Can Drum Therapy Cure Mental Illness?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2017

  The use of drums in our lives is nothing new. Excavations of Mesopotamian sites have revealed that drums existed as early as 6,000 BC. Throughout the years, drums have been used for creating music, for rituals, and for ceremonies. Older cultures also used drumming for therapeutic purposes. While many individuals have claimed over the…

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Parent’s Corner: Family Healing Begins With You

By Greenbrier Academy / January 27, 2017

“What is my part in this?” This is an important question that every individual can ask themselves whenever there is a problem, a disconnect, or a situation that is in need of change. Often, as parents, it is difficult to look at our part in the problem, especially when our teenager is suddenly acting out…

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How to Recognize Childhood Trauma in Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / January 23, 2017

  Childhood trauma can occur in many ways. Parents who foster or adopt children are more likely to experience the effects of childhood trauma due to extreme losses, adverse experiences and challenges the children have encountered. However, even children born into safe, protected homes and families may experience trauma at some point in their life.

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Self-Harm: What Every Parent Should Know

By Greenbrier Academy / January 5, 2017

For many parents, the concept of self-harm is strange and confusing.  You may feel helpless and anxious about the fact that your daughter is engaging in this behavior. Estimates show that approximately one in every 200 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 cut themselves on a regular basis. This isn’t the only type…

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