resilience

Building Resilience: Coping with Trauma, Adversity, and More

Over the years, we’ve worked with thousands of people coping with varying degrees of stress, trauma, and adversity. With this, comes an organic study of how people come to handle life’s challenges and how they come upon resilience. Some erroneously believe that being resilient means that you don’t struggle  or have difficult emotions or experiences,Continue reading Building Resilience: Coping with Trauma, Adversity, and More

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Levels of Care: Choosing the Right Eating Disorder Treatment

Levels of Care in Eating Disorder Treatment If you’re struggling with an eating disorder and have started to research treatment, chances are you’ve come across different types of therapies in different formats and locations. You might have noticed that a number of professionals are involved in eating disorder treatment (e.g., psychotherapist, registered dietitian, medical doctor,Continue reading Levels of Care: Choosing the Right Eating Disorder Treatment

youth sports

The Psychology of Youth Sports: What We Continue To Get Wrong

Participating in sports offers our kids so many benefits: physical activity, teamwork, working toward goals, socialization, fun, and more. Unfortunately, there are some aspects of youth sports that are harmful and detract from the multiple benefits. Here are five observations (as an ex-athlete, a graduate of a master’s program in sport psychology/clinical psychologist, and aContinue reading The Psychology of Youth Sports: What We Continue To Get Wrong

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Social Media Likes – How Posting Online Hooks Us Through Variable Reinforcement

You know the feeling. You’ve posted a picture, a video, or some thoughts on social media, and now it’s out there, awaiting feedback and commentary from others. You’re vulnerably waiting for likes. You might start to get a little anxious as the clock ticks on without a response. And then, there it is, your firstContinue reading Social Media Likes – How Posting Online Hooks Us Through Variable Reinforcement

moderation

Drinking in Moderation: A Harm-Reduction Approach

What Is Moderation? Do you have some concerns about your drinking but aren’t willing to give up alcohol completely? Have you thought about moderating your drinking? What does this mean exactly? It might be easier to start by defining heavy drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines heavy drinking as: ForContinue reading Drinking in Moderation: A Harm-Reduction Approach