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Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, by Michael A. A. Gass, "Lee" Gillis, Keith C. C. Russell
"Adventure Therapy masterfully weds a half-century of rich clinical practice with well-reasoned theory and promising research. The editors have skillfully woven a convincing, exciting, and visionary fabric of support for an intervention that has been shown to be life changing."
Gary M. Burlingame, Past-President APA (2011).
Adventure Education: Theory and Applications, by Dick Prouty, Jane Panicucci, Rufus Collinson
Project Adventure is a non-profit that provides leadership in the expansion of adventure-based experiential programming. In its 32-year history, Project Adventure has had its programs adopted and adapted throughout the world. Its Rainbow Lake Campus in Covington, Georgia, helps youths enrolled in court-adjudicated programs to become productive citizens. It also has partnerships with Prescott University in Arizona and the University of New Hampshire.
Active Interventions for Kids and Teens: Adding Adventures and Fun to Counseling, by Jeffrey S. Ashby, Terry Kottman, Donald (Author), Ph.D. DeGraaf
Meeting the Challenge of Bipolar Disorder: Self Help Strategies that Work! 33 Practical Ideas for Recovery, Remission and Prevention
by the AYCNP, Gabrielle Woods PhD (Editor), Dr. Laura Pipoly (Foreword)
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What is Natural Psychology
You can overcome mental health disorders and difficulties with all-natural methods, without drugs utilizing self help, drug-free professional help, and employing lifestyle changes. By developing personal coping skills most can show marked improvement in their mental health.
What specific ways can help adults, teens and children to overcome symptoms associated with mental health or mood disorders, and how can this be accomplished without drugs?
Are depression and bipolar disorder lifetime disorders, or can the symptoms associated with these disorders be alleviated and brought into a state of remission? What about ADHD, what are the symptoms and solutions, and how can childhood ADHD be addressed without medication? "Natural Psychology" can accomplish this for many.Many are distressed by the side effects of psychiatric drugs, including those of antidepressants. Thousands if not millions of Children and teens are being overdiagnosed and overmedicated with strong psychiatric drugs. Many children and adults are prescribed four or more prescriptions at one time. It is generally acknowledged by authoritative medical professionals, that psychiatric drugs treat symptoms, rather than the disorder. This site discusses viable theoretically frameworks in psychology such as positive psychology and the bioecological model of mental health, which have a more solid foundation in sociological and psychological realities than the "medical model," on which the "label and drug" method of addressing psychiatric disorders is based. Overcoming mental health difficulties requires commitment, some sacrifice, hard work and perseverance, but it has been done and is being accomplished by many today.
Music Therapy - What Music Therapy Is and How it Helps - Professional Music Therapy Exercise for Depression and Bipolar Disorder 14 Ideas to Help Quit Smoking and 10 Benefits of Quitting Smoking Howard Gardner Intelligence Schema Helps in Teaching Children with ADHD - AYCNP ADHD Blog
(off-site) Emil Kraeplin, the Degenerative Theory and its Implications for Psychiatry and Stigma Bipolar Disorder Story - Dr. Liz Miller permanently overcomes bipolar disorder through lifestyle changes, writing therapy, and mood mapping. The Medical Model - Psychiatric Labeling and Drugging Psychiatric Labeling and Drugging - newly edited and professionally reviewed Schizophrenia Memoir - Illuminating Schizophrenia: Insights Into the Uncommon Mind book synopsis - Insightful memoir into causes, description, types, emotions, relationship issues from counselor and college psychology teacher with schizophrenia. 20 Faces - Fun Grade School Activities - Free Printable Worksheets Coaching for Bipolar Disorder in Adults - Bipolar disorder coach specialist Bradley Foster, MA details his methods in working with clients with bipolar disorder. Coaching for bipolar disorder can be more effective than therapy, though not excluding therapy, it is often used in conjunction with other treatments. The eBook version of Superar el Trastorno por Deficit de Atencion con Hiperactividad (TDAH) Sin Medicacion: Guia para Padres y Educadores (Spanish Edition), will be available on Amazon Kindle for free Friday, January 11 and Saturday January 12. Self Help Writing - Journaling for Mental Health Self Help Bipolar Disorder Natural Cures - Creating artwork can be a side-effect free natural mood stabilizer and an outlet for the hyper-creativity that those prone to bipolar disorder often excel in. Education and Psychoeducation for Self and Family for Mental Health Wellness Exercise, Mental Health --- Regular Exercise Contributes to Good Mental Health. ----------Positive, Natural Self-Help for Depression, Bipolar Disorder Living With Bipolar Disorder - Self-Determination ---Towards developing personal responsibility, with the goal of recovery and remission. Dealing with Bipolar Disorder: Self Monitoring for Relapse Prevention Help for Bipolar Disorder - Coaching Life Without Television Can Have Psychological Benefits Therapy Success - Honesty Promotes Healing Marijuana and Depression - Marijuana use contributes to depression in a significant percentage of users. Marijuana use, schizophrenia closely linked. Suicide risk increased. Teen Depression - Time Listening to Popular Music Correlated with Major Depression - Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) - in Adolescents
Self Help for Bipolar Disorder|
Self help for bipolar disorder is often overlooked in favor of pharmaceutical treatment based on the medical model. Self help for bipolar disorder can be effective. It takes hard work, determination and patience, but you can overcome symptoms of bipolar disorder, with the goals of recovery and remission.
Music is a powerful force in mental health. Music can elevate our moods, change the chemical balance of our mind, or cause us to identify with powerful emotions of love or hate, peace or anger, joy or sadness. You do not necessarily need to see music identify with it, therefore, music is something we experience in our mind. Psychology and music are powerfully connected.
Drugging Our Children: How Profiteers Are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest, and What We Can Do to Stop It (Childhood in America), edited by Sharna Olfman, PhD Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families,
by Peter Breggin, MD
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Children's media issues: Facing the Screen Dilemma Young Children, Technology and Early Education, by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood - Free Download courtesy of the CCFC (on-site)
Another good resource is the book, Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs - Published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center.
Reference for Bipolar Disorder Self-Help: MoodSwings: An Online Self Help Program for Bipolar Disorder www.moodswings.net.au MoodSwings is currently conducting a clinical study on the effectiveness of their online program (not affiliated with the AYCNP).
eBooks from the AYCNPMeeting the Challenge of Bipolar Disorder: Self Help Strategies that Work! , by the Association for Natural Psychology, Gabrielle Woods PhD (Editor), Laura Pipoly PC EdD (Foreword) Self help for bipolar disorder is effective. By developing an array of coping skills and making gradual, incremental changes in lifestyle, mood swings are less dramatic and mood stability can be attained. $4.99
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Checklist for Parents by Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology . This is a Kindle edition available for $.99