Category Archives: Body Image

7 Steps to Raising Intuitive Eaters

Angela Youngs, PsyD Teach hunger/fullness cues.Throughout the day, especially during meal and snack times, prompt your children to check in with their bodies. Are they hungry? How do they know? What signals do their bodies send to them to alert them of hunger? How hungry are they? How do they know when they’re full? Prompting such

The Power of Yoga for Teens During COVID-19

—Melissa Johnson, PhD Psychologist, CEO of the Institute for Girls’ Development What are your teens doing to de-stress and stay energized during this challenging time? Moving our bodies, stretching, challenging our physical selves are all great ways to release our every day tensions. Yoga is one movement modality that is particularly effective for teens right

8 Tips for Fostering a Positive Body Image

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness week (next week, February 25 – March 3) we’re offering helpful tips for fostering a positive body image. A healthy relationship with our bodies is an important protective factor against the development of disordered eating. Practice some of the following tips to help everyone in your family develop

What is Gender Identity Anyway?

By: MARY SCHULTZ, MMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 110506)   Erin Norton, PsyD – Registered Psychological Assistant (PSB94025827) Supervised by Vicki Chiang, Psy.D., (PSY21136) facilitates Rainbow Grit at the Institute, our group for LGBTQ youth. It might be safe to assume you’re wearing clothes today. But were you consciously aware of the sensation of the fabric against

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