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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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#WomensHistoryMonth Campaign 2019

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This past March, to celebrate Women’s History Month, we featured Women Making History across our social media platforms! The women featured are all currently involved in feminist activism and they’re using their voices in unique and inspiring ways. Read on for the full list of women we featured and more information about their work, including…

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8 Tips for Fostering a Positive Body Image

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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…

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Sharing Food: Nourishment & Connection

Sometimes it feels like an absolute miracle when we actually sit down with our families to share food. Yep, eating. All at one time. In the same room. Without the TV. But it’s really, really good for us and our children. There are lots of studies that support what we know intuitively. One national study…

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25 Weekly Groups for All Ages!

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Give your daughter – and yourself – the support needed to thrive! Dear friends and colleagues, I’m proud to lead our Child and Adolescent Group Therapy Program at the Institute. As you’re updating your schedules for 2019, we wanted to offer a helpful overview of our current group therapy options – in a concise format…

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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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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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