Category: Happiness

Blog posts, news articles, and other resources from The Center • A Place of HOPE

The top 10 things to help reduce anxiety at home

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 31, 2020

The news and spread of COVID-19 have shaken the world to its core. Everyone is in fear as the situation has started to take an emotional toll. You must be feeling stressed, powerless and anxious as well. You need a break from all that worrying. You need to detach yourself...

Who Are You?

By: Hannah Smith  •  February 19, 2020

Part Two of a Six-part Series on Relationship Communication The darkness of the sky felt as if it might swallow the whole of her as she stared out the window that cold winter’s night. Tears streamed down Jena’s face as she replayed the evening’s events in her mind. The same...

5 Areas You Can Work On Today To Put Your Life Back Together From Addiction

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 25, 2019

How can you put your life back together after addiction? Healing happens when you reintegrate healthy connections with yourself and others. Once you admit you’re broken, you must agree to look at reconnecting the pieces of your life that addiction has torn apart. Your relationships may be strained, estranged, or...

The Connection Point: How You View Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 7, 2018

How you feel about yourself affects all of your other relationships.  Some of you may not be used to the idea that you have a distinct relationship with yourself, but you do.  You have a personality and a will; you have a perspective on life that is lived out in...

How Do You Respond to Stress?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 6, 2018

People respond to stress in two basic but different ways: they’re either go-getters and stay-putters.

Healthy Relationships Mean Becoming Emotionally Healthy Yourself

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 27, 2018

Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation.

How Do You Identify True Friends?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 13, 2017

Ralph Waldo Emerson said that the only way to have a friend is to be one. The depth of your character is best gauged by the depth of your friendships.

What is Your Anxiety Script?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 23, 2017

Anxiety has written a script where you play the part of a frazzled, anxious, suspicious, irritable, short-tempered, and easily frustrated person. How do you want to be perceived by the other players on stage? When you take control of your own script, you determine the part you are going to play and then you act accordingly.

Dr. Jantz and The Center Partner with Dr. Michael Gurian

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 30, 2017

Over 30 years ago, mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz pioneered whole person care to treat those suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and addictions. Today, his dually-licensed mental health and addiction treatment facility, The Center • A Place of HOPE, is recognized as a Top 10 Facility for the treatment of...

Attitude of Gratitude Journal Download

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 25, 2016

The simple act of writing down the things for which we're grateful can create a vibration of positive energy within you that can have many, long-lasting benefits. Give it a try for a week and note how you are feeling on the 7th day. Are you feeling a little lighter?...

Relationships: The Secure Attachment Style

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 10, 2016

How do you know if you have a secure attachment style? People who have this attachment style exhibit specific characteristics and personality traits. Here is a list of statements for those with a secure attachment style.

Finding Emotional Balance During Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 20, 2016

What's wrong with me?  When his coworkers found out about Mark's promotion -- something he hadn't even applied for -- they slapped his back, shook his hand, and gave him high fives.  Mark couldn't figure out why he didn't feel that happy.  When told about the new job, he'd agreed...

Letting Go of the Reins

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 29, 2016

I believe one reason women turn acorns into catastrophes is because you have so many responsibilities. Because you are responsible, you believe you should be in control. The question you need to ask yourself is whether or not you really have control over any given situation and then act accordingly.As...

Accepting the Truth of Your Life

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  December 13, 2015

Acceptance is an interesting word. It involves both the act of accepting as well as the fact of being accepted.  In this way, it's kind of a two-way street.  One of the corollary definitions of accepting is "to be able or designed to take hold, as in something added or...

The Keys to Emotional Equilibrium

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 23, 2015

It is vital for your emotional equilibrium that you counterbalance anger, fear, and guilt with optimism, hope, and joy.

How Does Fear Create Relationship Dependency?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 7, 2015

When people fear themselves, they will sometimes turn to activities to try to outrun the fear. They may use alcohol, drugs, shopping, eating, gambling, or the internet to keep from being alone with themselves.Other people may turn to family, friends or co-workers to crowd out their fear of being alone....

Eating Disorders: Losing Your Sense of Self

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 9, 2015

Few things are as frightening as losing control, feeling powerless against overwhelming forces. When overcome by events, we can feel swept up on relentless waves of circumstance that hurl us toward terrifying heights and bone-jarring lows. Each event is made worse if we have tried to stop it and been...

Accepting Truths in Life

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 31, 2015

Accepting the truth in your life means you must come to accept the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. First, there comes an acceptance of the truth in your life that is causing you pain and is the source of your anger. This is the first step...

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