Cultivate…SAFETY around Difference

Harville and Helen are co-creators of the Imago Therapy for relationships. Harville has been featured on Oprah many times since the 1980s. They say that the number one thing that makes relationships difficult is difference and the way we react to and feel threatened by difference. This, of course, isn’t just true for romantic couples,…

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Cultivate…KNOWLEDGE of the Four Core Priorities of Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

Whether your child was already dealing with the effects of trauma long before the pandemic, your child is experiencing trauma related to sheltering at home, of you’re just concerned about what may come up this school year, it is helpful to understand the key principles of providing a trauma-informed environment: Predictability, Flexibility, Connection, and Empowerment.…

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Cultivate… KNOWLEDGE on Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 and Mental Health

COVID-19 has and continues to affect us on a daily basis and in various ways, including our mental health. Most of our children may not have experienced the serious physical effects of the disease itself, however, their emotional and behavioral development has been greatly impacted since the beginning of the pandemic. So what are the…

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Cultivate… COMMUNICATION with Motivational Interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered, communication technique that is commonly used by counselors to help motivate clients change behaviors and to help them explore and resolve conflicts. Motivation interviewing is backed by research, showing its effectiveness to increase motivation in individuals who may have been unwilling to change in the first place. Motivational interviewing is…

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Cultivate… SAFETY by Creating a Safety Plan for PTSD Symptoms

If you, your child, or another loved one has PTSD, then you probably already know that symptoms of PTSD can be unpredictable in which that they can happen at any moment. Some PTSD symptoms to look out for are avoidance, negative thoughts, and emotional distress. And because it is PTSD Awareness Month and National Safety…

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