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The Office of ks Stanley, Psy.D.
#repost • @mindmatterswithdiv If you struggle to find joy during difficult times (or even feel guilty) then you aren’t alone in this experience. Making space for opposite emotions can feel confusing and tough to navigate.However, adding pleasant experiences to your everyday life can be extremely beneficial to your mental health. A practice derived from DBT (dialectic behavioral therapy) is the importance of adding pleasurable experiences to your life and allowing dialectics in your emotional experiences.Today, I’m diving into how to find space for joy during tough times. While these two may seem almost impossible to go together, you can cultivate joy in whatever way works for YOU. When I stopped trying to enjoy life like everyone else did and find what worked for me, I started to experience more joy overall.If you are struggling to find joy during difficult times, this thread is for you. It includes tips that are evidence based (as always!) and personally been helpful to me.Save this post for when you are struggling in the future.💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

The Office of ks Stanley, Psy.D.
#repost • @mindmatterswithdiv Swipe through 💙 If you’ve experienced trauma, toxic relationships, unpredictable circumstances, or a painful event … this thread is for you.Emotions are in inevitable part of being human. Our emotional experiences are shaped by the situations that we are in and the people that we come across. How we allow ourselves to experience, validate, and honor our emotions can be shattered when invalidated.Here are some of my signs of emotional healing that I hope are validating and helpful as you’re on your journey, too. Healing is not linear, and is a continuous journey. Where you’re at in it, is right where you’re supposed to be.Keep going.Save this post to reference to for encouragement 🌸 Share this post with a loved one, as a reminder that you see and recognize their emotional healing. I’ll be posting more mental health reminders and tips so follow @mindmatterswithdiv so you don’t miss any upcoming posts! ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

The Office of ks Stanley, Psy.D.
from @lgbtq.black.pride Ever wondered if you might be asexual? 🖤💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀It can be really hard to know, especially because asexual identities aren't really discussed in mainstream culture.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀(And honestly, asexuality is hardly discussed within LGBTQ+ culture either!)Follow @lgbtq.black.pride for more posts like this 📸 and caption reposted from @zoestoller ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #lgbtq #queer #lesbian #gay #bisexual #transgender #trans #pridemonth #pride #pride🌈 #lgbt #gaycouple #lesbians #lgbtqia #lgbtqpride #blackgay #prideweek #lgbtqrights #lgbtqcommunity #asexual #nonbionary #lgbtcommunity #lgbtqa #lgbtsupport #gayrights #aromatic #comingout #genderfluid #homosexuality #homo ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

The Office of ks Stanley, Psy.D.
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6 days ago

The Office of ks Stanley, Psy.D.
#repost • @mindmatterswithdiv Today’s a guide for supporting someone you love who struggles with the holiday season (these can be used outside of a partner and friendships too).Maybe your partner struggles because…▫️their anxiety flares up with many social events▫️ their depression makes it hard for them to find motivation to do holiday things▫️ they have a complicated family relationship▫️ they feel lonely▫️ they are spending time with people who were part of their trauma or abuse history▫️ they are a child of divorce and the holidays are tough balancing “both” sidesWhatever your partner’s story is - many of these tips will be a guide to being a healthy support system and checking in with their emotional needs.The last tip surprises many people. YEP, remember you can support your partner without being their therapist! In fact, when you play the “therapist” role then the less you’re able to be their partner. And what they need now is you, their partner. Of course it’s also important to find a therapist - but that can be a process you guide them with tools to (I posted a REEL on this a few months on how to find a therapist).Save this post so you can refer to it in the future and share it with those you love 💙 ... See MoreSee Less
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