The Top 5 Tips for Changing Child and Teen Behavior

From the The LodeStone Center Staff 1. Pick Your Battles Many times that we have parents seeking advice on changing behaviors in their children or teens, they want to tackle everything at once. Pick one or two problematic behaviors and focus on those until you get them under control. Early successes with one or two…

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The LodeStone Center Psychologist to Serve as Social Media Chair of New Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals

The LodeStone Center, an outpatient counseling and psychological services agency in McHenry, Illinois announces the participation of Psychologist Michelle Bidwell, Psy.D. on the board of the newly formed Heartland Chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. IAEDP’s Heartland Chapter McHenry, IL (PRWEB) November 7, 2011– The LodeStone Center is proud to announce one…

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The Mindful Way through Depression

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zin – Reviewed by Jeremy Bidwell, Ph.D. Mindfulness Training, which has been gaining increasing popularity in recent years, refers to learning the ability to take your mind off of “autopilot” when it is unintentionally ruminating about anxiety-provoking, distressing,…

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Playful Parenting, by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.

The book Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD opens the door to the wonderful world of your child’s play by exploring the importance of different types of play. This book shows parents (and other adults) how to join in with your children, on their level, in order to communicate with them in a way they can understand.

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5 Simple Habits That Will Improve Your Marriage

While the problems facing many of the couples we help are complex, there are simple steps that we at The LodeStone Center consider relatively easy ways to start rebuilding closeness and intimacy in a marriage. If you are contemplating seeing a marriage therapist and wish you could start working on things right away, these suggestions…

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Express Yourself!

Have you ever hear the term expressive therapy? Or ever been asked to draw a feeling? Expressive Therapies are strategies a therapist or social worker may employ that provide the opportunity to communicate your world and emotional struggles through the use of creative outlets.  These include (but are not limited to) play therapy, sand tray…

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Loving Your Teenager through Push and Pull

I’m sure we all remember our own teenage years or perhaps some of us would rather forget them. The teenage years are a difficult time in virtually everyone’s life. It is a time where you go through great transition and transform from a child to an adult. Some of the struggles teens face during this…

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