Announcement — Mary Kennedy, a practicing psychologist at Associates in Health Psychology in Wilmington has won First Place in the 2014 Delaware Press Association Contest that recognizes excellence in communication. The annual competition encourages and rewards excellence in communication and is open to all professional communicators in Delaware. Judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality, the contest provides an opportunity to compete in various print or electronic broadcasting fields. All DPA contest …Read More
The Shame Game and ADHD by William Dodson, M.D. Why people with ADHD struggle with feelings of shame and how they can overcome them. Shame is Not Guilt Shame is one of the oldest known English words that originally meant to “hide or cover up.” As such, shame is the hardest thing to deal with since it tends to be hidden and never addressed. Feeling shame is different than feeling …Read More
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or arthritis can come as a blow. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you can learn to manage these feelings to live a fulfilling life. Emotional roller coaster Distress is common following a chronic disease diagnosis. Research indicates that people who are experiencing a number of stressful life events before diagnosis, …Read More
How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of Medicine. In today’s overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury when, in fact it’s a necessity. Sleep is vital …Read More
ACTIONS TO TAKE TO GET QUALITY NIGHTTIME SLEEP Maintain a regular sleep and wake time 7 days a week. Turn your bedroom into a sleep-inducing environment. Establish a soothing pre-sleep routine. Use your bedroom for sleep. Do not text, tweet, email, watch TV or eat in bed. Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. If possible, don’t nap during the day or evening. If you …Read More
Announcement — Sharon Jacobs, Ph.D. is facilitating a Compassion Fatigue Support Session on Wednesday, January 29 at Windcrest Animal Hospital for all professionals in the Veterinary field. This session is sponsored by Paws to Heaven. Windcrest Animal Hospital is located at 3705 Lancaster Pike in Wilmington, Delaware. Please see the map below for location details.
NEWSBREAK — Mary Kennedy, a practicing psychologist at Associates in Health Psychology in Wilmington and a mystery novelist at Penguin-Random House Books, pens stories described as “‘Frasier’ meets ‘Murder She Wrote.’” She recently told NewsBreak: “My agent just sold a new mystery series to Penguin / Berkley for me. It’s a three-book deal! Here are the details from Publishers Weekly: “Mary Kennedy’s Nightmares Can Be Murder, in which a group of women …Read More
DELAWARE TODAY — Sharon Jacobs, Ph.D. and Sharon Metaxas, L.C.S.W., therapists at Associates in Health Psychology, are quoted in the December 2013 issue of Delaware Today. They were interviewed as part of the article on “What Matters Most” and are quoted in the sections about “Why Change Hurts” and “Regrets”.