Resources to Make the Most of Your Time at Home

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Yoga and Mindfulness Videos by Torrey Certified Yoga Instructor, Founder + Owner of PLAAY, Pediatric Learning-Based Adaptive & Accessible Yoga (and our wonderful Office Manager!) Commonsense Media Common Sense Media’s Top Virtual Learning Tools for Every Grade Common Sense Media’s Recommends Apps, Movies, TV, Websites and More for all Ages Common Sense Media:Quick Tips to…

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Yoga and Mindfulness Videos by Torrey

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Torrey is a fantastic yoga instructor who works with kids and adults of all abilities.  She has been offering our team short online mindfulness and yoga sessions since the coronavirus at-home phase began.   She’s generously created these videos to share with our extended community.  Enjoy!

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Anxiety-Proofing Your Family’s Environment

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By Sushi Frausto, M.A.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) Truth be told, we probably can’t get rid of anxiety and stress completely.  Nor would we want to.  These feelings help keep us safe, motivate us to respond, and inspire us to prepare for what is to come.  But sometimes these feelings get so overwhelming they stop us…

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Creating an Anxiety-Resilient Family

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By Sushi Frausto, M.A.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) It’s no wonder many kids struggle with anxiety. We live in a fast-paced world with plenty of things to worry about during regular times, and the coronavirus crisis has intensified possible feelings of distress. Even as adults it can feel overwhelming.  When I work with families,…

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How Does Online Therapy Work?

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What is online therapy?   It’s the use of electronic transmission to provide interactive real-time mental health services remotely. We’re using video and audio to closely simulate in-person dynamics.   We use telehealth’s Secure Video, software with encryption via a HIPAA-compliant platform (Zoom) to maximize your confidentiality.  It offers video options for both individuals and groups.   What kinds…

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6 Tips to Promote Resiliency During the COVID-19 Epidemic

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An infectious disease outbreak like the coronavirus is a challenge for all of us. Stress, anxiety, and depression are just a few of the psychological ramifications. It is also a reminder of how interconnected we all our as humans – and how we can foster resilience in ourselves, our families and communities. Bringing the challenge…

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Diversity: What Steps Can You Take to Do Your Own Work?

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Diversity: What Steps Can You Take to Do Your Own Work? Six Steps you can take: Recognize your own discomfort: Parents often avoid uncomfortable topics – racism, white privilege, underage drinking, sexual behavior. Give yourself permission to have these conversations – even if they’re uncomfortable. Work on getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Role play conversations. Practice techniques to breathe…

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