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Family estrangement, simply put, is a loss or a termination of a relationship that previously existed between family members. An estrangement can occur between two people or multiple family members. An estrangement can occur between a parent and a child, sibling to sibling, a child to a parent or grandparent, or any combination you can imagine. Family estrangements can occur at any age. Estrangements in young adults are most common, however, as this is when a person is more financially stable and no longer dependent on their parents for the necessities. Family estrangements do not discriminate. There is no single population that is predisposed to estrangements. Family estrangements can affect any culture, socioeconomic group, profession, religion, or gender.
Best Wishes to You this Summer!
BWG to be offering hybrid therapy!
As the nation opens back up, The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you! By mid July, BWG will resume offering BOTH in person and virtual platforms of therapy. Click here for more information.
Do you ever feel obligated to say “yes” to other even when you don’t want to or can’t accommodate their request? Do you tend to put others needs before your own? Do you find yourself saying “yes” to people only to regret it moments later? Are you exhausted and noticing being down on yourself?
If so, here are 5 ways to start cultivating the healthy habit of saying “NO”:
The Behavioral Wellness Group will be returning to the physical office to begin seeing clients in person. This is for those clinicians and clients who prefer in-person sessions. A genuine thank you to all of you who tolerated our necessary move to virtual sessions during the pandemic. Below is a summary generally outlining what to expect upon our return. We will continue to see those who prefer to be seen virtually through our platform using Zoom. Of course, this is contingent upon insurance allowances for teletherapy/virtual sessions.
Exercise is something we all should do but may have a hard time starting, finding the time in our busy schedules, or sticking with a routine. Hopefully, these bene-fits motivate you to start a happier and healthier new YOU!
Being active has been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. It may even help you live longer.
As more and more people are getting vaccinated against COVID, you may be experiencing anxiety as you begin to imagine returning to your social life that existed prior to the pandemic. It may seem challenging to return to life and feel safe and secure in doing so. One way to make sound daily decisions is to utilize a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy technique called wise mind which incorporates emotional and reasonable minded parts of your brain to make a wise mind decision. Below are descriptions of reasonable mind, emotional mind and wise mind.
AREAS OF STRENGTH:
- Compliance on documentation up from 93% to 98%
- Releases were in ALL charts for IOP participants, allowing coordination of care with other providers and family
- Discharge treatment planning goal exceeded expectations at 86%
- Improvement on most client satisfaction surveys
- Increase of 25.15% in Billable Hours from 2019 to 2020
- Positive reviews on 6 returned stakeholder surveys in 2020
- Noticeably Improved Depression and Anxiety scores on empirically based measures
Full Article Index
- “I WAS TRYING TO ACT NORMAL…”
- Adjusting to Life During Coronavirus
- All or Nothing Thinking and Various Other Popular Cognitive Distortions
- Anger Iceberg - Erin Pawlak
- Annual IOP Statistics Summary
- Appropriate Levels of Care in Mental Health
- Are Politics Affecting You Emotionally?
- Are You a Parent or a Friend to Your Child?
- Benefits of Exercise at no Cost
- Bipolar Disorder (Supporting Your Loved Ones)
- BWG Fall Newsletter
- Can Family Members Help Someone Get Off Drugs?
- CARF Accreditation 2018
- CARF Accreditation Fall 2015
- Choosing a University or College
- Chronic Pain
- Combating Zoom Fatigue
- Confidence and Self-Esteem
- COVID update for the reopening of the office
- Creating Positive Self Talk to Increase Healthy Habits
- Days After Crisis or Civil Unrest
- Deep Breathing Through Tough Times (For Kids)
- Did PTSD Exist Before Viet Nam?
- Doing Your Part to Decrease the Mental Health Stigma
- Effective Communication
- Emotion Regulation Skills
- Fall 2020
- Fall is Upon Us…. And so is CampusTherapy.com!
- For Parents: How To Deal With The Financial Stressors of Kids and College
- Grief and Loss: Just what is “Normal” Anyway?
- Happy Spring!
- How Do I Know if I Have a Substance Abuse Problem?
- How Does Stress Affect My Physical Health
- How to "Reset" Ourselves
- How to Deal with Work Related Stress
- How to Survive the COVID Fatigue Holiday Season
- How to talk to your kids about drugs
- Hurry Up, Let's Slow Down
- Improving Sleep - Especially During COVID-19
- Is it acceptable to take a mental health day from work/school?
- Let’s Talk About Love
- Managing Relationships Through the Holidays
- Managing Stress
- Mental Health Patients and the Emergency Room
- Mindfulness For Stress Reduction
- Myths about Suicide
- New Year 2020
- New Year 2021
- New Year's Resolution: Evaluation Time
- Oh My God, I’m losing control!
- Options for College Related Stress
- Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy
- Parents, Teens and Mental Health
- Poklar's Ponderings, Parents Hang in There
- Protecting Our Children
- RECENT AUDIT COMPLETED BY AETNA INSURANCE
- Reprogramming Your Brain
- Returning to Life During the COVID Vaccine
- Self-Compassion: The Science of Kindness
- Social Media Detox
- Special Notice regarding COVID-19
- Spring 2020
- Spring 2021
- Summer 2020
- Summer 2021
- Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Teens Who Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts
- Teens, Entitlement and Instant Gratification
- Ten DBT Techniques for Anxiety
- Ten Years of Health and Wellness
- The Benefits of Group Therapy
- The Bloodline Divorce: What is it? Why Does it Happen? - How to Cope
- The Heroin Epidemic
- The Importance of saying “NO"
- The New Trend: Teens, Vaping and Juuls
- The Power of Positivity
- Therapeutic Benefits of Dogs
- Thirteen Things to Consider and Ways to Open Communication
- Thriving During Divorce
- Tips for Parents who have Pre-Teens and Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety
- Tips On Preventing The Cold Weather Blues
- Understanding Grief
- Validating Kids as They Deal with Anxiety
- Ways to Learn New Life Skills
- What Really Matters?
- What To Do In Case COVID Never Ends by Michael Pollak
- What to Look for if Someone You Care About May Have a Problem with Alcohol
- What's Your Boundary
- When Seasonal Changes Affect Your Moods
- When Someone You Love Struggles with Depression and Anxiety
- When To Be Concerned About College Related Stress
- Who you voted for does not have to define you