Holistic Treatments

Art Therapy for Children, Part II: Art Therapy in Practice

As explained in part one of this series, art therapy is a great way to help children deal with intense emotional experience. In a formal art therapy session, the therapist will ask the child to perform a given exercise. Sometimes this will be free drawing about their day, while at other times the tasks will..

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Art Therapy for Children, Part I: What is it and Who Can it Help?

Art Therapy for Children, Part I: What is it and Who Can it Help? As children grow and develop one of the biggest challenges they face is understanding their emotional reaction to the world around them. Expressing feelings verbally assumes that one has the words to go with a particular emotion, and that the inner..

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Tourette’s Syndrome: Can Alternative Treatments Help Your Child?

February 23, 2014 | posted in: Holistic Treatments, Mental Health | by

Tourette’s syndrome, or TS, is a neurological and psychological disorder with onset in childhood, though symptoms may last into adulthood. In 1885, French neurologist Gilles de la Tourette discovered the disorder after noticing that many of his patients presented with a distinct cluster of symptoms involving verbal and motor tics. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual..

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Alternative Treatments for Children with ADHD

February 23, 2014 | posted in: ADHD, Holistic Treatments | by

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, displays signs of inattention and distractibility in at least two different environments. ADHD is not simply an inability to pay attention in school. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes ADHD as inattention and hyperactivity combined with executive dysfunction. The executive functioning system in the..

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