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Art as a Tool for Self-Regulation

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Art as a Tool for Self-Regulation By Sushi Frausto, LMFT Self-regulation is a person’s ability to adjust, control and manage themselves in a given situation.  Self-regulation includes: Being self-aware of what is going on within yourself Modulating one’s emotional & physical reactions Adjusting to the situation Using one’s cognitive abilities to meet the task at…

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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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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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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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