Parenting is the hardest job there is. It is unrealistic to think and expect that we, as parents, are always emotionally regulated!  Life is complicated and stressful.  Yet, research supports the idea that the more emotionally regulated the parent or caregiver is, the healthier the “climate” is in the family. Self-regulation is the ability to modulate the...

The clock has reached midnight on December 31st and you were faced with the always-challenging task of declaring (and sticking to) a New Year’s resolution! What was yours? Was it the same as last year’s? Did you already know as the words came out of your mouth, that it wasn’t going to happen? If you...

During the holidays, it can be so busy that we can go into automatic pilot and forget about self-care and the true meaning of the holidays.  Here are a few tips to help you stay focused and practice good self-care. Be Intentional During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of...

I am sure I am not the only one feeling the impact of current events. We are bombarded on social media, news channels, and television with stories of community violence, mass shootings, and sexual assault. It’s hard not to feel distressed by these current events. Daily exposure to traumatic events can have a cumulative effect...

CTC embraces somatic therapy as an important approach to healing because we know the mind and body are connected in very important ways.  A landmark study called the Adverse childhood experiences or ACES study linked early traumatic events with the development and prevalence of a wide range of serious health and mental health difficulties throughout...

March in Chicago brings Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, and the promise of baseball home openers. The city starts to look ahead to summer street festivals, and days spent by the lake. For many people, its also a time of heavy drinking. The spring brings an opportunity to experience a feeling of renewal and being mindful...

At Centered Therapy Chicago we are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones find peace, longevity, and healing. In honor of Valentines Day, we recommend taking a closer look at one of the most fundamental ways of healing and connecting with others. Hugs!​ Here are our 5 reasons to mindfully hug, and 5 tips...

“Laughter, song, and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing: We are not alone.” ~ Brene Brown October is breast cancer awareness month. According to the American Cancer Society around 39% of Americans will have a...

By Joy Duginske, Guest Author Do you fall off the healthy wagon during the holidays? It’s easy to use the holidays as an excuse to make bad decisions, but this just leaves us feeling guilty when the new year arrives. This year get ahead of the holidays so that you can stay healthy and happy...