Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Laughter in Grief

Dr. Alan Wolfelt states in his book Healing your grieving body, Humor is one of the most healing gifts of humanity. Laughter restores hope and assists us in surviving the pain of grief. It helps us feel peace in both mind and body. You can only embrace the pain of your loss a little at a time, in doses. In between the doses, it's perfectly normal, even necessary, to love and laugh.

Our Grief Groups will begin the week of September 12th. Contact Becky Andrews, LPC, CT at 801.259.3883.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Fall Grief Groups

Dr. Alan Wolfelt states in his Healing Your Grieving Body, #9: Move toward your grief not away from it.

- our society teaches us that emotional pain is to be avoided, not embraced, yet it is only in moving toward our grief that we can be healed.

Carpe Diem: Today, talk to someone else who cared about your loved one. Share your thoughts and feelings with him openly and encourage him to do the same. Support each other in your grief.

Fall Grief Groups at Resilient Solutions, Inc begin the week of September 12th. 12-week groups, $175.

Mother's Group, Monday, 11:30 - 12:45
Day Grief Group, Tuesday, 11:30 - 12:45
Evening Grief Group, Thursday, 5:30 - 6:45
Teen Grief Group, Thursday, 4:00 - 5:15
Suicide Grief Group, Thursday, 7:00 - 8:15

Contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email: to register.

Out of loss can come hope, not from forgetting or letting go of love, but through sharing with others.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Teen Grief Group

Out of loss can come hope, not from forgetting or letting go of love, but through sharing with others. Join other teens who have experienced the loss of a close family member or friend. Next 12-week group to begin Thursday, September 15th, 4:00 - 5:15 at Resilient Solutions, Inc., 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful. Group will be facilitated by Becky Andrews, LPC, CT (Certified Thanatologist). For more information, contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Children Adjusting to the Consequences of Divorce

Michael Van Dam, LCSW, MT-BC, will be offering a group for children who are adjusting to the consequences of divorce to begin in October. Contact him at 801.815.6152 for more information about this group and individual and family therapy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

RISE. Resilient Individuals Succeeding through Emotional Trauma

RISE is a 24-week group focusing on assisting women heal from the emotional trauma of sexual abuse.  Next group to begin Wednesday, September 7, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, $40/group session.  Groups are held at:  Resilient Solutions, Inc., 1355 N. Main, Ste.1, Bountiful, Utah. To join this group or for more information, contact Lisa Bradford, LCSW, 801.660.8441.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Suicide Survivors Support Group

Our next group for those who are experiencing the loss from a loved one or friend who died from suicide will begin Thursday, September 15th, 7:00 - 8:15 pm at Resilient Solutions, Inc. This group is 12-weeks ($175) with an optional book/journal.

Watch this moving clip created by Krystal.

To join us or for further questions, contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Teens Experiencing Depression/Anxiety Group

Girls CHAT (Courage, Hope and Trust) Group

For girls ages 13 - 18, experiencing depression and/or anxiety

Join us for a group where other girls your age can understand and support one another, you can learn healthy skills to help reduce depression and anxiety, and increase self-esteem and confidence.

Mondays, beginning Septemer 26th, 4:00 - 5:15, 8-weeks, $190

Groups will be facilitated y Becky Andrews, Licensed Professional Counselor at Resilient Solutions, Inc, 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah

To register contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Understanding Therapy

The nuts and bolts of therapy.  Therapist Christy, Cox, LCSW, will offer a four-week course:  Tuesdays, 11:30 - 1:00 beginning Aug 23rd or Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 beginning August 25th.  ($152 for 4-weeks).

A primer to understanding where we come from (behaviorally), why we are who we are and where would we like to be internally.  The course is intended to bring clarity, a kind of map, to the therapeutic process. 

Contact Christy at 801.243.4959 for further details.

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Some people worry that self-compassion is a private coccoon that will close them off from other people by making them selfish and self-centered.  The reverse is actually the case:  the more open hearted we are with ourselves, the closer we feel toward the rest of life.  Self-compassion is the foundation for kindness toward others.  Acceptance is in the present moment.  We start by befriending who we are today.  Full acceptance of ourselves, moment to moment makes it easier to adapt and change in the direction we'd like to go.  Christopher Germer, The Mindful path to self-compassion.    Contact Christy Cox, 801.243.4959 or Becky Andrews, 801.259.3883 to join one of our upcoming 8-week courses on Self-Compassion and Mindfulness Skills. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Freeing Yourself

Come learn Self-compassion and mindfulness skills.  8-week course taught by licensed therapists:  Christy Cox, LCSW and Becky Andrews, LPC.  Wednesdays, 4:45 - 6:00 beginning September 13th or Thursdays, 11:30 - 12:45 beginning September 14th.  To register or more information, contact Christy at 801.243.4959 or Becky at 801.259.3883. 

($295 - 8-week group ($38/group session), insurance may be billed. 

When bad things happen to us, we tend to have three unfortunate reations:  self-criticism, self-isolation, and self-absorption.  Neff's three components of self-compassion dirt us exactly in the opposite direction:  self-kindness, recognizing the common humanity in our experience, and a balanced approach to negative emotions
Christopher Germer, The mindful path to self-compassion

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Substance Dependency

Breaking the Cycle of Substance Dependency

Multiple attempts to beat addiction is not unordinary – in fact, it’s a common place theme for most who are trying time and time again to overcome addictive habits. Addictions can be extremely hard to break. Getting professional help is often the best way to gain control, even though it can take more than one try to break the addiction cycle, according to Dr. Joe Shrand, MD, medical director of the Castle Adolescent Rehabilitation Unit in Brockton, Massachusetts.

There is hope to break the substance dependency cycle. Addiction recovery is a process, and no one is a failure when one picks him/herself up from their fall, learns from it, and tries again. Here are 7 tips essential to recovery:

1. Start Safely – Detox is usually the first step, and done in a medical setting to monitor withdrawal symptoms.

2. Seek Lots of Support – Cultivate many healthy, caring relationships. Join a support group! Embracing this kind of support substantially increases your success to get clean for good.

3. Choose Right – Receive therapy/counseling from professionals who are board certified.

4. Address Everything – About 40% of those dealing with addictions suffer from mental health issues, such as depression, explains Dr. David Sack, MD, chief executive officer of Promises. Addressing all issues can help you learn how to prevent relapse.

5. Avoid Triggers – Learn coping skills, and carefully choose your environment to avoid temptations.

6. Manage Expectations – Be humble and realistic about your journey to recovery, counsels Dr. Shrand; it’s important to forgive yourself for all that has happened; and it’s just as important to take responsibility for your actions.

7. Be Vigilant – Temptations and cravings can be a struggle throughout your life. However, even if addiction recovery can be a lifelong battle, following these 7 tips will be successful tools to see you through!

Contact Monica Forsman, LAPC, for questions, information, and therapy on substance dependency at Resilient Solutions, Inc., in Bountiful, Utah.

Monica can be reached at (801) 604-5040 or email at:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Individual, Family, and Child Therapist

Michael Van Dam, LCSW, MT-BC.  Individual, Family and Child Therapist.  Michael is trained and experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and children in the following areas:

*Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adults with anxiety, depression, ocd, add, adhd, odd, and aspergers.
*Individual and group therapy for children adjusting to the consequences of divorce.
*Individual and Group Parent Coaching (emphasizing principles from "Parenting with Love and Logic").
*Family Counseling.

Michael recognizes that treatment becomes especially efficient and effective when he is given opportunity to involve parents, families, physicians, and school teachers in treatments. 

You may contact Michael at 801.815.6152, email:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Discovering Self-Compassion

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion 8-week course to begin the week of September 12th.  Contact Christy Cox, 801.243.4959 or Becky Andrews, 801.259.3883 for details.

Discovering Self-Compassion.  Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness, states:  This kind of compulsive concern with "I, me, and mine" isn't the same as loving ourselves ... Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive. 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Grief. Hope.

The book that we will use for our Fall Grief & Loss Groups is:  The Mourner's Book of Hope, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt.  His book has quotes, opportunities to write, and share our feelings and memories of our loved one.  Chapter One:  "It may be difficult for you to elieve right now, but you will survive this.  I know that you will survive because we all have the capacity to mourn in ways that integrate loss into our lives."

Contact Becky Andrews, LPC, 801.259.3883 for information on our upcoming grief groups.