CHILDREN & TEENS. Today children and teens are confronted with technological advances and social media challenges that can be profoundly stressful in ways beyond their ability to cope. Some of the most common issues include depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, and trauma. The good news is that children and teens are resilient.
PranaMind works with a child or a teen to provide successful treatment that can involve neuro technologies, talk therapy, play, art, or music. The child or teen learns to process emotions, to identify and express feelings in healthy and safe ways and gain positive skills to help cope with personal challenges.
When working with children and teens, PranaMind has found it most beneficial to have parent involvement in the therapy process through periodic family sessions or meetings for parent coaching and support. We are all in this together.
FAMILIES. In family therapy the PranaMind approach is to understand human functioning that focuses on interactions between people in a family and between the family and the context(s) in which that family is embedded. Family members become aware of how they simultaneously influence and are influenced by each other. With this awareness, they can restructure distorted beliefs and perceptions that have developed because of faulty interactions. The result for family members is to be able to better engage in effective communication and problem-solving with each other to create a friendlier, calmer family environment.
GROUPS. PranaMind believes group therapy is a superb setting to explore conditional beliefs because multiple people are collaborating to reveal the underlying rules of each person’s life. The goal is to promote a group culture that collaborates to encourage gentle challenging and questioning of preconceptions. Homework tasks and assignments are an integral and essential component so that the principles addressed during sessions can be generalized outside them.