Rising Hope Therapy LLC

Rising Hope Therapy LLC Rising Hope Therapy LLC is a solely online, telemental health practice. I work with children, teens and families, guiding toward healing and change.

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Operating as usual

09/13/2021

when our bodies are overwhelmed with emotion we need to bring calm and relaxation. The most important part of relaxation is to regulate your breathing. When we slow our breathing and keep it in rhythm, the body will follow.That is easier said than done with kids. It is unlikely that they are just going to do a meditation or other typical relaxations. The trick is to make it fun!!!!!

More information on my blog
https://www.thetherapistparent.com/post/fun-relaxation

#relaxation #breathing #parenting #positiveparenting #gentleparenting #respectfulparenting #resilience #family #Psychologist #childtherapy #playtherapy #play #life #children #teachers #mumlife #momlife #dads

09/07/2021

When kids worry ...

Repost IAPTP
Credit: Dr. Deborah MacNamara

#synergeticplaytherapy #lisadion #mindfulness #synergeticparenting #synergeticeducation #nervoussystem #regulation #playtherapists #playtherapy #synergeticplaytherapyinstitute

09/01/2021
08/26/2021

Agreed! ...Feeling the importance of these words for our young people today…💜

Credit/Repost: @Karen Young - Hey Sigmund

"Adolescence is all about the transition from childhood to adulthood. It can be a confusing time for everyone - not just for our teens but also for the adults who love them.

Too often, the line between childhood and adulthood can be a blurry one. The expectations of adulthood can come charging at them, but without the freedoms, confidence, or capabilities that adulthood brings. They can feel with such depth and intensity, but without the adult wisdom or experience to make sense of those feelings.

They’ll be okay, but it might feel wobbly for a while. In the meantime they will look to us for signs of safety and certainty. This doesn’t mean certainty that everything will always be okay - it won’t be - but certainty that they’ll get through, certainty that they are extraordinary, and needed, and that their will be a space and a place in the world that only they can fill.

We might not always feel that certainty. Some days we might ache, and wish we could make their world feel softer for a while. In those times, it will be less about what you do and more about who you are - being the one who can be with them without needing them to be different, the one who can handle any of their hurts or heartaches with gentle, certain hands, the one who can block out the world for a while by letting them rest in our care without needing them to be, or do, or give anything back in return.♥️"

#synergeticplaytherapy #lisadion #mindfulness #synergeticparenting #nervoussystem #regulation #playtherapists #playtherapy #synergeticplaytherapyinstitute

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08/22/2021

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What Parents Can Do

Model Problem-Solving

When you are faced with a problem that is appropriate your child, think out aloud. Model how you would solve the problem. Work through the stages with them listening

Ask them what they think

Ask your child what they think you should do. This gives them the chance to practice problem-solving skills but it also helps them to feel valued

Don't give them the answers

As tempting as it might be to just tell them what they need to do, try and let them work out their own problems. You can guide them and offer suggestions but as much as possible try and get them to think of what to do.

Let them experience natural consequences

When appropriate and not dangerous, let your child make their decision and experience the consequence. Such as not wearing a jacket and experience the cold. Later you can talk about what they would do next time

We need to remember that problem-solving doesn't just happen by chance. It is a skill that is learnt through experience. We need to be careful that we aren't robbing our children from the experience they need to build these skills with our good intentions to fix their problems. We are here to coach them through so that they can be independent, confident and creative problem-solvers.

More information on my blog:

https://www.thetherapistparent.com/post/teaching-problem-solving

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#problemsolving #childdevelopment #childtherapy #life #play #kids #parenting #parentingtips #positiveparenting #gentleparenting #parentingadvice #parentinghacks #resilience #respectfulparenting #asd #ADHD #teacher #family #parenting #parentingtips #playtherapy #psychologist #play #playtherapy #mumlife #momlife #dads #teachers #ADHD

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08/08/2021

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🚨 ALERT! 🚨 Time for an effective classroom management strategy! 🙌🏻 I got this idea from my cousin (an amazing high school English teacher) and her team. If you have a student who just needs a break (a time to just walk around and reset) then you can give them the purple folder. 💜 You can ask them to take it to another teacher. That teacher will automatically know that this child just needed a break out of the classroom or needed a positive adult interaction because the purple folder is the signal for that break. That teacher will then pass it to another teacher who’s a part of the purple folder circle, and it will continue until it reaches the last teacher in your purple folder circle. 👌🏻 All of the teachers have to be in on the purple folder routine, or it won’t work as well-obviously! 🤓 It’s a great time for those teachers in the circle to make connections with the student, start small conversations, or get the student back on track. 👍🏻 The student doesn’t know that the folder’s objective is to get them up and moving. This way the student also feels purposeful and helpful. 🤩

Told a client this yesterday. Sometimes our nervous system is like a toddler tantrum inside our bodies (fight response) ...
08/07/2021

Told a client this yesterday. Sometimes our nervous system is like a toddler tantrum inside our bodies (fight response) or shutting down (flight or fawn). Sitting in that until it passes signals to the brain that you can in fact survive the response and it will decrease in severity and duration the more you allow it to come and go without reacting to it. Pretty cool!

Not sure who needs to read this today.

08/01/2021

Wishing all the kiddos a safe and happy first day of school tomorrow!

03/30/2021

RHT is moving toward Instagram! We're taking a Facebook reprieve, so if you'd like to follow on IG: @risinghopetherapyllc

LOVE!! So many parents feel the need to entertain their kids. I know I feel that at times. But give them open-ended toys...
03/25/2021
Sara Blakely's mom on raising 2 successful CEOs: Let your kids be 'bored' and 'figure it out'

LOVE!! So many parents feel the need to entertain their kids. I know I feel that at times. But give them open-ended toys (toys that allow for creativity like blocks, magnatiles, paper and markers, action figures and dolls, etc) tapping into their natural imagination.

Ellen Blakely raised two successful entrepreneurs: Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, and Ford Blakely, who started messaging platform Zingle.

03/23/2021
Timeline Photos
03/19/2021

Timeline Photos

03/19/2021

Some thoughts for you to ponder on this weekend:

"Trust is braving connection" -Brene Brown

"I don't trust people who don't love themselves but say I love you" - Maya Angelou

"You can't judge yourself for needing help and not judge others for needing help, too" - Brene Brown.

03/19/2021

As of 4/1/21, Rising Hope Therapy LLC will be in-network with Aetna!

RHT is already in-network with Anthem GA BCBS and Optum UHC

Thank you for all you do, teachers.
03/17/2021

Thank you for all you do, teachers.

03/15/2021

Even when things feel hopeless, there is a way to move forward. Check out episode 49 of our podcast for insight on what to do when hopelessness feels overwhelming. 👉 Go to elephantjournal.com/podcast

1 year ago today WHO declared covid-19 a global pandemic. The coronavirus has brought isolation, job cuts, illness, deat...
03/11/2021
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1 year ago today WHO declared covid-19 a global pandemic. The coronavirus has brought isolation, job cuts, illness, deaths, social-emotional hardship, and increased rates of mental illness.

If no one has told you today, you are amazing for still moving forward while the world feels upside down. While you're meeting basic needs, don't forget the necessity of your mental wellness. Seek out therapy if you need (and I believe everyone needs it!).

03/10/2021

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03/07/2021

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If the messy bun is up, some therapy is going down! 😆I think the bun is becoming a trademark for me!What's a unique trai...
03/05/2021

If the messy bun is up, some therapy is going down! 😆

I think the bun is becoming a trademark for me!

What's a unique trait/quirk of yours? #appreciateuniqueness

If the messy bun is up, some therapy is going down! 😆

I think the bun is becoming a trademark for me!

What's a unique trait/quirk of yours? #appreciateuniqueness

03/04/2021

Shyness in children can be viewed negatively, especially in cultures that value gregariousness and extroversion. What isn’t well understood is that shyness is an attachment instinct that prevents children from being led by people outside of their village of connection. Shyness isn’t often celebrated nor seen as part of nature’s design to ensure that a child’s closest attachments will have the most influence over them.

The shyness instinct can makes its first appearance in a 6 to 7 month old child as stranger protest if development is ideal. Instead of being easily passed from person to person, a baby will start to show clear preferences for their favourite people, and greater signs of upset when separated from them. Attachment to others becomes highly polarized for a child with the world splitting into those they seek to be close to as well as those they shy away from. In other words, shyness is not a deficit in a child but a strategic move on nature’s part to ensure a child stays close to ‘their people.’

Research suggests there is a genetic predisposition for shyness instincts to be stronger in some children in comparison to others. Approximately 15% to 20% of children are born with more inhibited temperaments and demonstrate more reactivity to their environments giving rise to stronger shyness responses. As babies they were more upset by loud noises, had greater hand and leg activity, and displayed a higher heart rate in comparison to other children. By the age of two these children were more likely to hide behind a parent’s leg when a stranger entered their play area and were more likely to engage in solitary play by the age of seven. These children were more likely to be labeled as shy by their parents and teachers but only ¼ of them still demonstrated characteristics associated with shyness in adulthood.

To read more about shyness see - http://macnamara.ca/portfolio/super-shy-the-protective-power-of-shynes/

To download the infographic see -http://macnamara.ca/why-do-kids-do-that/

#restplaygrow #drdeborahmacnamara #whydokidsdothat #drgordonneufeld #neufeldinstitute #shyness #preschoolers #toddlers #babies

I LOVE Dan Siegel's work about child and teen brain development. Everything he writes is geared toward helping caregiver...
03/03/2021
Dan Siegel - "The Adolescent Brain"

I LOVE Dan Siegel's work about child and teen brain development. Everything he writes is geared toward helping caregivers see their child in a new light, and steering them in positive directions that encourage healthy formation. If you have a teen, take a watch, and consider reading his book "Brainstorm".

03/02/2021

What is "Anxiety" in your own words?

03/01/2021

This was uplifting for me today, and I hope it is for you as well. Find more daily inspirations at hazeldenbettyford.org

What a strange pattern the shuttle of life can weave.
—Frances Marion

Each experience we have plays its part in the total picture of our lives. The steps we have taken, the path we travel today, and our direction tomorrow are not by chance. There is a pattern. We each have a destiny. We may have veered off the path in the past, and we may veer off it again. But we'll be guided back, and our paths intersect. None of us is traveling alone. We have each other and the creative force that is at the helm.

When we look around us and reflect on how our lives are influenced by the persons close to us, we become aware that our presence affects their lives as well. Most of us could never have predicted the events that have influenced us. Nor can we anticipate what the future may hold. We can be certain, however, that we are safe; a power greater than ourselves is orchestrating our affairs.

There were times we feared we'd never survive an experience. Perhaps we still struggle with fears about new experiences. But every experience adds a necessary thread to the pattern our life is weaving. We have the gift of reflection. We can understand, today, the importance of particular events of the past. Next month, next year, we'll understand today.

I shall enjoy the richness of today. My life is weaving an intricate, necessary pattern that is uniquely mine.

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02/28/2021

Parenting is hard. You don’t have to respond in the actual moment. Model boundaries and calming. #parentingishard #yougotthis #trigged #therapyetc

Oof. This really resonates with me as a parent. How about you?
02/27/2021

Oof. This really resonates with me as a parent. How about you?

Oof. This really resonates with me as a parent. How about you?

Have a moody child? Distract with sensory play which leads to self-regulation.
02/27/2021

Have a moody child? Distract with sensory play which leads to self-regulation.

“Put them in water or take them outside.” It was the first useful parenting advice I ever got. “Sleep when the baby sleeps”? I think the polite word for that gem is poppycock. But this particular axiom has saved me many times over.

I don’t remember how old my son was when I called my mom in tears because I couldn’t stop his, but his age was probably measured in weeks. Maybe days. “Nothing is working; I don’t know what else to try,” I sobbed. “He’s not hungry or sleepy or wet.” “Try giving him a bath,” she suggested. “Or bundle him up and take him outside for some fresh air. I always say to take them outside or put them in water, and usually, the grumpiness goes away.” It worked that day, and it’s worked many times since. We’ve done baths at 10 a.m. I’ve paced our driveway with a baby in my arms at 2 a.m. And today, at 5:15 p.m. when my children were fighting for the 17th time since they got home from school and I was about to lose it, instead I put one in the bath and I sent the other outside and now maybe all three of us will survive until Dad gets home.
Almost nine years later, it still works.
I can’t give you advice about sleep schedules or feedings or Montessori-approved toys. I don’t know what we’re gonna do about Tik Tok and Snapchat in a few years. But when they’re falling apart at the seams for no apparent reason, take them outside or put them in water.
Oh, and it works on grown-ups, too."

Beautifully📷+📝: By Jenn Batchelor https://www.instagram.com/jennbatchelor/?hl=en

02/27/2021

Love this from @raisingwildflowerkids 💕
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I have a tendency to be a nice person. I don’t say this to brag. It is actually a bit of a character flaw.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with being pleasant and agreeable much of the time, but it can become a problem if avoiding conflict takes precedence over addressing problems head-on, whether at home, at work, or in any other situation. (On a somber note, a fear of being perceived as rude can also make women targets of violence.)

For these reasons, I never tell my kids to “be nice.” Girls in particular are often expected to be likable, polite, and agreeable, even if a situation makes them uncomfortable. This is not the message I want my daughters to carry with them into their teen years, the dating world, or the workplace.

In our family we constantly emphasize the importance of kindness, but also the fact that being kind doesn’t always feel like you are being “nice.” At ages 9 and 7 this is still pretty simple. It means politely telling your sister that her non-stop animal noises are starting to bother you, instead of trying to live with it and then exploding with anger a little later. It means that even if all your friends agree that puppies are the best animal, it’s ok to be the one person who likes cats best. You can disagree and still be kind.

Were you raised to be “nice”? How did it affect you?

There's never any judgement here. Give us a call, we're here to help.
02/26/2021

There's never any judgement here. Give us a call, we're here to help.

There's never any judgement here. Give us a call, we're here to help.

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