The following webinar entitled “Relationships Across Cultures: The Challenges and Benefits” was originally aired on January 17, 2018. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates of upcoming community presentations by clicking HERE. Watch previous webinars on the BPS YouTube Channel!
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This webinar was originally broadcast on November 9, 2016. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates of upcoming community presentations by clicking HERE. Watch previous webinars on the BPS YouTube Channel!
The following webinar entitled “Taming an Angry Heart” was originally broadcast on 3/30/16. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates of upcoming community presentations by clicking HERE. Watch previous webinars on the BPS YouTube Channel!
The following webinar entitled “How to Avoid Power Struggles With Your Child” was originally broadcast on 1/27/16. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates of upcoming community presentations by clicking HERE. Watch previous webinars on the BPS YouTube Channel!
By: Dr. Jan Hittelman While most students strive for academic success, many struggle to consistently perform at a level commensurate with their potential. Each year, so many students start out strong, but as the school year progresses they hit a slump and may even struggle to pass their classes at the end of the school […]
By: Dr. Jan Hittelman Our priorities in life not only drive our day-to-day activities but also directly influence our life goals, thoughts, feelings, and interactions with others. For better or worse, our culture steers us towards achievement, prosperity, and material wealth. Who doesn’t want to live in a big house full of cool stuff? But […]
By: Dr. Jan Hittelman As parents, we all share in our child’s roller coaster ride of transitioning up the educational ladder from preschool right up to college. How we transition from one rung to another can be the difference between success and failure. This month’s newsletter focuses on transitions, with great advice inside for helping […]
By: Dr. Jan Hittelman Whether we realize it or not, we are all prejudiced. That’s because our brains are wired to categorize and think in stereotypes based upon our experiences and perceptions. If we have limited experience interacting with individuals who are different than us in some way, we have to base our expectations on […]
By: Dr. Jan Hittelman There’s a big difference between skills and abilities. While we are born with certain natural abilities, skills are learned and require practice to develop. It is important to remember that our children are not born with good social skills, but learn these skills through modeling and practice. There are numerous research […]
By: Dr. Jan Hittelman In 2007, the Foundation for Integrated Research in Mental Health reported that three out of five visits to doctors’ offices result from stress. Chronic stress makes us more susceptible to disease. Research has shown a link between stress and a wide variety of serious health problems including: hypertension, strokes, heart disease, […]
This webinar entitled: “The Power of Equine Therapy” was originally aired on November 18, 2015. Watch previous webinars and other video content on the BPS YouTube Channel!
The webinar entitled “Life Launch: Equipping Your Teen For Success” was originally aired live on October 28, 2015. Watch previous webinars on the BPS YouTube Channel!
The following webinar entitled “Environments That Promote Health & Well-Being” was originally aired on September 23, 2015:
We all get anxious and for some it can be paralyzing. Join us to learn effective ways to minimize anxiety symptoms. Presenters: Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC & Dr. Sunda Friedman TeBockhorst, LPC
This webinar entitled: “The Secrets to Effective Family Communication”, was originally aired on December 17, 2014. Click below to watch! Want to view other useful videos on mental wellness issues? Visit our YouTube channel by clicking HERE.
Written by: Miki Fire, PsyD For many people, the process of grief is one of the most challenging and painful experiences in our lives. Whether it is grief following the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, the loss of a job or a home, the death of a pet, or even […]
By Sunda Friedman Tebockhorst, PhD, LPC “The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.” This quote from writer Andrew Solomon contains some important wisdom about the nature of the beast we call depression. It is normal to experience sadness, to have days of feeling grumpy or down. We all have days like this, sometimes […]
By Jenny Key, LCSW My earliest memories center on our lively, red-haired family member, Donovan. He was the star of our summer outings, ate too much birthday cake, and made holidays chaotic. He was my constant companion and first adventure buddy. I recall vividly, despite my young age of four, when I realized that Donavan […]
8 Common Anxiety Symptoms and a Few Ways to Begin to Cool Off By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC When you have anxiety, it’s easy to feel like others don’t understand what you’re going through. Anxiety itself can make you feel as though you’re suffering from symptoms, worries and concerns that are not only pronounced – they […]
By Debbie Mayer, LCSW Mindfulness parenting is all the rage these days, and there’s good reason for it. The general idea behind mindfulness is the ability to practice being present and aware without judgment. Now, combining this approach with parenting is not necessarily what you might instinctually think to do. ‘You mean, you want me […]
Book Review: The Whole Brain Child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your Child’s developing Mind (2011) Authors: Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Bryson, PhD By Mia Bertram, LPC The Whole Brain Child, is a must read for every parent and caregiver. This valuable resource offers easy ways to help nurture the parent child relationship while […]
By Rachael Bonaiuto, LPC “Spirit lives in you; it lives within your body, in every cell. You can touch the great Spirit by touching into your aliveness.” – Brooke Medicine Eagle How do we touch into our aliveness? I ask myself this question often… My best guess is embodiment… to be in our bodies, to […]
When I first introduce the idea of using a type of behavior modification, parents often dismiss it by saying, “We’ve already tried that and it doesn’t work; what else have you got?” This is because there are several common pitfalls that will effectively sabotage a behavior modification approach with children. These pitfalls include: using an […]
By Miki Fire, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist As a relatively new parent, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the experience of this new role. Like many of you, my experience in parenting has come with some unbelievable moments of joy; the feeling of holding your baby for the first time, of seeing your baby […]
by: Ryan Dawson, MA, LPC If you are like many parents, you have at times experienced difficulty motivating your teen for school, chores, family outings, following simple instructions, being nice to their siblings, doing homework, limiting screen time, etc. It’s a fundamental parental question that baffles parents around the world: how to motivate teenagers who […]