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    Emotion Coaching for Parents: How to Be a Better Communicator

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    Parenting can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding jobs on the planet.  As parents, we do our best to protect our kids, even if that means hiding our own problems and worries from our kids.  While in some cases it may be good to hide these things from your kids, in some circumstances…

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    Getting the Body and Mind Right: How Exercise Benefits the Brain

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    Are you aware of all the profound effects and benefits of regular exercise?  Most people recognize exercise as a healthy activity that is good for our physical well being.  Many people use exercise as a strategy to manage weight or improve their physical health, but did you know the benefits of exercise extend far past…

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    How To Use Music When You Feel Overwhelmed

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    There are times in all of our lives where we just feel overwhelmed or may be undergoing a lot of pressure in our personal or professional lives.  In adolescent years, many teenagers feel overwhelmed quite often, as they have the responsibility to balance school, home, social life, and on top of that many may have…

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    Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Residential Treatment Can Help

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    Childhood, it’s one of the most important and influential phases in our lives, our childhood experiences can shape and transform the way we view the world and ourselves.  For most people, childhood has a large impact on their adult life.  Unfortunately, many of us carry trauma from our adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s) which can result…

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    How Yoga Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

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    When you first think of yoga, what comes to mind?  For many people yoga is simply just “stretching” and is only meant for those of us who are super flexible and young, but this is simply just not the case.  Yoga is an ancient Hindu practice that includes breath control, meditation, and specific bodily postures…

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    Mindfulness: What It Is and How It Can Benefit Your Teen

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    Does your teen seem to be overwhelmed or overly preoccupied with the responsibilities of day-to-day life? In the midst of our incredibly fast-paced world it can be difficult or seemingly impossible to take some time out of your day for yourself.  Mindfulness is an ancient therapeutic practice which is a relatively forgien concept to teens…

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    Mindful Happiness: Strategy for Helping Depressed Teens

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    Teens today have more reasons than ever before to develop stressors that can lead to serious mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. From heavy academic loads to full extracurricular schedules to interpersonal struggles to school and world violence, adolescents’ stress levels are ever-increasing. With adolescent depression rates on the rise, experts in the…

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    How to Stop the Fighting: Overcoming Family Conflict

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    Conflict is a normal and expected part of life and it can often escalate during the teenage years. Because of a change in hormones combined with a search for identity and the increased responsibility that comes with adolescence, teens are more likely to have disagreements and arguments with their parents than younger children. While some…

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    Depression in Teens: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Get Help

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    When we talk about depression, we often think of it as an adult diagnosis. We may know other adults who struggle with depression, but it can be difficult to imagine that teens and young adults can have depression as well. The risk for depression can begin in childhood or the early teens, however, and increases…

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    Mindfulness to Treat Anxiety: Why It Works

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    The teen years are an important time in the emotional and physical development for young adults. For the first time, they are experiencing more independence and learning who they are outside of their family unit. Adolescence also comes with more responsibilities and new life experiences, which can lead to feelings of excitement, but also stress.…

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