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Helping adults and children cope with trauma

Dr. Paul

Last week I attended the 30th annual International Trauma Conference titled Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, embodiment, and the restoration of the self. Several thousand mental health clinicians from around the world attended. It was sponsored by Bessel Van der Kolk, M.D., one of the world’s foremost researchers and clinicians in the field of developmental trauma. He wrote an excellent book called “The Body Keeps the Score,” which I highly recommend. Read more about Helping adults and children cope with trauma

Negotiating a summer home with your college student

Dr. Paul

College students are coming home for the summer. It’s a huge readjustment for older teens who were living in dorms and in off-campus housing. At school, they had complete freedom to come and go as they please, with no parental oversight. No one to ask you when you’re coming home, where you’re going, who you’re going with, or what you’re planning to do. No one to bug you about cleaning up your room or folding your laundry. Read more about Negotiating a summer home with your college student

Overcoming loneliness in today's age

Dr. Paul

Despite the rapid growth of social media, a recent survey of 20,000 American adults found that nearly half reported feeling sometimes or always lonely. It’s a paradox. On the one hand, some adults have acquired hundreds of Facebook and Instagram friends and follow their every move. Some folks are receiving and sending texts to family and friends by the bucketload. But on the other hand, these same adults feel lonely. It doesn't make sense. Or does it? Read more about Overcoming loneliness in today's age

Immunize WA recognizes The Everett Clinic

May 16, 2019

Childhood immunizations are critical for the health of our communities. Thanks to our teammates’ commitment and hard work, The Everett Clinic is once again being recognized by the Washington State Department of Health for our immunization efforts.

The awards given to a dozen of our locations are part of Immunize WA, a program that recognizes clinics throughout the state that immunized 70 percent or higher of their child and adolescent patient populations. Read more about Immunize WA recognizes The Everett Clinic

Helping children with emotional and behavioral dysregulation

Dr. Paul

When my youngest daughter was little, I realized that she was a spirited child. She was strong-willed and highly reactive. When she got upset, she had no trouble letting us know. At the time, I read a wonderful book called “Raising Your Spirited Child” by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka which had many helpful hints. Her book was first published in 1991 and is still relevant today.

In the last 25 years, innovations in neuroscience have helped us better understand the physiological basis for what we now call emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Read more about Helping children with emotional and behavioral dysregulation

Congratulations to Shannon Van De Plasch, RN, our first Daisy Award Winner

May 10, 2019

The Everett Clinic partnered with The DAISY Foundation to honor our nurses for the extraordinary, compassionate care they deliver to our patients. We are pleased to announce Shannon Van De Plasch, RN, from The Everett Clinic Orthopedics team as our first DAISY Award winner. She was nominated for her consistent excellence, extraordinary care and diligent compassion for our patients.  Read more about Congratulations to Shannon Van De Plasch, RN, our first Daisy Award Winner

Setting your mind to deal with setbacks

Dr. Paul

I recently attended a magnificent modern ballet performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. These dancers were amazing. They were able to move their bodies in ways that seemed impossible to me. And of course, like most professionals, they made it look easy. We were spellbound.

While I’m happy to be able to touch my toes, reach for cereal from a high shelf, carry heavy bags of groceries from my car into the house, and walk around Green Lake, I love seeing adults leap into the air. It reminds me of something that many of us don’t fully realize. Read more about Setting your mind to deal with setbacks

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