Hairpulling: Part 2 of 2

Last week, I discussed the reasons for hairpulling. In this blog, I will focus on challenges, prevention, and treatment. The hurdles The biggest hurdle in beating hairpulling is flagging motivation. In a therapist’s office, many folks with TTM believe they can conquer their habit. But sometimes the shine goes off the penny after they leave […]

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Social Skills Video: Waiting for an Adult’s Attention (How to Interrupt)

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Healing Thoughts: December 2014

Through Agnesian HealthCare’s Bereavement Services, support is available during this grieving process to individuals and their families following the death of a loved one. All services are offered at no charge and are available to any individual or group who has experienced the death of a family member or friend. Check out this month’s Healing […]

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Mango and Avocado Chutney

1 ripe avocado-peeled and diced 2 cups diced mango (can substitute peaches if desired) 1 cup ripe plum tomatoes, diced 1 tsp olive oil ¼ cup fresh cilantro Juice from 1 lime Mix all ingredients together and chill.  

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Video blog: Catholic I.D. – Sowing Seeds

Plant seeds with Christ, and bear great fruit.

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Surviving the Holiday Season

Written by: Lauren Turner, Predoctoral Intern with St. Agnes Hospital Behavioral Health While the holidays are a time of cheer, spirit and warmth, this is also a notoriously stressful time of year. Finding that perfect gift, hosting family dinners and dealing with often unpredictable weather can make the holidays a time of anxiety rather than […]

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How to Raise Grateful Children

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, we are all reminded of the importance of having gratitude.  Being a thankful person helps us to be mindful of the good things, even in stressful times.  Using a grateful thinking style has even been shown to have psychological benefits.  So, how can we help our children to develop a […]

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