Central Oregon Pride

Our booth at Pride was a huge success!!! Thank you to everyone who came by and contributed to our art project and podcast. Here on some pictures of the art project: As for the podcast… stay tuned! We have been going through the responses to our question, “what does pride mean to you?” and have been blown away by the beautiful heartfelt responses. We cannot wait to share them!

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Central Oregon Pride

We are so excited to have a booth at Central Oregon Pride on Saturday June 25th in Drake Park from noon to 6pm! We will have activities as well as literature about self-care and our services. For more information about Pride check out the website. Come out and meet the two therapists that make up Cascadia Family Therapy!

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Therapy and Athletic Performance

Here is a wonderful and well written example of how therapy can improve athletic performance. https://www.ultrarunning.com/featured/a-way-cool-race/ Self talk and mental health play a large role in athletic performance. Most athletes have a natural ability to push themselves but not all athletes know how to encourage themselves. In my experience as an athlete and a therapist, I have seen how the mind can work to make or break a race. So what is the answer? The first step is to acknowledge…

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On Meditation

There is a lot in the media these days about the power and benefits of mediation and mindfulness. Meditation can have powerful effects on mental health and wellness. Here is a great video of Light Watkins speaking about the power of meditation:

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Gorillas and the Unknown

By now we have all heard a little too much about the recent issue of a Gorilla being killed after a four year old child fell into his enclosure. Certainly it was frightening for everyone involved. But, here are my two cents… Too often in my work as a therapist I am confronted by working with adults who put their children in harms way especially in my past role working with families in the juvenile justice system. This story does…

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