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Deeply Rooted In Happiness

By Elsebeth Green, LCSW, RPT-S The brilliant positive psychologist, Martin Seligman starts out his book Authentic Happiness with the fascinating story of a study of 141 seniors graduating from some high school and the types of smiles they displayed in their senior pictures. Apparently, there are two types of smiles and they actually have names.…

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Deeply Rooted In Mental Wellness – When To Seek Therapy

Five (Not So Obvious) Reasons You Might Need Therapy By Candi Higley There are often misconceptions surrounding therapy and one of the biggest is that therapy can “fix” us. Last I checked, we weren’t machines, we aren’t broken, and we don’t need fixing. But what if there was another way to view therapy, as a…

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Deeply Rooted in Enjoying a More Present Holiday Season

By: Nichol Taylor, AMFT As we jump into the heart of the holiday season, we sometimes forget the simple things that make it truly nostalgic and memorable. There is much to be mindful about and many ways to be present with our families and loved ones. Mindfulness is a term that has been used a…

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Deeply Rooted in Sitting with Your Emotions

Sitting With Emotions

By: Jalynn Johnson, CSW, MSW Picture this; you’ve just had a long day at work, you got a somewhat rude text from your brother telling you that something you’re doing isn’t right, the commute was horrible, and you just arrived home. What’s the first thing you do? Sit down and turn on the T.V.? Start…

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Deeply Rooted in Neurofeedback Training for ADHD

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By: Donny Smith, MSW Intern I have seen through first hand experience as a therapist that Neurofeedback can help children learn how to regulate their brain activity. This will help them concentrate better at school and in turn increase their self-esteem. In most children, concentrating on a specific task helps to speed up their brain…

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Deeply Rooted in Neurofeedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder

By: Donny Smith, CSW Intern, MSW Medications have been proven to treat symptoms, however they do not correct the source of the problem in an individual. Here at The Green House Center for Growth & Learning, we have seen Neurofeedback to have lasting effects on individuals with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) without using medication. Neurofeedback,…

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Deeply Rooted in Understanding Our Minds

By: Jalynn Johnson, CSW Our mind is such a powerful tool! Have you ever noticed that what you think about influences how you feel? Many times we fall victim to believing that we have no control over how we think and feel. We sometimes also think that how we feel defines us, that it actually…

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Utah Association of Play Therapy SpotLight

The Utah Association for Play Therapy is a local branch of the Association of Play Therapy.  As a group, the Utah Association is committed to seeking to advance play therapy as a modality.  The UAPT also promotes training, advocates for children and many other worthy endeavors.  Here at The Green House Center, we are committed…

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Recognizing Depression and Anxiety in Children

by: Collette Dawson-Loveless, LCSW, RPT-S, EMDR Certified, NF Trained   All children experience stress and sadness as a part of normal everyday life. We are wired for learning and growth and healthy children are  typically resilient and adapt quickly. But sometimes we see children get stuck in ways of coping that hurt them or others…

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Deeply Rooted in the Power of Positive Self-Talk

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by:  Jalynn Johnson Porter, CSW, MSW Once upon a time there was a little train engine that was asked to do something difficult.  Other bigger and stronger engines had refused the task, but this little engine decided to give it a try.  He had to haul a huge load over an even bigger mountain that…

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