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  • Happy 4th of July from all of us here at Inner Courage Counseling!

    With the holiday weekend approaching, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge not only the excitement of celebration, but also the struggles many of us experience during holiday seasons. The 4thof July is known for time spent with loved ones while enjoying a BBQ and beautiful fireworks. However, for some, these events can be triggering for us and even our furry friends! Please take a moment to look over some of these helpful resources for you and your loved ones for this 4thof July!

    For many, fireworks are an exciting loud burst of colors and sparkle in the night sky. Suffering from PTSD can make fireworks a stressful and triggering experience. Check out this website to help refine your toolbox of coping skills to help this 4thof July to be an enjoyable one for you!

    • How to Manage PTSD on this 4thof July

    4thof July is known for cookouts, BBQ’s, and parties. This can be triggering for individuals who suffer from an eating disorder or substance use disorder. Check out these awesome resources to help you plan ahead so you can enjoy time with your loved ones!

    • 5 Ways to Self-Care This 4thof July Weekend

    • Staying Sober over the 4thof July

    Us humans are not the only ones who can be affected by the chaos of this holiday! Our furry friends need some extra support and care during the 4thas well. Check out these two resources to learn more about how to help your pets be more comfortable this 4thof July weekend!

    • 4thof July Safety for Pets

    • Dogs and Dynamite: 4 Tips for the 4thof July

    At Inner Courage Counseling, we understand that holidays can be a very triggering time for many people. Please know that you are not alone! If you are feeling triggered now is the time to reach out for help, please contact us at the information below.

     Have a Happy and Safe 4thof July!

    For more information check out our website or give us a call!






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    By Erin Burns, MA | July 3, 2019



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