Our Principal Psychologist Deni spent all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday completing the online training to be a certified facilitator of the PEERS for Adolescents Program :D One of the things Deni loved about the program and training, provided directly by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson of the UCLA PEERS Clinic, was the celebration of neurodiversity and Autistic identity and strengths, whilst providing education in social communication and cognition skills for initiating and mainta
How do we stay gracious and empathetic when our child is yelling and kicking off? In the face of anger, it can be helpful to remember that there is usually more to it than meets the eye.
Just like the tip of an iceberg, anger is often only the visible face of more vulnerable feelings. Feeling hurt, disappointed, lonely, or scared can be very confronting to the person experiencing these emotions. Anger – while often destructive and unhelpful – feels like a much more powerful
Evidence has suggested that finding the time to show gratitude for what you have in life can improve the mental health of people struggling with mental illness and the general population as a whole. Regardless of whether or not you share your gratitude with the people around you, continued practice of gratitude has been demonstrated to change the way your mind works so that it is easier for you to be more sensitive to feelings of gratitude, and so that your mental health can