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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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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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AFTER ORLANDO — How Can We Help Our Children and Teens?

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Can you name the feelings you experienced and continue to feel in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre? Shock, fear, anger, sadness, grief, confusion, disbelief, broken-heartedness, compassion are a short list of emotions that I’ve heard friends and colleagues describe over the past 2 days. We need to figure out how to help our children…

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Newsletter | October 5, 2018

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TALKING ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT WITH CHILDREN AND TEENS The political events of the last few weeks have focused our national, neighborhood, and family conversations on sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Wherever you find yourself on the political spectrum, many report that this is an emotionally grueling time. It has been particularly triggering for those who have experienced…

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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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