Ways to Build Self Esteem

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Often times, parents share with me that they are unsure how to build self-esteem in their children or that they are concerned about their children’s self-esteem.  Once the holiday season has passed and the last half of theRead more

 

Acupuncture and the Cold and Flu Season

by Bridget Schrank

Cold and flu season is officially upon us as we enter into the winter months. As we all know too well, having a cold or flu can deplete our energy reserves resulting in a disruption in our daily routines. Too often weRead more

 

Goals for the New Year

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

The cover of several magazines read, “New year, new you!”  What would you like to accomplish in the next year for yourself?  How would you like to improve?  Research suggests less than 10% of people are successful inRead more

 

Physical and Occupational Therapists Work Together to Help You Overcome Physical Limitations

sch-rehabWhether you’ve suffered through a stroke, or are recovering from a minor injury, many individuals will face some form of physical limitation in their life. While physical therapy is known to alleviate pain and regain strength after an injury, few recognize the additional benefits occupationalRead more

 

Gifts for Children with Special Needs

Tips provided by Black Bear Academy

img_2247The Holiday season is upon us and the season of gifts and giving has begun!  Gifts for children with special needs can be especially difficult to find. Below are some ideas from our clinical team to help make yourRead more

 

Self Care During the Holidays

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

self-care-photoAlthough the holidays are a time for celebration and connection with the ones we love, they can also be a time of increased stress.  It is important to be mindful of our stress levels and the potential forRead more

 

New Article Confirms Galter LifeCenter Knows the Key to Success

by David Modica

pilatesIt turns out you shouldn’t always stick to what you know.

While certain workouts such as BarrePilates and spinning have quickly developed a dedicated fan base, a recent Women’s Healtharticle says when it comes to reaping the most benefits from your gym time, the most important variableRead more

 

Helping children with special needs through the holidays

Helpful tips from Black Bear Academy

blkbearnov1With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays quickly approaching, families of children with special needs can feel the stress associated with traveling with their children to unfamiliar places where they may encounter special meals, out-of-town guests, and changes in routine. Read more

 

Tips on approaching the gift-giving season with your children.

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

family1As the largest gift-giving season of the year approaches, it can be difficult to balance receiving and giving when it comes to our children.  Here are some helpful things to keep in mind as parents when navigating the gift-givingRead more

 

Giving Back to Improve Patient Care

By Bill Ligas

sch_patientsWhether providing bedside care, registering a patient for services or helping a patient schedule an appointment, Swedish Covenant Hospital employees are key to enhancing the patient experience. The Patient Care Fund was created to harness the ideas of employees to enhance patient care.Read more