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How to Stay Present during the Holiday Season

The Holiday season is all about relaxing and enjoying your time off from work and school. But preparing for them, buying gifts and planning parties can get demanding and stressful very quickly. As we get more overwhelmed, it can get difficult to focus on what’s important during the holidays: spending quality time with your loved ones and enjoying the moments we have with them. Staying present is an important skill to have - especially during this time. That’s why the team at THIRA put together a few quick tips on how to be - and stay - present this holiday season.   1. Pause and appreciate: As you do any holiday-related activities, like choosing a gift, decorating a tree or even just calling a family member, pause...

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THIRA Open House

On Tuesday, October 23rd, THIRA Health hosted an Open House event for local professionals and THIRA family members. Thank you all for attending and making this event a success! We were so excited to meet you and hope to see you next year. Enjoy some photos of the event. [gkit id=1]...

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The Magic of Eating Together

We celebrate most milestones in our days—and our lives—by eating. We must eat, but we also love to eat, and perhaps the single greatest virtue of our nature is the one which wants to share our abundance with others, so that they may have something which is essential for their own survival. The rituals of eating can be a beautiful, healthful extension of this generosity; they can also be sporadic, non-existent, or emotionally draining. This is because something mysterious happens to us when we feed together: so much so that the foods themselves gain comforting or repulsive connotations based upon how (and with whom) we gather to eat. With these implications in mind, the findings of Harvard’s Family Dinner Project gain new significance and offer nutritionists and parents...

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What’s new in DBT?

At THIRA Health, we provide our patients with all information and resources they need to help girls and young women lead the life they want and deserve. This week, we present to you a round up of resources about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), its potential and effectiveness. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Effective in Reducing Suicide Attempts, Self-Harm in Adolescents THIRA Health’s Dr. Korslund is a renowned researcher in psychiatry, mental health and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in particular. In fact, she helped create and write this research by a group of scientists at the University of Washington, University of Southern California and Seattle Children’s Hospital. This research examines the efficacy of DBT for suicidal behaviors in US adolescents. The study is particularly important as its results show...

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Founder of DBT Dr. Marsha Linehan, featured in TIME Magazine

The team at THIRA Health leverages Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as the foundation for each of our programs under the guidance of one of the leading experts in DBT, Dr. Kathryn Korslund. Dialectical Behavior Therapy was originally developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, Dr. Korslund had the privilege of working and researching alongside prior to joining THIRA. We’re thrilled to share that Dr. Linehan’s influential work and career was recently featured in a special edition of TIME Magazine on the great scientists of our time. DBT was originally designed to treat interpersonal chaos, intense emotional swings, impulsiveness, confusion about the self (identity), and suicidal behavior. However, in contrast to other “talking” therapies, DBT emphasizes making change through practicing new skills to change how you think, act...

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