Locating the Heart of the Contemporary Teenage Girl

To really understand teenage girls, you have to talk with them, crack open their brains a little bit and see what makes them tick, what their dreams are, what their hopes for the future are. That is an important part in rehabilitating anyone; in other words, it’s crucial to see the world through THEIR eyes…. Read more »

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More Benefits of Equine Therapy and the Importance of Setting Goals

In our last post, we discussed the benefits of equine therapy, that we offer a number of services and extracurricular activities, including horseback riding. If you aren’t familiar with equine therapy, we’re here to tell you about some of the benefits. For centuries people have been relying on animals for a wide range of reasons,… Read more »

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The Therapeutic Relationship between Horses and Teenagers

Therapy can come in many forms. One on one discussion, group therapy, artistic expression, and self-reflection are just a few of the ways that young women can cope psychological and emotional barriers and trauma. With the help from a skilled instructor, horses can also be the catalyst that softens hearts. We at Greenbrier Academy for… Read more »

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Memorial Day Drumming and the Importance of Clubs

When thinking of Memorial Day, what typically comes to mind is backyard barbeques and fireworks celebrations. The arts are not usually associated with the festive weekend. However, for Princeton, West Virginia, this is not the case. A weeklong celebration of visual arts, pottery, poetry, music, community circles, dance and more has swept the town and… Read more »

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Biggest Challenges for Young Girls

Navigating the modern world can be difficult for anyone, but being a young girl in 2015 can be particularly stressful. Advertisements are everywhere with the goal of selling personalities to girls through the clothes they should wear, the material possessions they should own, and the physical image they should emanate. In an age where technology… Read more »

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The Value of the Arts

Art in schools has arguably been one of the most reported stories in recent years. When it comes to budget cuts, the art, music, and theatre programs are usually the first to the chopping block. Some see the arts as extracurricular and fail to identify the everlasting value it has on young minds. Art allows… Read more »

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Understanding Addictions

Understanding how addictions work and how they start is very important in order to put them to an end. There are many different types of addictions, and they can range from involving drugs, shopping, sex, and just about anything else. Even something that is typically harmless and even essential for most people, like eating food,… Read more »

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The Extracurricular Activities Offered at Greenbrier

At Greenbrier Academy, we take pride in the amount and variety of extracurricular activities that we offer our students. In addition to the terrific education that they will receive here, students will have the opportunity to participate in everything from soccer to whitewater rafting. We’re here to go over a few of the activities and… Read more »

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Making the Best Choice for the Ones You Love

Sending your daughter away to school will likely be one of the toughest decisions you ever make, especially if your daughter doesn’t want to go. At Greenbrier Academy, we understand the difficulty and challenges you face in this situation, but we’re here to tell you that you’re not alone. Right now, the weight of the… Read more »

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