Blair Counseling and Mediation

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Blair Counseling and Mediation seeks to provide information and thoughts on marriage, divorce, parenting and co-parenting, spirituality, depression, anxiety, anger, and addictions.

05/07/2024

Showing appreciation to your partner daily is like building bricks in a strong relationship.

Use our free app Minute Mood to journal with your partner, and track mood and relational patterns to gain insight. Download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play for FREE.

04/21/2024

Expressing appreciation is known to make the biggest difference. Use our free app Minute Mood to journal with your partner, and track mood and relational patterns to gain insight. Download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play for FREE.

What's the difference between a mediator and a lawyer? 04/18/2024

What's the difference between a lawyer and a mediator?

What's the difference between a mediator and a lawyer? The mediator is non-coercive. Participating in mediation is voluntary – it takes two to tango. If one person cannot or will not participate for any reason, there is no mediation – and therefore, no role for the mediator.

Keep Calm and Carry On? - Blair Counseling and Mediation 04/04/2024

Keep Calm and Carry On? - Blair Counseling and Mediation Photo by Monstera By Dan Blair, marriage therapist and family counselor The first half of this article reveals the anatomy of stress, and how we can respond to it. The second half applies what we learned about stress to parenting our kids. Hopefully you shall understand ways to help you and your chi...

Attacks by Panic - Blair Counseling and Mediation 04/04/2024

Attacks by Panic - Blair Counseling and Mediation Panic attacks create what feels like unbearable bodily reactions. Perceptions is key to how it is experienced. Causes and risk factors should be examined.

Neuroscience Says Your Brain Craves 'New' For the Dopamine Rush, but Research Shows You Can Replace That Sensation Much More Productively 04/02/2024

Neuroscience Says Your Brain Craves 'New' For the Dopamine Rush, but Research Shows You Can Replace That Sensation Much More Productively New products and ideas can be attractive because they're exciting to discover. But they can also make it less likely you'll achieve your actual goal.

04/01/2024

After a tough loss the loser is already stressed, with cortisol streaming through their blood. If you are the coach or teacher or parent don’t beat them down. If you are in conversation with yourself, stop beating yourself up. Research on professional rugby players found that watching what they did wrong after a game led to elevated cortisol and worse performance the next game. Watching what they did well had the opposite effect, a bump in testosterone and better performance.

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Mediating with Your "Soon-to-Be-Ex" - Blair Counseling and Mediation 04/01/2024

Start the rest of your life off right:

Mediating with Your "Soon-to-Be-Ex" - Blair Counseling and Mediation An overview on divorce mediation, how to communicate with an "ex" about issues including parenting and financial decisions, and how to protect children.

03/24/2024

Check in with your husband. Use our free app Minute Mood to journal with your partner, and track mood and relational patterns to gain insight. Download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play for a FREE one month trial.

03/22/2024

Anger is like walking around and talking to ourselves about ourselves all day long and thinking about how bad that person was and how good I was.

03/14/2024

I have heard about the 90/0 rule: 90% of what happens right now internally is really about your past.

The Body-Brain Connection: How Fidgeting Sharpens Focus 03/08/2024

Fidgeting can help focus, if not too distracting for others:

The Body-Brain Connection: How Fidgeting Sharpens Focus Research shows that physical activity — even a little foot-tapping or gum chewing — increases levels of the neurotransmitters in the brain that control focus and attention. Learn how a subtle fidget may help block out distractions, fight boredom, and increase productivity.

Custody Mediation When You Can’t Afford a Lawyer 03/07/2024

Custody Mediation When You Can’t Afford a Lawyer A lawyer’s input in custody mediation can help you secure an agreement that is fair and in the best interest of your child. But a lawyer might be out of your price range. Luckily, there are affordable ways to get legal help throughout the mediation process. Legal aid Legal aid offices provide acce...

03/05/2024

How I changed as a parent over time: (also on Successful Parenting Podcast):

https://blaircounselingandmediation.com/how-i-changed-as-a-parent/

03/04/2024

How I changed as a parent over time: (also on Successful Parenting Podcast)::
https://blaircounselingandmediation.com/how-i-changed-as-a-parent/

03/04/2024

"Bids" are requests for attention, and can be as simple and seemingly insignificant as one person saying "Look at that bird!" In a happy, long-lasting relationship, the partner would respond by looking out the window and commenting on the bird.

It's taught me to zoom in on a small detail in someone's life, ask deeper questions about it, and bring it up the next time I see them rather than just passively nodding along until I get to talk.

Use our free app Minute Mood to journal with your partner, and  track mood and relational patterns to gain insight. Download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play for a FREE one month trial.

Are You Depressed or Do You Have a Horrible Life? 02/23/2024

Are You Depressed or Do You Have a Horrible Life? Dr. Peterson's extensive catalog is available now on DailyWire+: https://bit.ly/3KrWbS8// LINKS //All socials: https://linktr.ee/drjordanbpetersonWebsite: ht...

02/21/2024

Elmo posted a kind-hearted check in on X...

“Elmo is just checking in!” he wrote. “How is everybody doing?”

Now most people may not tell the truth in this situation as etiquette may dictate.

But that seemingly innocent question quickly transformed into a much larger story when Elmo received more than 13,000 responses and nearly 180 million views in just a few short hours!

This is where checking in with your partner beyond asking, "How is your day" comes in handy.

Use our free app Minute Mood to journal with your partner, and track mood and relational patterns to gain insight. Download the app in the Apple Store or on Google Play for a FREE one month trial.

Oxytocin holds the keys to your heart, and also to your mind 02/16/2024

Oxytocin holds the keys to your heart, and also to your mind Oxytocin, a hormone renowned for fostering emotional, also plays a pivotal role in cognitive functions such as learning and memory.

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600 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL
60012

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 10pm
Tuesday 10am - 10pm
Wednesday 10am - 10pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

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