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 […]

Negotiation: American Pickers vs Fixer Upper

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We use negotiation for lots of obvious things–garage sales, jobs, buying large items like cars and homes. However, if you look closely, finding negotiations is easy: from divvying up chores, to where you will spend Christmas this year. This article describes negotiating while maintaining relationships. Positional Negotiation Two of my favorite shows illustrate different styles of […]

A Play Therapist Reviews 4 Fidgets

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Fidgets are all the rage and I’ve caught the bug. So I did what any professional play therapist does and I bought all the toys and played with them. For research, of course! Procedure Ok, if I’m a social scientist [and therapists are], I have to tell you the procedure I used to ‘test’ these […]

Collaborative Divorce: Limiting the Costs of Divorce

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As a play therapist since 2001 and a private practitioner since 2003, watching divorce from the sidelines has been a large part of my job-both litigious and collaborative divorce. Working with the kids and parents to assist in the transition, I get a close up view of what happens. Much of the inner workings of […]

Resolution Support!

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New Education /Wellness Program 2017 Change is hard. Many of us are working on making changes to our lives in the new year, and it can be really difficult to do. Need some help? We offer a free support service where our clinicians help to empower your resolution through supportive communications! You tell us your […]