John Gingras, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor / Psychotherapist with Potomac Psychological Center in Ashburn Virgina

A diagnosis, along with Family Counseling can help you love your child more than ever.

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Goodful

Thank you Maria Londono for sharing this.

"When a giant hole opens up in someone's life, it's actually much more supportive to acknowledge that hole and let pain exist."

For more, check out this website: http://www.refugeingrief.com/

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Back to school: Mental Health education now required by Virginia law

This seems like a Dream come True.

wavy.com Mental illness affects a lot of people, with one in five teens living with a condition that needs treatment.

bigthink.com

Four philosophers who realized they were completely wrong

I have been updating my philosophy for a couple of years now. I am accepting some ideas that I used to deny or reject in my younger years as a Counselor. I'm also studying recent neuroscience that validates some of my older ideas that I had faith in.

bigthink.com Philosophers like to present their works as if everything before it was wrong. Sometimes, they even say they have ended the need for more philosophy. So, what happens when somebody realizes they were mistaken?

GiGi’s Law

Learn about amazing GiGi and our fight to protect all special needs children from the abuses of restraint and seclusion as we attempt to change legislation and protect these children. Please share our page and help us gather support by tagging us at @gigislaw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/a-photo-emerges-and-a-va-school-systems-use-of-seclusion-comes-under-scrutiny/2018/05/26/c8f75658-3693-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d6c5d0bec16a

GiGi’s Law

We reviewed thIs report presented to LCPS by VDOE. As disappointed as we are with this report, we are taking the second paragraph into account with the lack of safety and care for special needs children, “As of the date of this report, Virginia has not enacted any regulations governing the use of restraint and seclusion within the elementary and secondary schools within the Commonwealth.”

They are right. While other states have paved the way for better protections for special needs children within public education, the commonwealth has not done this. However we believe this is the time to act. We believe one account of improper use of restraint and seclusion, is one too many. More, importantly we believe in dignity for the child and teachers. This is why Gigi’s Law is our mission.

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/report-no-evidence-of-systemic-failings-in-loudoun-s-use/article_616886c2-aa2b-11e8-91e2-df2dda2c14e7.html

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This Is Now The Leading Cause Of Illness Worldwide

Mental Health / Physical Health What's the Difference?

womenshealthmag.com ​And not enough people are getting help for it.

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These 14 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

refinery29.com (Paid Content) Improve your mental health with the help of your phone. Here are the best apps for depression, anxiety, stress and mood issues.

Long live the new couch!

[08/19/18]   I always wanted to ask a Math Teacher, "If a 90📐Degree ANGLE is always a RIGHT ANGLE, then are the other 359 ANGLES always WRONG❓

apple.news

My Life As a Psychopath — The Cut

I was enjoying this article while savoring my cup of black coffee ☕️

apple.news As told by an anonymous woman diagnosed with psychopathy.

popsugar.com

7 Different Types of Therapy For When You Need It Most

I liked this one...

popsugar.com Being cognizant of our mental health is imperative for all individuals. It's vital that all members of one's family receive the care and support they need so

Emotional Abuse: The Hidden Killer

Emotional Abuse: The Hidden Killer

buff.ly “Emotional abuse is an attack on your personality rather than on your body, and it can be just as harmful as physical abuse,” says Sandra Horley, Chief Executive of Refuge, a shelter for abused women. She cites as an example of emotional abuse gaslighting....

thecut.com

The Personality Trait That Determines Whether You’re Good With Money

How-to-be-Smart-with-Money

thecut.com It’s called ‘self-efficacy.’

John Gingras, MA, LPC

11 Ways that Your Smartphone May be Chipping Away at Your Mental Health - The Good Men Project

Yikes❗️

buff.ly How is your smart phone impacting your mental health and well being?

forbes.com

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

Nice.

forbes.com The evidence for cognitive behavior therapy's effects on the brain (and behavior) is growing.

R.I.P. Brown Couch

psychologytoday.com

Facts About Human Behavior That Defy Our Assumptions

I LOVE THIS

psychologytoday.com What truths can science teach us?

Goalcast

Jonathan Mooney was always the slow kid in class. Called 'stupid' and 'lazy' most of his life, he believed that because he was different, he was deficient.

psychologytoday.com

Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency

Interesting read

psychologytoday.com Let’s stop pathologizing and start celebrating our caregivers.

Chair Phyllis J. Randall

Loudoun, although we are very focused on the dependency to opioids, I was pleased to offer my thoughts on the use of alcohol in America. Take a read, leave a comment, let's have the discussion.

Spirituality for Kids

Social and emotional learning is seldom found in schools where bullying and pressure is prevalent. It is by helping children safely develop the tools to cope, learn and overcome obstacles in their everyday lives, schools and homes can be a better place for all.

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💚 Envy & Jealousy. Feel it & Fix it

Envy & Jealousy can seriously hold you back from living a good life. 💔

John is going to break-down for you what Jealousy is, how to deal and heal and even how to Transform Jealousy into a Positive force! Intro Music: "Transit" f...

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The psychology of why you feel alone even when you’re surrounded by people

More important info on Loneliness

qz.com According to a leading social-connection researcher, we need to recognize that just because someone may still have others around them, they still can be profoundly lonely.

medicalnewstoday.com

Highly empathic people have a unique view of music

How do you relate to music?

medicalnewstoday.com A study using brain scanning technology concludes that music activates different brain areas for people who demonstrate higher levels of empathy.

buff.ly

Can You Ever Make a Person Seek Therapy?

VERY Common question in my practice:

buff.ly Taking ownership of others' mental health is a slippery slope.

newsweek.com

Generation Z kids have better self-control than Gen X, according to a new study

Follow up from the 2 Marshmallow update

newsweek.com Technology could have helped children develop self-control, researchers evaluating the "marshmallow test" believe.

NowThis

Very Interesting...

It’s time that we stop thinking about conditions like ADHD and autism as ‘disabilities’ and recognize them as valuable pieces of humanity’s neurodiversity

time.com

The Body Language Mistakes You Don't Realize You're Making

Pardon my French...

time.com Is how you carry yourself holding you back at work?

blogs.psychcentral.com

5 Things People Who Practice Mindfulness Do Differently

Interesting...

blogs.psychcentral.com Have you ever wondered whether mindfulness changes people? You probably know it can alter their mood but might not realize it can also transform their brain and behavior. Here’s what folks who practice mindfulness do differently than individuals...

sciencenews.org

Kids today are waiting longer than ever in the classic marshmallow test

They've updated the Marshmallow Study

sciencenews.org Preschoolers wait longer for extra treats than they used to. What does it mean?

entrepreneur.com

Everyone Is Getting Lonelier. Here's How Entrepreneurs Are Helping to Reverse the Trend.

Loneliness is a strong emotional force.

entrepreneur.com People of all ages increasingly experience isolation.

Smart is the New Sexy

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." ~ Max Ehrmann

So rare and so valuable. 😌
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Celebrate America the Beautiful

John Cena!!

In The Know Innovation

Problems have solutions. Sometimes we can't see them, so we need to create them.

This solar-powered water wheel collects up to 40,000 pounds of trash a day.

I made an info-graph I'm thinking of using with young people to explain the primary emotional systems we have...

AP

The US is using multiple shelters to hold babies and toddlers taken from parents at the border, decades after orphanages closed due to concerns about institutional care's traumatic effect on children.

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World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition

World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition

9to5google.com At a time when there’s increasing focus on ‘digital health’ – ensuring that usage of devices like smartphones doesn’t take over our lives – gaming addiction is to be officially classified as a dise…

The other afternoon I was doing some Family Counseling with 2 brothers. They were playing a game of "War" & I was using the game to discuss play, competition, rule following & cheating. During one turn when they were arguing about who won the turn, the younger brother turns to me and asks, "Mr John. Which is more powerful, the King or the Queen?" [ awkward pause] I replied, "Well, that depends..."

Congratulations to the 2018 NHL Champions!

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World Health Organization to announce ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental health condition

9to5mac.com At a time when there’s increasing focus on ‘digital health’ – ensuring that usage of devices like smartphones doesn’t take over our lives – gaming addiction is to be officia…

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