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Start the School year with an A

Parents of elementary school age children can help kids with some important attitudes toward school. The start of school in the Fall is an opportunity for all students that were struggling last year to start over again. The Fall is a great time for parents to look at the larger picture and change thoughts about the next nine months.

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Reflections Newsletter

San Francisco's Summer fog makes life a little more interesting. It can deepen our connection to this unique place or dampen our spirits. In this town where every other word is "disrupt this" or "re-engineer that", our weather gives us ample opportunity to see what that patterns are in our mind that we want to escape.

San Francisco's Summer fog makes life a little more interesting. It can deepen our connection to this unique place or dampen our spirits. In this town where every other word is "disrupt this" or "re-engineer that", our weather gives us ample opportunity to see what that patterns are in our mind that we want to escape.

San Francisco's Summer fog makes life a little more interesting. It can deepen our connection to this unique place or dampen our spirits. In this town where every other word is "disrupt this" or "re-engineer that", our weather gives us ample opportunity to see what that patterns are in our mind that we want to escape.
San Francisco's Summer fog makes life a little more interesting. It can deepen our connection to this unique place or dampen our spirits. In this town where every other word is "disrupt this" or "re-engineer that", our weather gives us ample opportunity to see what that patterns are in our mind that we want to escape.

San Francisco's Summer fog makes life a little more interesting. It can deepen our connection to this unique place or dampen our spirits. In this town where every other word is "disrupt this" or "re-engineer that", our weather gives us ample opportunity to see what that patterns are in our mind that we want to escape.

Anne Diedrich, MFT provides psychotherapy, with a mindfulness based focus at her office San Francisco, CA. Learn more about her practice by subscribing to her e-newsletter

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Time from the inside out

Our perception of time causes us stress. Why do some projects feel easy to complete and others get pushed off and off? There are many strategies and books to help ourselves and trick our minds into approaching a job with ease and less stress.

A recent study conducted at the University of Chicago Business School found that better productivity comes from relating to the goals in the present. Participants were given a deadline to complete a 4 hour project in 5 days. The group that was told on April 25th that they had until April 30th to complete the task started the task sooner than a second group told on April 29th that they must complete the task by May 5th. Researchers believe that the change in month for the due date created a barrier in the participant’s mind that allowed them to delay starting the task.

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Paternal Depression leads to problems with children

Why do we tend to overlook the mental health needs of new parents particularly the father’s needs? The emotional swings that accompany the mother’s experience after the birth of a child can often eclipse a vulnerable time for the father. Fathers are more involved than ever in caring and providing for newborns and involved with child rearing. Given the norm of two working parents and the stresses of parenthood, men often experience their first bout of depression after the birth of a child.

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What’s New

Starting in February 2015.
Pulling Together: a Mindfulness based group for children ages 7-9 that experience difficulties learning and balancing emotions. Parents will learn mindfulness practices too. Join this exciting and dynamic group

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Small Moments with ADHD

Meditation can help gain a small space in the fast-paced world that is parenting. Stepping out of what feels automatic can also bring more kindness and compassion to the tired mom, dad, and children, and opens parent’s eyes to new ways of relating to their child. Meanwhile, the child benefits from any time under the calming influence of the focused, unhurried mind–both their own and their parents.

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Reflections Newsletter: Summer 2014

I encourage families with teens to find people they can talk to and feel safe relating some of their innermost fears about their emotional ups and down.

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Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Finding a way to prioritize taking care of ourselves can help minimize the impact of stress in our lives. People who take time to relax and unwind fare better physically and emotionally

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Empathy

Empathy can be defined loosely as the ability to identify the feelings of another and use that information to guide a response. Sometimes I associate it to hearing the music not just the words someone is saying. Psychologists believe empathy is an essential skill that helps direct one’s thinking and action.

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