Sports: Prime time or Overtime

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Youth Sports. There is nothing that brings joy to a parent’s heart quite like seeing their little ballerina dancing across a stage in full (and most darling!) costume or watching their soccer player, all knees and elbows, running wildly across the field after scoring a goal.   Sports are commonly encouraged in children to help […]

DBT Skills: Communicating Expectations and Needs

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Often, when we need something from someone else, the way we are communicating is the strongest predictor of whether or not we will get it. It doesn’t matter if this is a simple request for a listening ear or a serious plea for someone to acknowledge your needs. In the realm of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, […]

Mindfulness: A PsychoEducational Experience

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Sign Up! Laura Lanier would like to invite all those who are interested to attend a free psychoeducational experience. She will teach about mindfulness in a comfortable group setting and provide a short demonstration of grounding. For a printable flyer, click on the image. DATE:   September 7th TIME:  6:00pm – 7:00pm PRICE: Free LOCATION:  Acorn […]

Tough Talks: Be Curious Do’s and Don’ts

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Be Curious. Mom, Dad, and Sam eat dinner after the first day of school. Mom tells about her day, Dad tells about his and both ask Sam about his. He says ‘Fine’. Mom and Dad, sigh, roll their eyes and go back to the salad. It really doesn’t have to be this way! You can […]

Signup For Our Email Lists!

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Acorn Counseling Education Services is committed to strengthening our community through education. One of our favorite ways to educate Denton, Corinth and the surrounding areas is to provide easy to understand, evidence based information about mental health. We send out emails, promote events, and run groups that can help provide the support all of us […]

Step 2 to Tough Talks: Be Clear

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Parents in the past have talked about tough talks without being clear. You know the obscure metaphor of the birds and the bees? I’ll bet you have examples right now of metaphors and obscure references adults used to teach you about important topics that still confuse you. Today, you will learn 3 steps to being […]

Step 1 to Tough Talks: Be Honest

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Mom waits nervously in the car. Today is the day she has been planning for ages: the day she has a tough talk with her child about the big family secret. They have a date set up and Mom has planned this out meticulously. She wonders if she has waited too long and how her […]

DBT Skills: How to Change Your Emotions

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If you didn’t have the opportunity to read my last blog, I’d suggest checking it out before reading this one. As I mentioned in my discussion of emotional regulation, it is very common for people to come to counseling hoping to control their emotions. However, emotions are not always controllable. But with the skills of […]