This Summer, Explore the Upside of Down Time
Traditionally, summer was a time for kids and their parents to relax and enjoy some unstructured days – a chance to decompress, have fun and play. But thanks to the ubiquity of personal technology, as well as the increasing number of scheduled summer activities, the summer can feel an awful lot like the hectic, plugged-in school year for some families.
Mental Health Wellness Week
It’s Mental Health Wellness Week and unlike other awareness days and weeks the focus is on staying well, not the condition itself. Two of the goals are promoting the benefit of mental wellness for both the mind and body and educating people on how to incorporate mental wellness techniques into their daily lives, whether you have a mental illness or not. The best way to stay well is to have good coping skills and build resiliency to deal with life when it throws us curveballs.
Feeling Overwhelmed? Mindfulness Techniques Can Help
Breathing, a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skill, is Helpful in Everyday Life Right now, as you are reading this . . . . stop. Don’t race through to get to the end. Instead, pause, and practice these easy steps from our Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program: