Shannon Gwash

About Shannon Gwash

Shannon Gwash is the Director of Wellness Services for Jefferson Center for Mental Health and is also a Certified Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach. She earned her MS from the University of Denver in Strategic Health Communications/Behavior Change. She has nearly 10 years of experience in the communication world and nearly three in parenting … which clearly makes her an expert there. To stay sane, she runs around Sloan’s Lake, hikes with her daughter, enjoys outdoor concerts and reads nerdy books.
12 Apr, 2016

When Spring doesn’t bring sunshine: supporting a loved one with depression or anxiety

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Spring has (sort of) sprung here in Colorado. And although Spring is typically associated with flowers, butterflies and bunnies, many don’t realize that it is actually a time when depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are [...]

2 Mar, 2016

Yes, you can! Tips to Build Resilience and Emotional Flexibility

By | March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Resilience|Comments Off on Yes, you can! Tips to Build Resilience and Emotional Flexibility

How resilient are you? Are you able to roll with the punches life tends to throw at us? Resiliency is an important skill that allows us to be flexible when life knocks us down; it [...]

23 Feb, 2016

Taking a look at friendships: What happens when someone is more of a hindrance than a help?

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Relationships|Comments Off on Taking a look at friendships: What happens when someone is more of a hindrance than a help?

As adults, we’ve learned that we grow and change from our experiences and stages of our life: high school, college, moving, marriage, babies, divorce, jobs, death of a loved one, etc. With each stage, we [...]

9 Feb, 2016

What is Your Vision?

By | February 9th, 2016|Categories: Mind & Body, Mindfulness|Comments Off on What is Your Vision?

Many of us set New Year's resolutions at the start of the year. Goals such as "lose 15 pounds," "be more patient," "run a 5k," "cook more at home" are often etched into our minds [...]

25 Nov, 2015

Managing Holiday Stress, Focus on Gratitude

By | November 25th, 2015|Categories: Stress|Comments Off on Managing Holiday Stress, Focus on Gratitude

With Thanksgiving approaching, gratitude often surfaces as a topic of conversation. But how can it help improve our lives? And if we don't currently have a practice of gratitude, how do we start? An overwhelming [...]

6 Aug, 2015

5 Tips to Ease Back to School Stress

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Stress|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Ease Back to School Stress

In most stores, the beach towels and sunscreen are being replaced with backpacks and notebooks. Somehow, the first day of school is just around the corner! Many kids are energized by the possibilities of back [...]