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The Power of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Posted by Erin Reed on October 4, 2018 in mind and body, mindful, Mindfulness category

Notice your body. Lengthen your spine by sitting tall and straight. Feel your feet planted on the floor. Focus on your belly and imagine a balloon in that space. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nostrils, imagining the balloon inflating, getting bigger, larger. Hold. Then slowly exhale through your mouth, imagining the balloon deflating. Practice this a few more times. Notice how you are feeling in the present moment. 

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Skillet the Therapy Dog

Posted by Kimberly Hodges on July 16, 2018 in animal-assisted therapy, therapy category

*Student identifying info has been changed to maintain confidentiality.

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Boundaries and Identity in Trauma Healing

Posted on March 20, 2018 in trauma, trauma healing, trauma intervention category

Boundaries. That’s a hard word for many people to hear, understand, and integrate. This is especially so when one is healing from trauma and attempting to reclaim, rediscover, and redevelop an empowered sense of identity.

This blog will take a look at what boundaries mean in healing during the victim phase of post traumatic healing.

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Assessing for Trauma

Posted by Kelly Warner on February 1, 2018 in trauma, trauma history category

Not every referral comes with a clear or accurate referral reason.

I’ve worked specifically with teens for many years. As I began crafting my assessment I quickly learned that in many cases, if I don’t ask, they don’t tell. The teens I see are often referred for problem behavior or depression, but I find, through a comprehensive assessment, there is so much more.

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