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Bringing Baby Home Program

Bringing Baby Home Program

Classes At Shoreside Therapies In Whitefish Bay, WI

What is the Bringing Baby Home Program about? Information from Gottman Institute
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage. Email Laurie Groh for more details laurie@grohhealthyliving.com

Laurie Groh

Shoreside Therapies

Whitefish Bay, WI

Bringing Baby Home Program

Bringing Baby Home Program

Classes At Shoreside Therapies In Whitefish Bay, WI

What is the Bringing Baby Home Program about? Information from Gottman Institute
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Our research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage. Email Laurie Groh for more details laurie@grohhealthyliving.com

Laurie Groh

Shoreside Therapies

Whitefish Bay, WI

Teas for Mental Health and Well Being

Best Teas for Mental Health and Well Being

My goal this week it to find more information on tea and the mental health benefits.  Some teas help with tension, stress, sadness, sleep difficulties, even lactation and bowel movements.

First I will share (and give you a link) my favorites, which I believe do have a benefit.  I have personally found that these teas have relaxed me.  I do also pick teas based on my taste preference. So look around and see what you like.  I posted these to help you quickly get linked to them if you are interested.

Chamomile Tea (Teas for Mental Health)

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The most popular tea known to calm and relax is chamomile tea. Researchers in England have found that German chamomile tea contains the amino acid glycine. Sciencedaily.com reports that glycine “is known to act as a nerve relaxant, which may also explain why the tea seems to act as a mild sedative, according to the American Chemical Society.”

Valerian Root (Teas for Mental Health)

Valerian is from northern Europe and central Asia.It is known for its calming effect and is used for insomnia, nervousness, anxiety, tension headache and upset stomach, according to nutrasanus.com. When added to water or brewed as a tea.  Valerian also encourages sleep.  Valerian tea isfrom the root of the valerian plant, which is native to

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Lavender Tea (Teas for Mental Health)

Lavender eases anxiety and calm nervousness.  Another benefit is that lavender is also loaded with flavonoids and tannins. Flavonoids are potent antioxidants, and tannins are credited with keeping unhealthy bacteria out of your mouth, which helps to impede dental cavities, according to the “Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.”

Linden Tea (Teas for Mental Health)

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Linden leaves and flowers have long been used by Native Americans to treat

nervous stomach. The brew is potent and can only be used for a short time. According to teabenefits.com, linden tea may relieve tension and anxiety, ease restlessness and calm the nerves.

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Warning: It is important to research and understand the potency, efficacy and contradictions of any herbal product, including tea leaves and flowers, before you ingest it. If you are on medications, it is recommended that you get approval from your physician before using any herbal product.

 Throat Coat

I am a true believer in Throat Coat.  It has cured my sore throat on numerous occasions in one day.  The trick is drinking a lot of it!  It feels really good on your throat as well.  The taste is smooth and delicious.  Here is the link.  They have many other great teas as well! Traditional Medicinals  http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/seasonal_products

Yogi Bedtime Tea

Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night

I also love Yogi Bedtime and Traditional Medicinals Nighty Night.   I have had many times where I feel asleep so easily after have these teas.  I do typically have 2-3 cups, because I love it so much.  It makes the effects more dramatic.

Nighty Night has passionflower (used for insomnia)

chamomile and linden flower.  It is a wonderful combination.

To see photos of these teas or purchase these teas click here.

Thank you

Laurie Groh, MS LPC SAS

Mental Health Counselor at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay

teas for mental health

Stress Reduction Class

I will be introducing a new class at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay for Stress Reduction.  The class is meant to give you hands on ways to de-stress.  There are so many reasons to stress out!!  But at Shoreside Therapies in Whitefish Bay, we are here to share with you the many reasons to reduce that stress.  We will be demonstrating yoga moves, mediation, journaling, imagery/visualization.

If you have thought or said the following you should sign up:

“I don’t have time to do anything”

“I don’t seem like I’m enjoying my life anymore”

“What is all this hard work for?”

“I need sleep but I’m so stressed I can’t sleep”

“Sometimes I have so much on my mind, that I don’t get anything done”

“I am worried all the time”

If you are interested please fill this form.

 

Homemade Sleepytime Tea

Homemade Sleepytime Tea

Ingredients:

1 part dried spearmint

1 part dried chamomile flowers

Combine in a bag. Feel free to estimate here, its not something that needs to be perfect.

To serve, (if you really needed me to tell you) just place the desired amount of tea into a tea bell and mix with hot water. Serve with a little milk and honey, and a spot of lemon if you’d like.

It also tastes fantastic iced.

Enjoy!

via Recipe: Homemade Sleepytime Tea | What’s Cooking, Lehigh Valley?.