5 Things Every Preteen Needs to Succeed

[caption id="attachment_966" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Physical play with your preteen helps keep your attachment bond strong. (And release some frustration!!)[/caption] 5 Things Every Teen Needs to Succeed 1. Every preteen needs recognition.  Feeling ignored and invisible is a huge black hole for the preteen. Their wanting to excel in something, wanting to stand out, wanting you to take notice is a desire...[ read more ]

A Counselor at a Marriage Conference- Lesson 10

Myth: The tough times make us strong because we figure out how strong we are during them Truth: Tough times cause serious damage to our psyche and are not what God had in mind when he created us. Tough times are because of sin. Abuse, miscommunication, death and hurt are all results of brokenness in the world. A lot of...[ read more ]

Deep Breathing and Water Colors

This is a relaxation technique that engages activity, visual elements and auditory elements. Once you have taught and practiced deep breathing and muscle relaxation, this is fun next step to visualize the breaths. It can be used to teach a client further relaxation skills to use in their home or school environment, or it can be used in session as...[ read more ]

Experience: Let Go of Shame

This intervention is very helpful with adults and teenagers. Hand out a sheet of blank paper. Have the client fold the paper in half. Have the client, in 5 or 6 sentences, describe the event and how they feel about it. On the other half of the paper, write what they can take from the event, what they would do...[ read more ]

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