Psychology

Helping Children & Adolescents Cope with Anxiety

Helping Children & Adolescents Cope with Anxiety

By on Oct 11, 2017 in Blog, Psychology

New York Times Magazine ran an article today looking at why more American teens appear to be suffering from severe anxiety. As the article suggests, this increase in anxiety is likely due to a manifold of reasons. We can't just blame it on smartphones or peers. We also can't blame it on parents. As the article points out, clinicians are finding adolescents are no...

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Montessori Schools Help Children Exposed to Trauma

Montessori Schools Help Children Exposed to Trauma

By on Apr 10, 2017 in Blog, Montessori, Montessori White Papers, Psychology, Volume 2

When most of us think of trauma in schools, we think of singular, horrifying events like natural disasters, school shootings, or catastrophic accidents. In these cases, schools spring into action: time is set aside to process the impact of the event, counselors are deployed to speak with children, families are directed to local resources for addressing anxiety and grief, and both teachers and families are informed of how to respond to signs of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The entire organism shifts its focus to attentive care, healing, and love.

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Human Rationality

Human Rationality

By on Oct 17, 2016 in Blog, Psychology

We like to think of ourselves as “rational” human beings. But psychological research has shown that the assumption of rationality as defined by the Enlightenment is false. Our brains don’t make decisions based on probability and statistics.1 Instead, our brains decide based upon information within our conscious awareness AND information outside of that awareness....

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