Recharging your body and mind, improving your focus and boosting clarity are all great reasons to meditate – but what if you could improve on what you’re already doing?
Girls are often born into this world surrounded by messages about who they are supposed to be, and who they should become; Be cute. Smile. Be a nice girl. Just give them a hug. Don’t make a fuss. Suck in your belly. Be the ideal body type. Look sexy. Stay pure and innocent. Be good in bed. You can have it all if you do it this way.
"If I had one piece of advice or one message, it would be that experiencing trauma is not a life sentence. There is much you can do and it is possible to create a new legacy for yourself." - Claudia Black, PhD, MSW
Here at the Claudia Black Center, we understand that recovery can take time. we work with our patients and their families to prepare them for ongoing recovery after their treatment at our facilities. It's nice when we get updates on the recovery process. In this case, a patient's mom reached out to let us know how her son was doing. Her update is below. Although we removed names for confidentiality, the testimonial is real.
My son was at your facility two months ago. I just wanted to touch base to let you all know how he is doing. He continues to go to his NA meetings, IOP's, Psychiatry appointments, counseling sessions, work out at the gym and has been working. He is much more involved with his son who will be a year old in January. He has gained 20 lbs and seems to be on the right path. I will continue to support him and encourage him. I just wanted to give you an update. I do appreciate everything that you all did for him. I am forever grateful. We take things a day at a time and pray for strength and guidance from God.
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Dr. Erica Sarr, primary therapist at Gentle Path at The Meadows, facilitated an educational webinar titled Addiction Interaction in Young Adults: Drugs, Sex & Tech for clinical professionals August 24, 2017. Dr. Sarr, who specializes in the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and technology, touched on topics such as porn use in young adults, gaming addictions, drug abuse, and age normative behaviors for young adults during the 45-minute presentation.
October is ADHD Awareness month and for people without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder it can be difficult to grasp what it feels like for those who do. Individuals with ADHD may hear people flippantly say, “Everyone is a little bit ADHD” or dismiss their experience without compassion. However, contrary to popular misconception, ADHD is not a new term nor a medical fad. The medical condition was first mentioned in 1902 by British pediatrician Sir George Still who described “an abnormal defect of moral control in children.” He noticed that some children were unable to control their behavior the way a typical child would but were still intelligent.
By Claudia Black and Leanne Lemire
Leah, 22, enters treatment with a history of substance abuse since the age of 14. She also has a history of disordered eating and is addicted to Adderall. By the time she enters treatment, her use of drugs has ranged from alcohol and cocaine to a variety of speed derivatives, yet it is heroin from which she needs to detox. She has been raped more than once while under the influence and has just made her third suicide attempt.
By: Nancy Greenlee, LPC, The Meadows Therapist
Once a month, the Workshop team is treated to a consultation from Pia Mellody, the creator of the Survivors workshop treatment model. She makes herself available, both to consult on clinical cases, answer and process questions and to inspire us with her wise adages for the spirituality of recovery. Often, I leave our gatherings with notes in hand to share with my workshop groups.
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