Friday, September 27, 2013

Resiliency Skills.

Resiliency Skill #5:
Nurture an attitude of gratitude. Before going to bed at night make a mental list of everything you have to be grateful for. Gratitude is one of the basic underpinnings of contentment and stress resilience. 

It's the weekend - Be GRATEFUL!

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Melanie Holt, ACMHC in Bountiful, Utah.

Melanie Holt, ACMHC, specializes in grief and loss, including death, divorce, chronic illness, and addictions. Melanie works with individuals and couples who are going through transitions including: retirement, individuals going away to school, empty nesters, and individuals returning from missions. Melanie also offers group therapy on life transitions, and grief related topics. She facilitates a number of Grief Groups at RSI including groups for Teens, Spouses and a Group for those who have lost a loved one to Suicide. To schedule an appointment call 801-718-9840.
She will be offering a course on Mindfulness and Stress Reduction to begin, Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30.

Contact her at 801.718.9840 or email:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Stress Management Course. Bountiful, Utah

With kids back in school and holidays approaching, stress and anxiety can feel like an unmanageable growing pile of leaves.

Stress and anxiety cannot be resolved in a 6-week course, but it is plenty of time to learn about implementing tools that can help you dig out of the mess.

Learn the difference between stress and anxiety, how they work together and how you can learn to manage both.

Group will be held on Tuesdays at 11:30 AM beginning October 8 - November 19.  ($20/group session) at Resilient Solutions, Inc. 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah.  Groups will be facilitated by Licensed Therapist: Melanie Holt, ACMHC.  To register contact her at 801.718.9840.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

For dad's who have had a child die. Group in Bountiful, Utah

Our dad's group will be meeting this Thursday, September 26, 5:30 - 6:45 at Resilient Solutions, Inc, 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful.  4-week group ($75).  To join us, contact Michael Van Dam, LCSW, 801.815.6152.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Building your coping resources.

Resiliency Skill #1:
Build your coping resources. Exercise, meditate, practice yoga or some other form of relaxation on a regular basis. These activities (when practiced regularly) not only help you relax after a stressful day, they help make more impervious to stress in the future. (Remember what makes a resiliency skill different from a stress management skill is the resiliency skill helps you build an immunity to stress where stress bothers you less and less.

To join Melanie Holt's Stress and Anxiety Clean up - contact her at 801.718.9840.  Course begins next Thursday, October 3 at 11 AM.  Limited space.  6-week course, $20/group.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Resilient Kids in Troubling Times

Another greatarticle on Raising Resilient Kids.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Girls Teen Group at RSI

Teen Group: an 8 week self-esteem group discussing issues of positive self-talk, boundary setting, self-nurturing, stress management, and trust issues. Group starts September 30, 2013 Contact Lisa Bradford, LCSW, at 801.660.8441 for details.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Parent's Grief Support. Bountiful, Utah

The loss of a child is difficult. Parents are simply not supposed to outlive their children and no parent is prepared for a child's death.
It is important to remember that how long your child lived does not determine the size of your loss. Parents are intimately involved in the daily lives of young children, and death changes every aspect of family life, often leaving an enormous emptiness. The death of an older child or adolescent is difficult because children at this age are beginning to reach their potential and become independent individuals. When an adult child dies, you not only lose a child, but often a close friend, a link to grandchildren, and an irreplaceable source of emotional and practical support. If you lost your only child, you may also feel that you have lost your identity as a parent, and perhaps the possibility of grandchildren.
In addition to grieving the loss of your child, you may find that you grieve the loss of the hopes and dreams you had for your child, as well as the potential that will never be realized and the experiences you will never share. The pain of these losses will always be a part of you. Yet with time, most parents find a way forward and begin to experience happiness and meaning in life once again.  (
Connecting with others who are experiencing this loss can help in this process:
Mom’s Group for women who have had a child die.  Mondays, 11:00 - 12:15
Ongoing group meets every other week.  Contact Becky Andrews LCMHC, 801.259.3883 for the schedule.  ($20/group)

Dad’s Group for men who have had a child die. 5:30 – 6:45, Thursdays.  Next 4-week group to begin Thursday, September 26. ($75/4-weeks).  Contact Michael Van Dam, LCSW, 801.815.6152 to join. 

We hope you will join us.  You will find an incredible group of parents who will be a support.  

Resilient Solutions, Inc.
1355  N. Main, Ste. 1
Bountiful, Utah


We delight in the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

Maya Angelou

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Comfort In. Dump Out.

Great article.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Painting in our office

Walking through our hallway there is a special painting by Susan.  It celebrates resilience!  You can read about her journey here.