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7 Reflections to Help Understand The Negative Cycle

7 Reflections to Help Understand The Negative Cycle Two women in a tension-filled situation while perched on a railing. Wanting to break the negative cycle.

In a recent yoga class, I heard the teacher say ‘feel tension, the point of connection,’ acknowledging that tension is a component of connection/relationships. A lot of couples I see pursuing couples therapy are navigating relational tension. So much of the time they are longing for connection but expressing it in ways that seem to […]

1 Minute  Mindfulness Practice

1 Minute  Mindfulness Practice A woman practicing mindfulness in a grassy field.

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully aware of the present moment without placing judgment on one’s current thoughts, sensations, and feelings. Research supports that people who increase levels of mindfulness have demonstrated decreased stress and negative self-evaluation, increased self-acceptance and self-esteem. What you need Let’s begin  I am loved; I am respected; I am […]

Rachel Lehr, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker who obtained my Masters in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. I am passionate about working with individuals and partnerships to assist them in uncovering strengths and building skills to navigate relationships with themselves and others. I became a clinical social worker because of my fascination for […]

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