The Power of Yoga and Its Ability to “Unlock” Emotions

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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The belief that emotions are locked in the body has become widespread in recent years. What does that really mean? And how can yoga help unlock whatever is stuck? Let’s imagine a person sitting in a crossed legged position on the floor.  This person appears confident and at ease.  Her spine is tall, head lifted, […]

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The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

by TK Staff
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Marijuana has been around for many decades; conversely, synthetic marijuana is fairly new. That is only the beginning of what separates these two similarly named, yet decidedly different, recreational drugs. Marijuana is grown in soil—synthetic marijuana is created in a lab. Importantly, marijuana is a relatively benign drug, whereas its synthetic counterpart has the power […]

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Family Therapy and Eating Disorders

by Stanley Selinger, PhD - Family Therapist
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Families are systems that shape us, motivate us, but also leave us vulnerable with wounds and expectations.  Families with a member that has an eating disorder have often been characterized as enmeshed, overprotective, overly rigid, or as having a strong tendency to avoid conflict with a lack of conflict resolution. These families create poor boundaries […]

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Domestic Violence: Awareness Can Lead To Change

by TK Staff
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Domestic violence is nothing new; what is new is the spotlight placed on this painful topic due to recent issues in the National Football League (NFL.) The scandal involving Ray Rice and his then fiancée, and other cases of domestic violence throughout the league, continues to alarm the nation. Domestic violence is not only pervasive, […]

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Join The Voices – Timberline Knolls Celebrates National Recovery Month

by TK Staff
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For the past 25 years, September has been celebrated as National Recovery month. The focus of the month is to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, effective treatment is […]

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Effective Family Communication

by Stanley Selinger, PhD - Family Therapist
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In what areas does your family communications break down?  Everyone in a family is affected by another family member’s problems. Yet the family can have a major influence on long-term recovery and adjustment from eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, mood disorders and most other problems. People erroneously believe that because they can speak words, they […]

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Do or Do Not: There is no Try

by Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW - Clinical Training and Outcomes Director
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Yoda said it best, “Do or do not, there is no try” while training Luke Skywalker on the ways of the Jedi in The Empire Strikes Back. Residents in our DBT groups recognize this statement when we ask them to become their own Force, to commit to a more meaningful life. All humans approach change […]

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Timberline Knolls Recognizes National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2014

by TK Staff
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PTSD is defined as a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) states that living through or witnessing an unexpected, dangerous, violent and/or disastrous moments are factors that can lead to this condition. A person involved in a deadly […]

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When Pain Leads to Real Gain

by Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW - Clinical Training and Outcomes Director
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Frequently I’m asked by other clinicians how, as a therapist, I can ask people to sit with painful emotions. Because the truth is, it “is” a painful experience and we all want our clients to feel better. These clinicians point to the extreme histories of emotional pain and trauma of their clients and tell me that […]

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TK Recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month

by TK Staff
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May is an extraordinary month. We celebrate Mother’s Day and in many parts of our country, April showers bring May flowers. For the past 65 years, May has also been National Mental Health Awareness Month. The intent of this awareness month is to increase understanding of mental health issues and how profoundly they affect those […]

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