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    How Yoga Can Help Improve Your Mental Health

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    When we think of yoga, the first things that come to mind may be spandex and patchouli, but yoga is actually a much deeper practice than what we see in mainstream media. Yoga consists of more than just the asana, or physical, part of the practice. It also includes pranayama (breathwork) and mindfulness and meditation.…

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    What To Talk About At The Thanksgiving Table

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    The holidays can sometimes feel like a jumble of emotions. Spending time with family can bring up feelings from joy to anxiety to dread. The Thanksgiving dinners we see depicted on tv shows and movies are often vastly different than their real-life counterparts. Even if coming together with your family at the holidays is something…

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    Adventure Therapy Activities: How They Can Help Your Child

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    There is no one size fits all when it comes to therapy. Just as each person is unique, each person’s therapeutic needs are unique. Some people may benefit from traditional talk therapy. For others, group therapy can provide a supportive environment that helps them to process their emotions. For still others, sitting in a room…

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    Overcoming Childhood Trauma: How Residential Treatment Can Help

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    As parents, we all want to keep our children safe and set them up to live healthy and successful lives. But according to a 2011 study, nearly 35 million children in the United States have experienced one or more types of childhood trauma. This statistic shows us that while concerning, childhood trauma is not uncommon.…

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    Adventure Outings: How Outdoor Time Improves Mental Health

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    Maybe you’ve noticed that your teen no longer engages in activities they used to love? Or maybe unhealthy activities are replacing the ones they used to enjoy? Teens struggling with behavioral or mental health issues may feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to change the course they’re on. This is where adventure therapy can help. …

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    Technology Use: How to Create Structure and Balance for Your Teen

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    Using technology is a part of our teens’ everyday lives. From mobile devices for social media to school computers to gaming systems at home, there is rarely a time during the day when teens don’t have access to some form of technology. And in 2020 as the world continues to deal with a global pandemic,…

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    How Can Meditation Be Used As A Clinical Therapeutic Approach?

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    Mindfulness-based therapy has exploded in popularity in recent years, as psychologists have recognized that meditation and mindfulness can be used as not only healthy coping skills, but also as a clinical therapeutic approach. Meditation in Treatment As meditation has become more recognized, many programs have added this practice to their treatment plans. It is often…

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    Is Medication Always Necessary In Treating Teens With Mental Health Issues?

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    If your child is struggling with their mental health or behaviors, you may find yourself searching for any and all treatments that can help them. There are many roads to recovery, and while medication may not be the only answer, it can be a helpful tool in treatment. Teens who are struggling with addiction or…

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

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    Mindfulness is probably a completely foreign concept to most teens. With access to smartphones and video games, they may not even be able to imagine sitting quietly and doing “nothing”. But mindfulness isn’t doing nothing. Mindfulness works because it helps you replace your stressful thoughts and anxiety with something positive. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is…

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    Adolescence, The Developing Brain, and the Myth of a Cure All

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    Teenagers can be difficult for their parents to understand. Sometimes it’s a lack of communication, but for other families, their teens may be struggling to work through behavioral and emotional challenges. These challenges may present themselves in different ways, but no matter the issue, it is important for parents to remember that there is no…

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