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Make Gratitude A Habit Deborah Walsh,

gratitude. Improved sleep quality, increased energy, being less sick, having less pain, and even a decrease in blood pressure are side effects of feeling grateful. Here are a few tips on how to help your senior loved one make gratitude a habit:

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Sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in the negative aspects of our lives. As we age, the loss of loved ones, diminishing health, and slow days after a lifetime in a busy career or bringing • Instead of just going for a up children can really take a toll walk, go for a mindful walk. Notice beautiful things on a senior’s mental well-being. around you, like a pretty flower or the clouds or a sunset. Helping loved ones through these tough times, • Practice meditation, focusing on things you are grateful especially during a pandemic, can be difficult. If for. you are caring for an elderly loved one, practicing • Keep a gratitude journal that focuses on the people, events gratitude and making it a habit is one way to help and experiences that have a positive impact on our lives, if seniors deal with their troubles. only for 5 minutes a day. Many studies have shown that being kind to one another and • Writing gratitude letters can help us appreciate the people showing gratitude to the people around us can have a positive who are special to us. impact on our lives. Practicing gratitude brings about many • Saying please and thank you shows gratefulness. emotional benefits, such as making you feel more relaxed, more optimistic, and more able to dwell on happy memories. There are also social benefits of practicing gratitude. Those who display gratitude are typically friendlier and more likeable to others and have deeper relationships and more friendships. People are kinder towards us! You also feel healthier when you have an attitude of

We shouldn’t ignore the hardships of the seniors in our care. We can’t make their pain go away, but we can help them to be grateful every day, which enhances their lives and makes the pain easier to handle.

For more information, call 732-838-1950 or visit www.UMCHomeworks.org. In-home care for seniors. Call today for a free in-home assessment.

732-838-1950 • UMCHomeworks.org. 54 Olin St, Ocean Grove, NJ

Genovese Counseling Services

Health & Wellness We Are Partners In Healing

Christine Genovese, LPC

Psychotherapist • Brainspotting Practitioner 125 E. Main Street, Suite 6 • Tuckerton, NJ 08087 553 New Road, Suite E • Somers Point, NJ 08244

609 568-6299

Email: healing@genovesecounseling.com

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Christine Genovese works with educators and other adults experiencing grief, anxiety and major life change. We are partners in healing.

Being invited into another person’s space to help them heal is an honor and a privilege. Seeking counseling is actually selfeducation, and learning about grief, anxiety and major life change, is a partnership. The focus of this practice is structured to support all adults including educational professionals who are experiencing stress, grief, anxiety, depression and major life change. Working through life changing experiences, no matter how great or small, can be difficult especially when navigating

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multiple situations at once. I am here to listen, validate what you are experiencing, discuss possible solutions, and hold space with you. Having worked in an agency setting as well as the school system has allowed me to develop a wide variety of methods for reaching people who are hurting or simply want to sort things out. Through the use of a pointer and a strong relationship, Christine and the client use the natural gaze to incorporate Brainspotting into the therapeutic session.

November/December 2020

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Monmouth County Woman - November/December 2020