What we think will have a direct impact on how we feel. Students will participate in practical activities to gain healthy coping skills.
Addiction is not just for alcohol and drugs. Research is showing that many youth of today are addicted to screens. Students will learn the science behind it, and develop strategies to avoid it.
Ignoring the problem or checking out by scrolling our feeds is not managing stress. It is just covering it up. Students will gain a better understanding of the risks factors and protective factors associated with managing stress.
People are struggling with negative or intrusive thoughts. In fact, 90% of people deal with them. Your child will become aware of toxic thoughts, see where they step from, and learn to replace them to heal the brain.
You can change your brain by changing your words. Students will learn the science of the mind-brain connection. They will also be equipped through activities to have a healthy thought life.
You may think, “There is no way I can make a change from eating junk food after a stressful day. It’s just what I do.” Unfortunately, you could be putting yourself at risk for poor mental and emotional health. Just like having a healthy body takes some planning and effort with healthy food and exercise, you will have to put some effort into protecting your mental health and avoiding risks. We will first review some of the common wrong keys and break down the risks they present.
Now, let’s review some of the right keys and break down the protective factors they present.
It will take intentional practice to manage stress in healthy ways. Practicing use of several keys won’t leave you feeling stuck if one of those habits or paths isn't an option.
Every time you choose one of the healthy keys to manage stress instead of covering it up, it will be like the methodical process of creating that pathway or groove in your brain. Your next activity is a fun way to model creating that pathway.
Parenting is not for sissies! Families find that our student courses help them navigate the tough topics teens face, like substances, sex and suicide.