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Mindfulness Research Indicates Substantial Benefits For Adolescents and Healthcare Providers

The increasing body of research on the use of mindfulness with children and adolescents is extremely compelling. In direct contrast to the growing …

Evaluating the Good & Evil of Cell Phones for Children, Teens & Adults

Louise Stanger is a speaker, educator, licensed clinician, social worker, certified daring way facilitator and interventionist who uses an invitational intervention approach to work with complicated mental health, substance abuse, chronic pain and process addiction clients.<p>The evolution of …

Time Management

Happy New Year from Paradigm Treatment Centers

Happy New Year! From our team at Paradigm, we hope that you had a fulfilling holiday season. We often use goal setting strategies to help make …

Digital Dependence and the Implications of Social Media

There is a growing body of evidence that our reliance on digital devices, social media and screen time is having a disasterous effect on our …

Public Relations

Yoga Breathing May Help Depression and Anxiety, Study Says

This could be key.<p>If you've ever done yoga, you may have walked away from the mat feeling much more calm and at peace. There are a lot of reasons for that, from the physical and mental benefits of exercise to the emotional acceptance preached during a typical flow. But researchers are now saying …

Can't keep your New Year's resolutions? Try being kind to yourself

Many of us will start out the New Year by making a list of resolutions – changes we want to make to be happier such as eating better, volunteering …

Mindfulness

What Yoga Has In Common With Anti-Anxiety Meds

Have you ever had your mind take you to an unfamiliar, scary place? I'm not referring to what happens when you think about the <i>Blair Witch</i> sequel; I'm …

Yoga

Meditate in the a.m.? Here’s why you should do it in a group

The pros of a daily morning meditation are vast (hello serious focus and productivity, goodbye stress). But getting into a Zen place when your warm …

Meditation

Smoking Health Effects: Major Heart Attack Risk Eight Times Higher In Young Adult Smokers

Young adults who smoke are eight times as likely to suffer a major heart attack compared to peers who don’t smoke or gave it up, researchers in the …

10 Uplifting Quotes About Finding Peace, Even In The Wake Of Tragedy | Meditation & Spirituality

Let’s be truthful: There is purposeless misfortune on the planet. We see it constantly. And then it could be practically impossible to really feel …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

The Science Of Gratitude

It seems simplistic, but remembering to say "thank you" can turn your day, your month, or even your year around. It's true (science says so). There's …

Happiness

Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression

Antidepressant medication is considered a primary treatment for major depression, but the drugs fail to fully work for more than half of Americans …

Why Practicing Gratitude Matters, Even When Everything Is Awful

It may give you the strength to face what's bothering you later.<p>For many, it will be a challenging Thanksgiving.<p>Political realities and an environment of hatred and animosity can make a holiday that’s organized around a sense of happiness and gratitude feel obsolete or even inappropriate. …

More Evidence That E-Cigarettes Might Be Harmful to Teens

E-cigarettes—which contain nicotine in a liquid form and are “vaped,” not smoked—have been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. …

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

Meditation

10 Tips For Parenting Adolescents

Recent research has demonstrated that taking time for ourselves can increase our effectiveness as parents. Often, when our kids are struggling or …

Parenting

The ABC’s of An Effective Treatment Program

Effective Adolescent Residential Treatment Can Treat Anxiety, Depression and Trauma AND Support and Prepare Family Systems For A Successful …

Teens

Support When Your Child Is Struggling With Anxiety, Depression or Trauma

Parents will do just about anything when their child is in serious need. With dramatic increases in the diagnosis of adolescent anxiety and …

Using Athletics To Promote and Support Mental and Emotional Health

If you were old enough to watch television in 1995, you may remember Nike’s commercial “If you let me play sports…”. The groundbreaking advertisement …

Six Easy Things You Can Do Today That Instantly Made Parents Happier And More Effective

<b>Lose the judgments</b>. We live in an incredibly judgmental society. Tabloids, politics, water cooler talk….it is all wrought with judgment and it is …

Why Our Brains Get Turned On By Compassion

The more we do something, the better we get at it. Our brains don't really know the difference between playing more guitar and getting to be a better …

An Effective Model for Contingency Management

One of the most challenging aspects of being a parent is figuring out how to set and enforce effective rules. This is a challenging task because …