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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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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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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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Announcing our expanded Perinatal & Postpartum Program!

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Announcing our expanded Perinatal & Postpartum Program!   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. Our expanded Perinatal and Postpartum…

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Embracing Gratitude

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EMBRACING GRATITUDE Thanksgiving is the holiday most associated with gratitude, but you can engage in the practice of gratitude all year long! After all, gratitude has been associated with greater happiness, better health and sleep, improved self-esteem, lasting relationships, and more. So why isn’t gratitude a regular habit for so many of us? Sure, sometimes it’s…

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Does your daughter experience big feelings?

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Some of us are born with higher levels of emotional sensitivity than others and experience emotions on a particularly profound level. These individuals are sometimes referred to as “super-sensors” or highly sensitive. There are upsides to being a super-sensor with big feelings, such as the capacity to feel compassion for others very deeply. There can…

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