague in my home office (more accurately coined the “cloffice,” closet/office) and despite the noise-canceling air pods, I can hear both the distinct sound of fussing, turning to yelling as well as the oh-so-pleasant “music” from a...

7 Ways To Support Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

7 Ways To Support Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

If you feel that COVID-19 is a threat to your mental health as well as your physical health, you are not alone. Your mental health requires real attention. Being intentional about your mental health strategy can help you get through this strange and stressful time....

The Secret Sauce of Burnout Prevention

The Secret Sauce of Burnout Prevention

If you believe there is nothing you can do about your burnout, you are making the problem worse for yourself. Many people throw their hands up when I ask them about their work stress and potential burnout. They say there is nothing to be done. It’s a staffing issue....

What is EMDR and Can It Help Me?

What is EMDR and Can It Help Me?

Many people have heard about EMDR. You may be wondering how does it work? Could it help you? EMDR is a means to assist in recognizing and changing the negative responses that weigh us down and inhibit us from living our most fulfilling lives. EMDR helps to fully...