The Power of Play

The power of play! It is healing and a universal need for human happiness. At James Mason, we use this powerful tool with our kids to help them find their joy, connect to others and heal their pain. We have marshmallow fights, we dance, we sing, throw water balloons and teach them how to be […]

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How to Strengthen Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

This article by Meghan Owenz was shared from the Gottman Relationship Blog When emotions run high, people do and say things they normally would not. When you’re a young child, this is what you do all the time. Emotional self-regulation, a large component of emotional intelligence, is the ability to manage one’s experience and expression of […]

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Why you shouldn’t give your phone/iPad to your child when they are in distress

We are sharing this article By: Brooke Sellhorn, MA, LMFT Clinical Director of Crosswinds In-Home Family Counseling from crosswinds.org Brooke is a practicing marriage and family therapist, clinical supervisor, and mom of four young children who are learning distress tolerance skills without technology pacifiers every day. A millennial mom posed the question to a baby boomer mom: […]

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Parent Guide to the Mysterious Teenager

The teenage years can be mystifying for parents.  New research offers explanations for some of these mysteries. Once seen as a time for parents to step back, adolescence is increasingly viewed as an opportunity to be tuned in and emotionally connected. Research makes it possible to identify four important phases in the development of intellectual, […]

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Music Was the Bridge that Allowed Him to Be Seen.

After I lost my son, it seems that my thoughts often centered around what I did right and what I would give anything in the world to do different.  I have discovered over the last two years that a great deal of pain lies in the “should have’s” so I avoid them as much as […]

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The Journey of The Heroic Parent

A couple of months ago, James Mason Centers for Recovery hosted an evening with Dr. Brad Reedy, author of “The Journey of The Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle & The Road Home.” Our families enjoyed a catered dinner and shared the evening with other parents in the community. Dr. Reedy brilliantly shared his philosophies, tools […]

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Back to School Thinking Errors

This time of year brings with it some very unique and interesting challenges for many school-aged children. Adolescents especially, are prone to finding themselves navigating through a proverbial mine-field of troubling thoughts and situations that can feel all but impossible to overcome. Once the newness of the outfits has faded and the excitement from seeing […]

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JMCR Offers an Accredited Schooling Program

James Mason Centers for Recovery offers a fully accredited school curriculum for your child to help them get caught up on credits while getting the help they need to be able to go back and take on their life in a new and empowered way. Under most circumstances we can enroll your student and match […]

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Is Social Media Addictive?

Is Social Media Addictive? By Holly Willard, LCSW, RPT Clinical Director at James Mason Centers for Recovery. People are inherently social by nature.  Connection is vital to our survival (emotional and physical). If we are outside the herd, we are more vulnerable to attacks.  Our brains are wired to connect.  In his book Social Intelligence, […]

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