What is a Therapeutic Boarding School?

By Greenbrier Academy / October 9, 2018

  Whether you are looking for boarding schools for depression or therapeutic schools for anxiety, one thing is certain. Not all boarding schools are the same. They have different locations, academic structure and sizes. More importantly, boarding schools have different purposes. For instance, a traditional boarding schools’s prominent focus is preparing their students for college.…

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Is Your Daughter Struggling With an Eating Disorder? 5 Types of Therapies That Can Help

By Greenbrier Academy / March 25, 2018

  Eating disorders are a concern every parent hopes they don’t have to deal with while they are raising a family. Unfortunately, statistics show that 2.7 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have an eating disorder. Approximately 50 percent of girls report using some type of unhealthy behavior to control their…

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Healing the Past for a Brighter Future: The Village Experience

By Greenbrier Academy / February 26, 2018

Greenbrier Academy for Girls is committed to providing life-changing transformations for troubled teens. We do this through therapeutic programs that use our concept of Strong Relationality, equine therapy programs and a powerful aspiration-based campus culture. In addition, we offer something special four weeks out of our 12-month year. For one week every quarter, every student…

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3 Ways Music Helps Ease Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / January 30, 2018

Does your daughter suffer from high levels of anxiety? Medication and talk therapy may help, but there are other therapies that can lower anxiety levels, including music. According to the National Library of Medicine, simply listening to five or more minutes of uninterrupted music helps reduce psychobiological responses to stress. In a study involving two…

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What is a Therapeutic Boarding School?

By Greenbrier Academy / October 10, 2017

  Not all boarding schools are the same. They have different locations, academic structure and sizes. More importantly, boarding schools have different purposes. For instance, a traditional boarding school typically focuses on preparing a student for college. It offers a strict and more challenging curriculum, as well as plenty of extracurriculars that will help make…

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Musical Instruments and Mental Health

By Greenbrier Academy / May 19, 2017

  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.

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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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