reframing negative thoughts

Reframing Unhelpful Thoughts: How to Be Kinder to Yourself

Ruminating on negative thoughts is a common practice for adults, but without the proper tools and skills to reframe these thoughts, you could be holding yourself back from happiness and reaching your potential. If you find yourself often dwelling on negative thoughts, you could benefit from some reframing techniques to help reclaim your mind. How …

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Rebuilding Trust With Your Child

If your child has been going through a period of behavioral, emotional, or social struggles, it’s common for these struggles to extend to familial relationships. What were once close, trusting relationships may have turned into broken connections and distrustful attitudes from both sides. Because trust can take years to build but only moments to break, …

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Adventure Therapy Activities

Adventure Therapy utilizes active experiential methodology to engage clients and establish a parallel process between the client’s life experience and the client’s therapeutic experience. It focuses on cognitive and behavioral therapeutic goals and incorporates a focused use of the surrounding environment. Adventure therapy is often utilized in wilderness therapy and provides a plethora of benefits …

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Depression in Teens: How Puberty Can Contribute to Mental Health Challenges

While parenting children at any age has it’s difficult times, parenting teenagers comes with its own set of challenges. Between changing hormones and stress from school and friends, teenage mood swings are not uncommon. It is healthy for teens to experience a full range of emotions, but if your child is struggling with symptoms such …

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Social Anxiety in Kids: How to Help Your Child

Social anxiety disorder involves an intense fear or phobia of social and performance situations. Although most teenagers go through periods of normal anxiety related to the changes that go along with adolescence, those with SAD experience fear that is out of proportion to the situations that they face. For some teenagers, social anxiety becomes chronic, …

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Teen Wilderness Therapy Program: Link Between ADHD & Behavior Issues

ADHD is one of the most common disorders among young people–as a teen wilderness therapy program, we’re very familiar with this issue and the problems that can arise with it. While both boys and girls are diagnosed with ADHD quite often, how it works in young girls is less understood than in boys. A new …

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How Wilderness Therapy Helps Teens Improve Behavior

The teenage years can be challenging for both the teens themselves and their families as a whole. Teenagers are experiencing rapid growth both physically and cognitively. As they begin to explore their independence, many parents experience their teen become distant or defiant. And while this may be seen as “typical” teen behavior, it is important …

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Your Brain Does Better with Sunshine: Outdoor Therapy for Teens

Outdoor Therapy Has Far-Reaching Benefits The modern teen tends to be indoors for the majority of the day.  When a teen does get the proper amount of exercise,  it helps stimulate the production of vitamin D, and with severe issues like depression, substance abuse and ADHD behavior. Outdoor Therapy Helps Depression People are meant to …

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Simple Steps to Improving Parent-Teen Communication

Simple Steps to Improving Parent-Teen Communication It seems like one day everything just changed. Your sweet, talkative child suddenly turned into a rebellious, disrespectful teenager. You no longer have the late night discussions about what new club your daughter likes at school, or even which baseball player is at the top of your son’s list …

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