A Mindful Map of Healing
02May

A Mindful Map of HealingA Mindful Map of HealingA Mindful Map of Healing

By Mike Giresi

Clinical Focus Weeks are a central part of our therapeutic curriculum. The format is simple: each week we tackle a new concept or emotion, and approach it from multiple angles in experiential and psycho-educational therapy sessions. We use things...

Clinical Focus Weeks are a central part of our therapeutic curriculum. The format is simple: each week we tackle a new concept or emotion, and approach it from multiple angles in experiential and psycho-educational therapy sessions. We use things like paint, blocks, and magazines,...

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Creativity and the Natural Outdoors
04February

Creativity and the Natural OutdoorsCreativity and the Natural OutdoorsCreativity and the Natural Outdoors

By Family First Adolescent Services

How Exactly Can the Natural Outdoors Affect your Creative Process? Creative people are often thought of as people who stay inside for long stretches of time, sitting in the dark staring at a computer screen or working in a dim workshop for...

How Exactly Can the Natural Outdoors Affect your Creative Process? Creative people are often thought of as people who stay inside for long stretches of time, sitting in the dark staring at a computer screen or working in a dim workshop for hours at a time. While much of the...

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Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest And Less Well-Adjusted As Adults
17December

Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest And...Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More...Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest And...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Telling Too Many White Lies to Your Children May Have More Far-reaching Consequences Telling white lies to children can be somewhat par for the course when you’re a parent: “I’ve got Santa on the phone and he says he’s not...

Telling Too Many White Lies to Your Children May Have More Far-reaching Consequences Telling white lies to children can be somewhat par for the course when you’re a parent: “I’ve got Santa on the phone and he says he’s not coming unless you go to bed now,”...

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Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions
16December

Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise DecisionsWhy Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making...Why Fear Of Rejection Prevents Us From Making Wise Decisions

By Family First Adolescent Services

When you have a disagreement with your spouse, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way of...

When you have a disagreement with your spouse, how do you respond? Do you consider that you might be at fault and try to consider the other’s viewpoint? Or do you dig in your heels and demand that other people come around to your way of thinking? In other words, do you make wise,...

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Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The Better Side Of Humanity
12December

Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The...Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That...Good At Heart? 10 Psychology Findings That Reveal The...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Looking at Research that Demonstrates Just How Kind and Compassionate We Can Be Last year we published a list of ten psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature. Research has shown us to be dogmatic and over-confident, we wrote,...

Looking at Research that Demonstrates Just How Kind and Compassionate We Can Be Last year we published a list of ten psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature. Research has shown us to be dogmatic and over-confident, we wrote, with a tendency to look down on...

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5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your Family and Friends Through the Holidays
03December

5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your Family and...5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your...5 Ways To Practice Compassion Among Your Family and...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Why Not Look to Help Your Friends and Family this Holiday Season? The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate the season of gratitude and while the season is often marked by abundance, it can also be a time of great need. It...

Why Not Look to Help Your Friends and Family this Holiday Season? The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate the season of gratitude and while the season is often marked by abundance, it can also be a time of great need. It can be easy to assume that everyone is...

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Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids, Including Giving Them Lower Grades
25November

Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids, Including...Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids,...Teachers Show Biases Against Overweight Kids, Including...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Adolescence is a “Pivotal Time” for the Development of Positive or Negative Body Image Body image can be a tricky enough thing to navigate in adulthood: for young people, it can be even more difficult. Research suggests that...

Adolescence is a “Pivotal Time” for the Development of Positive or Negative Body Image Body image can be a tricky enough thing to navigate in adulthood: for young people, it can be even more difficult. Research suggests that adolescence is a “pivotal time” for...

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Why We Continue to Believe False Info Even After We Learned Its Not True
19November

Why We Continue to Believe False Info Even After We...Why We Continue to Believe False Info Even...Why We Continue to Believe False Info Even After We...

By Family First Adolescent Services

Believing what is wrong is a strange occurrence we all deal with Is your mental library a haven of accurate and well-informed facts, or are there mistruths hiding on the shelves? It’s natural to assume that we update our beliefs in line...

Believing what is wrong is a strange occurrence we all deal with Is your mental library a haven of accurate and well-informed facts, or are there mistruths hiding on the shelves? It’s natural to assume that we update our beliefs in line with the most recent and well-established...

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