Tag Archives: healing

Setting the Scene for Ecotherapy

THE SCENE: A counselor and a client are sitting across from each other, sometime around midday. The counselor is listening as the client processes aloud the issue that has been brought to the session: feelings of isolation. The counselor reflects what she hears, providing a… continue reading Setting the Scene for Ecotherapy

Counseling and Spirituality

Several years ago a member of a men’s therapy group at the Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill made a comment in a very matter of fact and memorable way. He said, “There’s more to counseling than understanding our thoughts and feelings—spirituality is also an important… continue reading Counseling and Spirituality

Healing Trauma With Yoga Therapy

By Jessica Gladden If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re looking for healing of some kind, either for yourself or for someone else. As a Licensed Master Social Worker and certified trauma-informed yoga instructor, I’ve come to believe that you have everything you need… continue reading Healing Trauma With Yoga Therapy

Welcome, Dr. Jessica Gladden

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselor Jessica Gladden as a part-time member of our permanent staff. Jessica will be seeing clients at the Grand Rapids Office on Tuesday afternoons and evenings, while continuing to teach in Ferris State University’s Social Work… continue reading Welcome, Dr. Jessica Gladden

Manning Up to Sexual Assault on Campus

According to the CDC, 1 in 5 women will be raped in their lifetime. That’s alarming. If you’ve been listening to the discussions happening across college campuses—where 1 in 4 women will suffer date rape or attempted date rape— you’ve heard that people are finally… continue reading Manning Up to Sexual Assault on Campus

“Big T” vs. “Little t” Trauma

More than mind and body can bear Trauma is just that—more than mind and body can bear without causing disruption of our lives. We have finally come to recognize the trauma of our returning veterans, survivors of natural disasters, car crashes, domestic violence, and deaths of… continue reading “Big T” vs. “Little t” Trauma

Sugar and Spice & Everything Nice: Recognizing Women’s Anger

Think about anger. And now think about women’s anger. Does it feel like those two don’t really… fit? Do you remember the nursery rhyme that begins “sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of”? Our culture sends messages to girls about… continue reading Sugar and Spice & Everything Nice: Recognizing Women’s Anger

Prince Charmings, Darling Princesses, and the Pitfalls of Expectations in Relationships

When many of us commit to another we truly believe we have found our Prince Charming or Darling Princess. Why else would we want to be with them if not because we believe we’re going to live happily ever after with our mate? Your other… continue reading Prince Charmings, Darling Princesses, and the Pitfalls of Expectations in Relationships

The Risks in “High Risk Drinking”

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. Some folks will just tip a few back, while others will participate in many more leading to “high risk drinking.” In my last article, I outlined the 4 Types of Drinkers. Type 3 (a… continue reading The Risks in “High Risk Drinking”

Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy

Feelings are energy. When you are angry, you have negative energy. Happiness is positive energy. People are the containers for their feelings, like a pressure cooker contains steam. When we experiences events in our lives that create intense emotions, we often becomes overwhelmed with energy.… continue reading Creating a Healthy Check Valve for Emotional Energy