Extending an Olive Branch

Extending an Olive Branch

As a therapist, the most common questions I am asked is how to truly help someone in need. We will explore how to be trauma informed in our daily interactions, supporting those in times of grief, anxiety coping techniques, how to truly be an ally, tips for advocating, and many other topics that impact our mental health.

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July 27, 2023 46 mins

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If you are the go-to person for others in your life, the support to many, or the one with many responsibilities it can feel impossible to ever not be okay.  Today, I share that I have not been okay this week and some of the ways I have navigated that mindset.  Please comment, share, and reach out with questions.  @olivebranchmentalhealth

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April 12, 2023 41 mins

In this episode, I share my vulnerable reasons for the delay in a new episode.  We also discuss 10 ways to live a more authentic life.  This includes an exercise for inner reflection. 

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March 9, 2023 42 mins

This episode has a minor technical issue with the music.  However, the content is all available.  We will explore more definitions and symptoms of anxiety.  I will also explain when our anxiety can be a strength.  Email me with any questions.  khernandez@olivebranchmentahealth.com

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February 16, 2023 41 mins

We change after trauma.  This episode will explain some of the challenges in self-identity after a traumatic experience or after processing such events from childhood.  Please share questions and comments with me on IG @olivebranchmentalhealth or email khernandez@olivebranchmentalhealth.com

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Today we will discuss the cycle of abuse, various types of abuse, signs of abuse and some common reasons people stay in these types of relationships.   Please message me with questions or comments.  Khernandez@olivebranchmentalhealth

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Reach out to me if you are in the state of IL and are seeking a therapist. 

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January 26, 2023 49 mins

This is part 2 on the topic of trauma.  In this episode, I will explain more about trauma occurring as an adult.  I will also share one part of my story with you, in the hope to encourage you to find the power and strength as you share your own stories.   Please share this episode, and let me know of any thoughts, questions, or comments. 

 

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In this episode, I will be explaining what constitutes as an "adverse childhood experience (ACES)".   I will explain how this may be present in childhood but also the lasting effects into adulthood.  Please share, like, comment! 

 

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January 11, 2023 53 mins
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January 5, 2023 43 mins
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November 29, 2022 5 mins

This is a 5-minute meditation with affirmations focused on self-love. 

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We will be discussing the symptoms of Seasonal affective Disorder (SAD)  and some helpful tips to be proactive in the winter.   The second half focuses on the stressors of the holidays and how to prioritize your mental health. 

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November 9, 2022 41 mins

In this episode we will be discussing ways to be true to yourself.  In addition, I will review a personal inventory to support your personal growth.   

Instagram: @olivebranchmentalhealth 

https://www.olivebranchmentalhealth.com/

Email: Khernandez@olivebranchmentalhealth.com

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November 3, 2022 47 mins

This is part 2 to our conversation about boundaries.  We will focus on developing and maintaining professional boundaries. 

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October 26, 2022 44 mins

In this episode we will talk about 6 types of boundaries.  I will provide examples and ways to maintain healthy boundaries. 

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October 20, 2022 43 mins

Today we will talk about Anxiety. Common symptoms, myths and applicable coping techniques!  

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This is a 5 minute introduction to the Podcast and to me, Kristen Hernandez

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