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Counselor, Consultant, Speaker, Author. (303) 918-1775

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Counselor, Consultant, Speaker, Author. (303) 918-1775

Denver, CO (March 19, 2017) –Julie Uhernik has been selected to present at the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) 2017 Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA on March 19, 2017.

The session will focus on “New in Neuroscience” and attendees will learn how neuroscience research is guiding and transforming clinicians to practical applications in mental and behavioral health treatment.

“Our conference is successful when we provide a diverse offering of professional development and bold, timely content for today’s well-rounded counseling professionals,” said Dr. Catherine B. Roland, Ed.D, President of the American Counseling Association. “Julie Uherniks’ contribution to the 2017 line up is both valued and sincerely appreciated,” she added.

ACA’s 2017 conference is expected to bring together more than 4,000 counseling students, licensed professional counselors, and counselor educators to learn, network, and unite as one profession poised to meet the evolving needs of our diverse society. This year’s conference is historic in that it was relocated from its original location in Nashville specifically because the state of Tennessee passed a law allowing members of the counseling profession to discriminate against LGBTQ and other clients—in direct violation of ACA’s Code of Ethics.


About the American Counseling Association 

The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. - See more at: www.counseling.org

To everyone at this special time, remember to smile, notice this moment, count your blessings and love each other. Be kind to all and most of all be gentle and kind to yourself! All the best and as tiny Tim said “God bless us everyone!”

May is National Mental Health month. The focus this month is “Do more for 1 in 4” (referring to the estimated number of American adults who will have a diagnosable and treatable mental health condition each year) and the focus of  “Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds” (with information on trauma and treatment). Visit http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may for more information!

Stress Less During the Holidaysholiday stress 640

Great Tips during the Holidays and for the rest of the year as well.

Sunlight — Take a five minute outdoor break. Sunlight can help fight the low light wintertime “blues”.

Take time — Take fifteen minutes a day just for you and guard that time carefully.

Rest — Maintain routine hours of sleep.

Expectations — Make a list of all your “shoulds” and your “have-ta’s” then ask yourself “Who says?”

Sensible Eating — Allow yourself treats but pace yourself.

Spending limits — Set your gift ideas before you shop and stick with it.

Laugh — Find humor in the middle of frantic. Relax, don’t take it so serious! 

Exercise — After the big meal, take a walk! You will burn more calories if you walk right away.

Small gifts — Think of gifts that are small but meaningful, example: write a story for your child, making him/her the hero, then read or tell your story to them on Christmas Eve. 

Spirit - Consider what the real Spirit of the Holidays means to you.

resilienceResilience and Positive Psychology

Hello everyone. This past September I was in Mississippi working as a mental health responder for the American Red Cross in Hurricane Katrina relief. This experience had a great impact on my life in ways I could not have foreseen. In thinking back, the people I met and their responses to the difficult, even near impossible aspects of their experiences renewed long standing beliefs that I have as a counselor. Specifically, that people often find within themselves the strength they need to cope, that a persons' pre-existing beliefs about themselves and the world will play a big part in how they deal with a situation, and finally that people can learn to examine their beliefs and focus on those that will help them cope in difficult times.

Increasing attention is given to the notion of "Resilience" and "Positive Psychology". By building on strengths and assets, people can better respond in the face of everyday life stress and even major calamities they are sometimes faced with.

I plan to write more about resilience and assets at a later time, but for now I would love to know your thoughts.