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Pediatricians Support Literacy and Emphasize Parents Read to Children Daily
Keli Licata, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, comments on the America Academy of Pediatrics policy calling pediatricians to advise parents to read aloud daily to their children.
What's in a Plane? Understanding Your Fear of Flying
Many people are afraid of flying, or suffer from other similar concerns—even though flying is known to be among the safest ways to travel. One MARI client has conquered their fear of flying, and is living a more fulfilling life as a result.
International OCD Awareness Week
October 14-20th, 2013, is OCD Awareness week. Find out how you can get involved. OCD affects millions worldwide. About 1 in 100 adults, and 1 in 200 children suffer from OCD. Help end the stigma associated with issues of mental health.
Kids In Divorced & Separated Families (KIDS) Group
University Center for Child and Family is offering a group to help children through the difficult period of their parents' separation or divorce.
October Means Doughnuts, Cider, and Bullying Prevention
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Read our blog to see how you can get involved and put an end to bullying.
Overcoming Over-Eating Challenges
Participants will learn to identify and shift unhealthy thinking patterns that perpetuate their unhelpful eating patterns while establishing a regular, healthy pattern of eating. They will be guided and supported through gradually regulating their eating, and facing their overeating triggers. Participants engage at their own pace with therapist assistance. The group will run for 10 weekly sessions.
Mindfulness & Self-Compassion for Stress & Anxiety Group
We will be offering a skills-based group focusing on building group members' capacity for taking note of their experience without judgment. Participants will learn to bring a compassionate awareness to their thoughts, feelings, and sensations, and how to observe them by "stepping back." Participants in the group can expect to engage in experiential practices, such as guided meditation, breathing training, and more.
Get Ready for School Playgroup for Children with ASD
UCCF is offering a get ready for school playgroup this month for children with ASD.
Group: Improve Your Attention and Concentration
The U-M Psychological Clinic has started a group focused on improving attention and concentration.