I am excited to announce that I will be expanding my psychotherapy practice to full time starting December 1st 2014.

My offices will also be moving to: 928 Broadway (between 21st St. & 22nd St.), Suite 500, New York, NY 10010.

Please reach out to me by email at sonali@sonalizoracki.com or by phone at 917-274-7248 to schedule your free telephone consultation today.

 

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In honor of Mental Health Month, I am posting a link to a calendar that has daily tips to boost mind & body!

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/MHM%202014%20-%20Mind%20Your%20Health%20Poster%20Calendar.pdf

If you find yourself devoting a lot of time to meet the needs of your child with special needs and sometimes feeling that the needs of your other children are either being put on the back burner or going unnoticed then this is the workshop for you.

We will focus on talking about the experience of the sibling and provide concrete steps that you can take as parents to support them and meet their needs.

When? Wednesday May 21 @ 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Where? Watch Me Grow, Children’s Sensory Gym & Speech-Language Center, 361 East 19th St. @ 1st Ave., Top floor, New York, NY 10003

Cost? Free

I will co-lead this workshop with my colleague Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D. http://drtobingpuente.com/

RSVP to me via email: sonali@sonalizoracki.com or via phone: (917) 274-7248

Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and relieve stress.  A great free app for your smart phone that can help you to “just  breathe” is the Relax Lite – Stress & Anxiety Relief app .  Download it now and follow along as the music and visuals guide you through the breathing exercise.  Remember – abdominal breathing is key; your belly should go outward on an inhale and should draw inward on an exhale.

When you are feeling low, it can be helpful to engage in fun and pleasurable activities.  Research shows that people who engage in enjoyable leisure activities on a frequent basis have better psychological and physical health.  Follow this link to find a “big” list of simple and easy things that you can do if you are stuck for ideas: http://www.newharbingeronline.com/excerpts/cbtWkbkPD/Chapter_4-2_Pleasurable_Activities.pdf

A Group for Parents/Caregivers of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Sessions will be focused on providing support to one another, learning healthy coping behaviors & stress reduction techniques, problem solving challenging behaviors, and sharing resources.

When? 6 Wednesdays; April 2, 9, 23, 30, & May 7, 14 2014 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Where? Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS) 123 4th Ave, between 12th & 13th St., 2nd Floor {steps from Union Sq}

Cost? $240 for the 6 week group

How do I register? Contact me via email at sonali@sonalizoracki.com or via phone at (917) 274-7248

The new year is an opportunity to start afresh.  Did you make a resolution for 2014 that involves taking better care of yourself? Perhaps you resolved to manage your stress in a healthier way.  Research out of England has shown that it takes an average of 66 days to form a simple habit–that’s 66 days to make your resolution stick.  If you feel your resolve wavering, it may be helpful to write encouraging notes to yourself, to give yourself a pep talk, and to engage the support of family and friends so that you can stay on track.  Remember, in just a little over two months you will be closer to a healthier and happier you!

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