Travels in Utah Day Two & Three

We began our second day at Ascend Recovery with Guy Hardcastle in American Fork. Guy explained to us that Ascend was for adults who realized they needed help with their substance use issues or a process issue and were ready to do the clinical work necessary to begin a life of recovery. Ascend is truly competent with clients who have … Read More

The Gift of Boarding School…Sisters for Life!

  This weekend, I met a young girl who was leaving for boarding school, Asheville School, the next day. She had all of her “stuff” piled up in her room but was leaving home early the next morning so she could set up her side of the room before her roommate arrived. Boy could I relate to that idea after spending … Read More

Therapy in the Woods

At The Price Group, we have relationships and experiences with many different wilderness models and therapeutic approaches. Therapists who tell you “wilderness therapy is for “oppositional defiant” children and that it seeks to “break down” a person have no clear knowledge or experience with the outstanding work being done in wilderness. Wilderness settings are by licensed professionals in early childhood trauma, anxiety, … Read More

Affluenza

The word today is affluenza . the unhealthy and unwelcome psychological and social effects of affluence regarded especially as a widespread societal problem: such asa :  feelings of guilt, lack of motivation, and social isolation experienced by wealthy people <Even so, psychologists are slowly recognizing that great riches are sometimes accompanied by a wealth of crippling emotional and psychological fears. … Read More

H.A.L.T.

Hungry Angry Lonely Tired   As we enter this busy holiday time of year, I am reminded of the acronym from recovery circles, called HALT. I think we are more vulnerable at certain times of year and certainly this is true during Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. We miss our loved ones no longer with us, we rush around doing “retail … Read More

What is Enmeshment?

This week I asked a grandfather to look up the term enmeshment, referring to the relationship between his son and grandson. Interestingly, he was able to see that he was also enmeshed and that this characteristic of unhealthy boundaries and an inability to separate emotions between him and his son had caused family issues for many years. This blog below, … Read More

‘Tiger Mom’ Defends New Book on TODAY

This article and new book bring up some controversial but compelling things to think about!  What makes a student “highly motivated”??  What makes another student less motivated? We tend to work with students who struggle with low motivation, substance abuse, learning differences, and ADHD, which impacts impulse control negatively. In the book the Triple Threat, Amy Chua, known for her Tiger Mom … Read More

The Value of Our Lives

What gives meaning to life?  What is it we all need?  In the first half of our lives, our job is to find ourselves!  In other words, what is it that we can do or be that will be in service to others?  As we learn skills and try out new jobs, we learn what we are “good” at and … Read More

Yoga Could Help Kids with ADHD

Yoga seems to help with concentration, flexibility, and even emotional regulation!!  Maybe the Eastern world understands more than the Western world about the mind-body connection!! See below.  Kids Yoga May Help Relieve ADHD By: Elaine Gavalas September ushers in autumn, back-to-school, and National Yoga Month. Designated by the Department of Health & Human Services, National Yoga Month features yoga’s numerous … Read More