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Mind in a Jar*

Annabella Hagen, LCSW, RPT-S Parents are not the only ones who feel extra stress around the holiday season.  Even though children are excited, their parents’ comings and goings from Christmas…

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The “Good-At” Game

a featured technique by Paris Goodyear-Brown We are looking forward to having Paris Goodyear-Brown come to Salt Lake City and present at our Bi-Annual Conference in September.  We recently went…

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The Power of Play

By Clair Mellenthin Play is a fun, enjoyable activity that is the natural way in which children learn about and explore the world around them. It elevates our spirits and…

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Board Games and Family Therapy

By Mercedes Stanley One of my favorite ways to help engage families in therapy is to use board games. I use “Sorry!” For older kids [8 and up] and I…

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Intervention: “The Worry Worms”

Review by Sharlene Christensen, CMHC, RPT I am pleased to have the opportunity to write for the newsletter today. I wanted to share a fun intervention called “The Worry Worms”.…

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Jin Shin Jyutsu Technique

This technique was shared by the presenters at the EMDR and Play Therapy Workshop: Thumb:  Anxiety – If you feel anxious, hold your thumb with your other hand and breathe…

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7 Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

When children are afraid about the unknown (new school, new grade, new house, etc), how do you handle it?  Do you reassure them and say, “it’ll be okay, don’t worry…

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