"I help gifted 'misfits' unlock their superpowers"
-Dr. J.J. Kelly
I’ve heard it before: the panic, the worry, the guilt in your voice because you’re a parent that just discovered that your kid is hurting themselves- on purpose. I’m sorry. That must be so scary. And I get it - it’s not just about getting them to stop cutting - which IS necessary, it’s also about teaching them tools for how to cope with difficult feelings AND how to experience the joy in life.
Let’s find that healthy, happy kid you once knew and lead them into young adulthood. I’ve been doing that for the last 15 years, and I have learned that educating the parents is an essential part of the plan.
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Move your kid forward to becoming a healthy, active, joyful young adult
“I remember the 'Golden Rule' from kindergarten: "treat others how you want to be treated".... it also goes for your relationship with yourself... treat yourself how you want to be treated. It doesn't matter who you are, how you've messed up, how you've succeeded or failed, everyone deserves to be loved and cared for, especially from themselves. Be compassionate with yourself like you would with a friend who is struggling. There is only one person that you are required to spend the rest of your life with, and that's yourself. I believe self-compassion self-care are the most valuable and important things to learn, they also set great foundation for feeling connected and compassionate with others. It does get better, we have to be willing to try.”
— 21 year old athlete, student,