Good “hygiene” is anything that helps you to have a healthy life. The idea behind sleep hygiene is the same as dental hygiene. Dental hygiene helps you stay healthy by keeping your teeth and gums clean and strong. Sleep hygiene helps you stay healthy by keeping your mind and body rested and strong. Following these tips will help you sleep better and feel your best.
Dental hygiene can even be a part of your sleep hygiene. It is easier for you to fall asleep at night if you have bedtime “rituals.” These are things that you do every night just before going to bed. Brushing and flossing your teeth is a good example of this kind of ritual. Both your dentist and your doctor will approve if you do this every night.
Here are some tips for how you can improve your sleep hygiene:
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a kind of group therapy intended for substance abusers and criminal offenders. It is a step-based approach to target and change common thinking errors that lead to relapse and reoffending. MRT is delivered in a group setting and includes workbooks and homework. It's designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive, productive identity, and facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. All of these goals will help participants display more appropriate behavior in their homes, community, and relationships. Research has shown that people who graduate from an MRT program have significantly lower levels of re-arrest, relapse, and re-incarceration.
What does "Reconation" mean?
Prior to the common usage of the term "ego" in psychology in the 1930s, the term reconation was used to describe the conscious process of decision making and behavior. The term "moral Reconation" was chosen for MRT because the underlying goal of the program is to change conscious decision-making to higher levels of moral reasoning. This program typically requires participants to attend 12-16, 1.5 hour sessions to complete the program.
What does MRT do?
1. Confront underlying beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors
2. Assess current relationships and decide if they are healthy and supportive
3. Reinforce positive behaviors and habits
4. Identify and develop a positive personal identity and enhance current self-concept
5. Decrease pleasure seeking and self destructive behaviors and develop a higher level of frustration tolerance
6. Develop higher stages of moral reasoning (decision making)
Acacia Wellness Center begins its first round of MRT tonight, August 15, at 5:00 PM. To get on the schedule or the waiting list, please give us a call at (208) 498-1760.
Caring for a child with ADHD has its frustrations.
Here are some techniques that will help.
If you would like to learn more about ADHD symptoms and parenting techniques, please call Acacia Wellness Center to set up an appointment. 208-498-1760
According to the EMDR Institute, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes.
EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brains information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions.
For more information or to schedule an EMDR session, call Acacia Wellness Center at 208-498-1760
According to Dr. Deo Peppersack, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C, there are many benefits to equine-assisted therapy. For more information, or to join our equine-assisted therapy group call Acacia Wellness Center at (208)-498-1760. Here are just a few of the many benefits. :