4 Grounding Skills You Can Do Right Now with Your Teen

Mother Talking With Unhappy Teenage Daughter On Sofa

When depression and anxiety hit it can feel like you’ve been transported to another world or dimension where everything is skewed and you aren’t present with your surroundings. You may feel numb, overwhelmed, checked out, or like you’re just floating through life with little sense of what is going on around you. When we and […]

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Coping with Depression and Anxiety

Everyone feels sad or stressed sometimes.  Having these feelings is a part of life and doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s a problem.  How do we know when things are getting more serious and may need therapeutic intervention? Masking As children grow into teenagers, they become increasingly socially aware and concerned about what others think about […]

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Stress Management and Self Care

Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you. – Katie Reed If your teen has ever said . . . “No one understands me” “I’m ugly” “No one gets me” “I feel everyone judges me” “I’m not good enough” Then he/she is likely experiencing emotional difficulties that might […]

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Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

Our minds and body are connected, every time we have a thought, we set off a cascade of reactions in our nervous system that influence all the molecules in our body. Our cells are constantly observing our thoughts and being changed by them. Understanding the mind body connection allows us to have an affect not […]

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The One Magic Word That Turns Negative Self-Talk Around

Parents instinctively know that calling a child “stupid” can have a negative influence on that child. As it turns out, a child calling him/herself “stupid” can have the same effect. When kids engage in negative self-talk, it may sound like: I’m no good at this. I can’t do it, it’s too hard. I’ll never learn. Because we love our […]

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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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