Category: Therapeutic Proccess

How Does Art Promote Mental Health?

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Among the many activities on our boarding school campus, the arts are perhaps the favorites of our students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are more than just fun. In fact, they can be extremely therapeutic for your daughter.

Determining the Right Therapy for Your Child’s Needs

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If your daughter is currently dealing with family conflict, rebellion, addiction, depression or anxiety, therapy may help her overcome these symptoms. Choosing the right type of therapy is vital for real and lasting progress. Unlike other therapeutic boarding schools (or schools for troubled teens), Greenbrier Academy’s focus is helping your daughter create quality relationships with staff,… Read more »

Just Acting Up or A Cry For Help? 5 Signs to Look For

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  Parents of troubled teens often brush off their daughter’s actions and say, “She’s just spreading her wings.” When teenagers reach adolescence, it is true that they go through a rebellious phase where they try to figure out who they are, where they fit in in the world and what their life will be like…. Read more »

Yoga and Your Teen: Balancing Mind and Body to Fight Depression

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  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3 millions teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have a major depressive episode at least once. While there are several different methods used today to treat depression, like journaling, individual therapy, group therapy and medication, yoga has been found to be very beneficial… Read more »

5 Things That can Reduce the Risk of Drug Addiction in Your Teenager

teen drug addiction states that in 2013, approximately 24.6 million Americans over the age of 11 used illegal drugs. While your teenager may not seem like the type to use drugs, drug use is a problem that isn’t restricted to class, social standing or age. Marijuana is a big problem throughout the United States, with 22.7… Read more »

Teen Grief Relief – 7 Ways to Help

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A teenage girl sits beside a hospital bed, holding the hand of her dying grandfather. Tears roll down her cheeks; she knows the end is near, yet doesn’t want to acknowledge it. After 13 days in hospice, her grandfather takes his last breath, and her world is shattered. Grief overwhelms her, envelopes her. She’s having… Read more »

Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

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At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we offer students multiple opportunities throughout the year to express the virtues they’ve learned through Aspirations through service to others. Girls are able to participate in many different projects, including Food for Children, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters and Walk for Breast Cancer. Aside from local service, students at our… Read more »

Musical Instruments and Mental Health

  Music has always been, and will always be a significant part of our lives. It plays a role in shaping cultures, provides a platform for political expression and helps us pass on rituals and values from one generation to the next.

Teaching Mindfulness to Your Teen

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  Mindfulness (noun) – “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.” Your teenage daughter may not be the first person you think of when you read the definition of mindfulness. This practice and therapeutic technique have been shown in… Read more »

5 Signs of Sexual Abuse to Look for in Teenage Girls

  As a parent, you don’t ever want to imagine that someone is hurting your daughter. Unfortunately, statistics show that it is all too common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 25 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. As unsettling… Read more »