~ Aloha ~
Elemental Guidance, LLC welcomes you.
We provide Marriage and Family Therapy services (MFT) to
individuals, couples, and families on the Hawaiian Islands
and training opportunities to students and professionals of MFT.
260 Kamehameha Ave, Suite 207, Hilo, Big Island of Hawai'i, 96720
(808) 427-2842 (for Deepa) or 784-7343 (for all other therapists)
News and Current Events Support
False Missile Alert on 1/13/18
Video: False Missile Threat
News: Article on Hawaii News NowFor 30 minutes on an early Saturday morning, residents of the Hawaiian islands lived in a state of shock, horror, and panic. This incident has caused a deep emotional, psychological, and political scar for some. Those with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder may have suffered even more. It is important to understand, address, and resolve this incident to reduce further harm to communities and families.
As family therapists, we offer support via questions, phone calls, emails, or community gatherings as a forum for addressing this and other ongoing stressful issues in our nation and islands. Please do not hesitate to contact us at John or Deepa.
Stress triggers affect individuals on a neurochemical and neurobiological level. This, subsequently, impacts of cognitions, behaviors, and interactions with others. It is important to acquire wisdom and skills to address this shift by practicing awareness and techniques specific for stress management. On the PsychoEducation page is a detailed article and a few images to help with this process.
Remember the important of breathing to return a healthy flow of oxygen to the brain as a way of reducing the impact of stress, which would otherwise turn into anxiety and panic.
Technique - 3-seconds breathing steps:
Take deep in-breaths for three seconds, hold for three seconds, then release for three seconds. Repeat until heart rate returns to a normal pace so you can plan non-impulsive, safe, and effective methods of addressing the issue; in this case, a missile threat.
If this incident is still affecting you or a family member, please address it as soon as possible as these thoughts could become pattern or habit forming.
Learn more about PTSD and the steps necessary to reduce harm and increase health.
EGLLC sends aloha and warm support to all those impacted by this unfortunately mishap.