How to Make a Glitter Jar

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How to Make a Glitter Jar Glitter jars can be a great way to destress and increase mindfulness! We recommend shaking your glitter jar and then watching while all the glitter settles, in order to create a feeling of calm within yourself. Supplies: Jar (mason jars are a good option) Glitter glue or glycerin Water Glitter…

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Announcing FREE Monthly Group for Soon-to-be-Moms & New Moms

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Dear friends and colleagues, We know how beautiful, frustrating, exciting and exhausting it can be to begin the parenthood journey. Our compassionate therapists offer unique support and resources to assist women in gently finding their way through the many stages of starting or growing a family. And, starting in 2019, we will be offering a…

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Reflections & Intentions

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Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past 12 months and set our goals and intentions for the year ahead. Below is a list of 10 tips that will help you set and stick to your goals in 2019. There’s a sense of freshness and…

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Expert Tips to Minimize Holiday Stress

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Dear friends and colleagues, I’ve often considered the holiday season a great paradox. On the one hand, it is a precious time to connect with loved ones, reflect on whatever gives meaning to our lives, and engage in acts of kindness. On the other hand, it can be enormously stressful with long lists of cool…

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3 Tips for Navigating the Holidays

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As holidays approach, my thoughts turn to the “mixed bag” that the holiday season can produce. Positive elements, such as celebration, connecting with family, and spiritual reflection are often rivaled by feelings of anxiety, strain and even painful memories. I would like to offer 3 tips for parents on how to negotiate common “Holiday Challenges”….

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Using Our Imaginations for Good! Guided Imagery & Other Experiential Tools for Relaxation and Stress Reduction

There is an old saying that “whatever you give your attention to grows.” Think about how that plays out–in your garden or your work, with your children, or with your worries and fears. In times of stress, guided imagery offers one strategy for shifting our attention to positive resources. Guided imagery helps us to enter…

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What are the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills?

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 We all need skills to cope with challenges and to find our way through inevitable times of pain.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy includes 4 categories of skills.  Many of these skills have been practiced for thousands of years in contemplative and meditative traditions. The exciting news for our times is that, using the tools of modern…

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DBT Skills Program for Parents

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Here at the Institute, we believe that parents play an integral role in the healing process.  The DBT Skills are life skills that we all benefit from learning. If your middle school or teen daughter is participating in our DBT program we require that parents be involved by participating in a DBT Skills Group as…

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