Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions

When trauma survivors take direct action to cope with their stress reactions, they put themselves in a position of power. Active coping with the trauma makes you begin to feel less helpless. Active coping means accepting the impact of trauma on your life and taking direct action to improve things. Active coping occurs even when […]

21st Century parenting: When should your kids date?

What is the best age to let your child go on a date? Most parents would say 30 years old is a good time for their children to start dating, but in reality, it usually happens well before that. For teenagers, “dating” doesn’t necessarily mean the boyfriend picks up the girlfriend and takes her out […]

How to stick to your 2015 Resolutions

It’s common to make goals for the new year, but it’s not as common to keep them. According to Forbes, just 8 percent of people actually achieve their new years resolutions. To help you stick to your goals in 2015, Audubon Counseling mental health counselor, Lynne Shine joined Lauren in the Winging It Buffalo Style […]

Do the Holidays have you Stressed?

From shopping and entertaining to gift giving – the holidays can add a lot of stress to your plate this season. Mental Health Counselor, Lynne Shine of Audubon Counseling was in the Winging It Buffalo Style studio this week to discuss tips and advice to get through the holiday season with a positive mind set.

9 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression triggered by the change in seasons, primarily winter. More than half a million Americans experience a winter depression but are better come summer. “It is important to treat SAD, because all forms of depression limit people’s ability to live their lives to the fullest, to […]

Daylight savings got you down? How to combat SAD

The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. We’re still adjusting to Daylight Savings Time and another Western New York winter is on its way. It can affect not just only our physical health, but also our mental health. According to the American Psychiatric Association, 10 million Americans suffer from seasonal affective […]

Dealing with the emotions of a cancer diagnosis

Shock, disbelief, fear, anxiety, guilt, sadness, grief, depression, anger. These are some of the common feelings the American Cancer Society says you may experience after you are diagnosed with cancer. The journey following a diagnosis can be a long struggle, but what about the rush of emotions upon initially learning the news?  In honor of […]

The Psychology of Ebola Fear

What do we know about the psychological factors that are likely to determine how fearful or worried you become about the current Ebola outbreak? It is a topic that certainly commands a significant amount of news time, and it is – of course – an infectious disease that to date has no effective treatment. There […]

Reactions to the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Case

NFL player Adrian Peterson admitted using a wooden stick (switch) to discipline his 4-year-old son. He is facing a felony charge of child abuse. The Minnesota Vikings have reconsidered their decision to allow Peterson to play and are benching him indefinitely while he goes through the legal process. Mental Health Counselor Lynne Shine of Audubon […]

Helping your child with back to school anxiety

Back-to-school anxiety is normal and expected. Most kids feel uneasy about going back to school after a long summer break. Others may feel nervous about starting school for the first time. Anxious children and teens worry about many different school-related issues, such as teachers, friends, clothing, fitting in, and/or being away from their parents. Whichever […]