Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating. This term has become a bit of a buzz word in recent years, typically having negative connotations and leading to the assumption that we should completely learn to separate emotions from our entire eating process.  This couldn’t be further from the truth, however.   In fact, our feeding relationship is best healed and balanced when we allow ourselves to (1) feel our emotions without judgment, and (2) eat with joy and awareness. When …

Mindful Parenting

Stephanie Burstein, Care Specialist You ask your child to clean their room, or finish a chore and before you know it, the situation quickly escalates. Your child is now screaming and talking back. So what is your reaction?  How we react and problem solve when faced with a conflict is how our children learn to problem solve and react in a similar situations. Next time you see yourself in a struggle with your children take …

Certified Eating Disorder Specialist at Therapeutic Oasis of the Palm Beaches

Congratulations to Christie Caggiani, RD LD/N for obtaining her CEDRD from The International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and becoming one of the few registered dietitians certified as an eating disorder specialist in the state of Florida.  This certification is awarded to dedicated and experienced professionals who have completed a rigorous training process and demonstrated a commitment to the highest of ethical standards.

Women Who Walk The Line

Nicole Friedman, Psy.D. In today’s modern world where women are required to juggle several hats, creating balance can be quite a challenging endeavor. As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and professional, I am all too familiar with walking that fine line on a daily basis. We as women are innately relationship based, and feel the need to give 100% of ourselves to everything we do, often at our own personal expense. However, attempting to …

Modeling Nutrition: 8 Ways to Lead

Christie Caggiani, RD, LD/N Research has shown that the more parents push their kids to eat, the more kids resist; and the more they try to stop their kids from eating or restrict certain foods, the more the kids seek them out.  So does this mean we as parents just let our kids run their own food show? Absolutely not. Remember that kids are growing beings – our job is to set the stage so …

Your Anchor In the Storm

Patty Shutt, Psy.D. Tackling issues and problems in our life can require us to move toward the “storms” of conflict, emotions, and uncertainty. Here at the Oasis we want our clients to be prepared for these storms by developing the tools needed to weather the rough seas. In individual sessions and groups like DBT, we encourage the practice of mindfulness. One important tool in the practice of mindfulness is the “anchor”. The anchor is used …

Living Your Own Life: Escape from Codependency

Anni Johnston, LMHC, D/MT Many people use the term “co-dependency” to describe an over-involved stance with others in their life. Originally it was coined to apply to those in an enabling relationship with someone in an addiction. Now its meaning has broadened to describe anyone who repeatedly finds himself or herself wrapped up in a caregiving, over-planning, problem-fixing manner with people in their lives. There is nothing inherently wrong with caregiving, planning or fixing problems, …

Freedom From Suffering

Knowing that pain is impermanent and having a belief that there is hope, allows me to sit with clients who are in deep emotional or physical pain. It is at our worst, when nothing external can help us that we can turn inward and begin to make the journey toward truth. Truth can and will set us free from suffering. There are many paths to truth. In the Rig Veda it says there is only …

Everything IS Possible!

The first of Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws presents the idea of “Pure Potentiality”. This spiritual law is difficult to teach to adults who are locked into a set of ideas and beliefs that are limiting and therefore untrue. It is rare to find an adult who was raised in a family or culture to believe that all things are possible. Fortunately the law of pure potentiality exists whether you believe it or not and …

Be at Peace in the Moment

“Whenever we daydream, worry, or nurse a grudge, we are training the mind to escape from the present moment. We get trapped in the past or future” – Eknath Easwaran Let go of the chains that hold you in the past and the riptide that draws you in to the future – NOW is the moment that demands your focus. Give yourself to the moment and you will find both peace and purpose.