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Introducing New Staff

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Grace M. Goodman, Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist (PSY 28905) I have been on the Institute team for a little over two months, and in that time I have already gotten to work alongside an inspiring and effective group of clinicians, as well as with a wonderfully hope-filled, indefatigable group of clients and their families! It is…

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Self-Compassion: The New Alternative to Self-Esteem

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by Dr. Grace Goodman & Institute Staff   Have you noticed how it’s often easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves? We have a tendency to hold ourselves to a higher standard of perfection than we hold for others. Our ultra-achievement oriented culture frequently sends the message that we need to be…

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Wise Mind Parenting

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Being a parent is tough work! Wise Mind Parenting is a new group for parents of teens and young adults who want to find new ways to understand and navigate the tough emotions that arise within themselves and their children during this transitional time of life.  As teens and young adults move towards independence the…

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4 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Wildfires

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By Melissa J. Johnson, PH.D. Founder & CEO Licensed Psychologist (PSY 13102) As we speak with parents, teachers, and kids this week, wildfire related stress is a common theme. The saturated news coverage, school closures, and smoky air all add to the stress for kids. We want to share some curated resources for families, educators, and others who…

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What’s a Pause Button?

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By Melissa J. Johnson, PH.D. Founder & CEO Licensed Psychologist (PSY 13102) Last week we had a blast hosting a workshop for a group of second grade girls. One of their fun projects was to create a Pause Button Bracelet – colorful string and buttons to wear around their wrists. What does one do with a Pause…

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Resources for People of Color and Healthcare Providers

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Resources  For People of Color:   Surviving and Resisting Hate: A Toolkit for People of Color: A list of helpful tools and strategies to use in response to racism, prejudice, discrimination and hate.   NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Flyer: An informational Flyer providing helpful tips to finding a mental health provider that fits your cultural…

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An Introduction to “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”

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White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack A Resource © 1989 Dr. Peggy McIntosh Introduction by Hax Baker Our goal this issue is to provide resources and activities to help you, your family, your students, and others increase awareness of privilege. Dr. Peggy McIntosh’s paper “Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” first published in Peace and Freedom Magazine,…

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IFGD’s International Day of the Girl Video Project!

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October 11th is International Day of the Girl, a UN-sponsored campaign that celebrates the lives of girls all over the world. 2017’s theme is #GirlsBelongHere, and is all about encouraging girls that they belong everywhere and can be whatever they want to be! As part of the social media campaign, the Institute recorded wishes for…

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