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    Individual Centered Treatment vs Program Focused Treatment

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    When people enter treatment, many are in self-destructive mindsets and operating out of fear, with no direction in their lives. The majority of treatment programs provide a container and set expectations that help assure a student’s “success” while living within that container. Although the program structure can help assure compliance, it comes at tremendous cost.…

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    Can Nature Help Young Adults Overcome Addiction?

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    Between medication, detox, and 12-step groups, there’s a variety of treatment options available to help young adults struggling with addiction. The question is: are they bandaids to cover up problem behaviors or do they provide long-term solutions to underlying core issues? Although researchers have found many evidence-based therapies to aid people in recovery from addiction,…

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    Applying Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to Addiction Treatment

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    By the time individuals enter young adulthood, their belief systems have been shaped by early experiences, although their brains are still maturing. Many young adults have adopted negative belief systems that undermine their self-esteem and self-efficacy and often do not realize how these underlying beliefs about their worth affect their daily lives. Cognitive therapy is…

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    The Six Quick Healing Effects of Meditation

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    You may often hear “meditation is good for you” but never really know in what ways. The healing effects of meditation are outstanding. According to Healthline, meditation is best defined as “a habitual process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts”. The healing power of meditation is a great reason why one…

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    Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Adults

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    Yoga and Mindfulness for Young Adults Practicing yoga and mindfulness is important for young adults to maintain a healthy state of mind. Three key benefits for practicing mindfulness include the following: Mindfulness improves well-being. Increasing mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life. Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in…

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    It’s Hard to Feel SAD in Sedona!

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    It’s Hard to Feel SAD in Sedona! Some of us, especially young people, find that they experience an intensification of depressive symptoms during the fall or winter.  This seasonal occurrence is stronger for those living in northern regions, such as New England, and less so for those living in balmier climes, such as Florida. Seasonal…

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    Getting Better by Giving Back

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    Getting Better by Giving Back “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill Years later, we are discovering that Churchill was right, and giving to others creates more health and happiness than acquiring wealth or possessions. It is not only good for society…

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