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The Teen Timeline

As a well-meaning adult, possibly a teacher, therapist or guidance counsellor, the window for you to secure buy in from your teen charges may be a little shorter than with other resistant clients due to many factors specific to working with teens. So how do you reply when they ask: How long is this going […]

Working With Resistant Teens

The saying goes: one can lead a horse to water but one cannot make it drink. But when it comes to teens, resistance might not always be capital R resistance… particularly when you might be another Authority Figure that teens are just wired to challenge and test… In this first of four videos, Fall 2018 […]

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Mental Health Now a Part of Health Education in Schools

Mental Health Now a Part of Health Education in Schools… in New York State. According to this article, as of this July, New York state schools will now include mental health as a part of health education classes. Apart from promoting awareness of common conditions like depression and anxiety, the curriculum will also emphasize helping […]

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Helping Teens Handle Stress

Anxiety is quickly becoming the common cold of mental illnesses that affect teens and young adults. Understandably many parents do all they can to diminish stress in their children’s lives. But as this New York Times article indicates, stress has an important role in the development of teenagers. Learn how to help teens transform their […]

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Remembering Michael Stone

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller – I first met Michael around 2005. I received a call from a young man. He said he would like to talk about the possibility of presenting a workshop about mindfulness for Leading Edge Seminars. At […]

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Meeting the popular demand for meditation training… SAFELY!

As personal meditation apps become more popular and more affordable, more and more people are learning to meditate on their own. After talking to neuroscientists, Bob McDonald recently discovered meditation isn’t a cure all and for some it can be harmful. And it can come down to something as simple as your meditation state and […]