Children/Adolescents

Child and adolescent problems must be addressed with the child individually and within the context of the family for effective change and healing to occur. The ongoing influence of the family is crucial to the healthy growth and development of every young person. To thrive children require healthy family interactions.

Children and adolescents need adult assistance in learning to cope with difficult feelings and develop age appropriate problem-solving skills. Parents need to understand how to teach these skills. If children don’t learn how to manage difficult emotion they can develop excessive use of avoidance behaviors to sooth themselves. These include social media, obsession with the lives of others, drinking, drug use and early sexual activity.

Helping young people develop a strong sense of self, appropriate assertiveness and emotional problem-solving skills results in successful adults.


NEW FOR FALL 2015

Building Self-Awareness and Emotional Problem-Solving with Children of all Ages

This engaging one hour workshop is available for parents, school personnel and groups interested in enhancing the well-being of children and adolescents.

Understanding how the brain processes underlying beliefs, feelings and rational thought enhances your ability to effect lasting behavioral change with children. Learn to enhance personal awareness, stimulate emotional problem solving and strengthen a foundation for personal growth by intervening on “Why?” instead of “What?” or “How?”

Exploring “Why?” creates an opportunity for children to:

  • increase self-awareness and personal power
  • develop a compassionate, realistic view of self
  • establish an appropriate balance between self and others
  • resolve uncomfortable feelings and regulate behavior
  • facilitate emotional problem-solving

With information from the limbic brain, learn to create dual purpose interactions that target short-term problem solving and build a sturdy foundation for lifelong growth.