Thursday, February 28, 2013


YOU can do anything that you set your mind to.  Stop the self-defeating thoughts, tackle your challenges, and accomplish your goals with confidence. YOU CAN DO THIS!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Simple Relaxation Technique. Master It!

Implementing a simple relaxation technique when feeling anxious or stressed can help you become more calm and centered in complex situations.  Here is a technique that is often taught by our therapists:

1. Place hand on belly.
2. Inhale for 5 seconds filling your belly up with air.
3. Hold your breath for 3 seconds.
4. Exhale for 5 seconds letting all of the air out of your belly.
5. Repeat to yourself  "calm now."
6. Do this as many times as needed to feel grounded.

Practice this technique and master it so that it can be utilized in any anxious or stressful situation that you may experience.

If you would like to learn more relaxation techniques or skills to master anxious or stressful situations, please call us at 954-800-0108.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

First Love Your Self!

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~Buddha

One of the biggest struggles in life is to know, embrace, and accept ourselves, good and bad. When you allow for walls to come down, we open the door to connecting in a more caring, empathic way towards ourselves and others. When we put ourselves first we are able to be more open and compassionate towards others and unlock our true potential.

Use the quote above as inspiration to implement change and love you. Become more mindful of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  Know your imperfections as well as your achievements, and learn to love yourself for both. Say the above quote to yourself three times a day and notice the change in your mood, thoughts, and behaviors.

Happy Valentine's Day from Provide 4 Staff! Please give us a call if you need help with loving yourself at 954-800-0108. 

Psychology Today.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Stress Management Tip!

A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and determine the way you deal with them.  Each time you feel stressed; keep track of it in your journal.  As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes.

Write down:
  • What caused your stress (make a guess if you're unsure).
  • How you felt, both physically and emotionally.
  • How you acted in response.
  • What you did to make yourself feel better.
Call one of our professional therapists today if you feel that stress is in control of your life at 954-800-0108.

Friday, February 1, 2013

FORGIVENESS: "Process of Letting Go."

Forgiveness is letting go of the intense emotions attached to incidents from our past. If we don't forgive then our energy becomes vested in a negative way, it depletes our spirit and drains our vital energy, and  it strains the body and mind, creating "stress". Forgiveness is not condoning the act or an absolution.  Forgiveness comes from the heart.

If you no longer want to punish or get even with those who hurt or wronged you, but you are unsure how, we can help.  Call 954-800-0108 to speak with one of our professional counselors.

“True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.” ~Oprah Winfrey