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  • Codependent No More Workshop

    Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Ten Week Codependent No More Workshop  

    During the workshop we will be discussing the characteristics of codependency, how codependency traits are formed, the affect of codependent thinking and behavior on your family relationships, communications, work life, stress level, conduct, and self-confidence and how to make changes in your life.

    Ask Yourself ...  

     Are the opinions of others more important than your own?
     Do you feel rejected when significant others spend time with friends?
     Are you uncomfortable expressing your true feelings to others?
     Do you frequently feel inadequate or doubt your ability?
     Do you feel like a "bad person" when you make a mistake?
     Do you have difficulty taking compliments or gifts?
     Do you feel humiliation when your child or spouse makes a mistake?
     Do you feel other peoples mistakes are your responsibility?
     Do you think the success of people in your life need your constant efforts?
     Do you have trouble saying "no" when asked for help?
     Do you have trouble asking for help?

    Did you answer yes to many of these questions, join us !

    Where "1201 N Beneva Road Sarasota FL[Link Removed] 

    When   Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 PM for 10 weeks

          Starting   February 9, 2011

    We will be using the book "Codependent No More" by Melody Beattie.

    Call Cheryl Gowin at (407) 222-7923 or 941-807-3974 for more details.

    Sponsored by "Discovery Counseling[Link Removed] 

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  • Helping your teens and their sleep patterns.

    Posted on Saturday, August 7, 2010

    Summer is almost over and the kids are nearing going back to school.  Now, how to get the kids back on a healthy sleep routine?

    Learn about teen sleep patterns  Signs of insufficient sleep are:   difficulty waking, falling asleep in the middle of the day, becoming irritable, and on the weekends sleeping for extra long periods.   Sleep deprivation can increase chance of a car accidents, affect your teen's health, reduce school performance,  cause depression, increase substance abuse, be behind aggressive conduct, and create behavior problems.

    Talk with your teens.   Your goal is to help you teen make good choices on how to balance school, work, and activity with healthy sleep needs.  

    Plan ahead  Has his/her sleeping habits changed over the summer.  Moving  back to school time should be  gradually and the transition can take several days to several weeks to complete.

    Set Boundaries for Sleep   Review your home environment to make sure it promotes healthy sleep habits.  Quiet time in the evenings should be free of loud music and bright lighting.  Limit your teen's use of a computer, radio, TV, phone or instant messaging close to bedtime is always a good idea.  Having a TV in the teen's room is never a good idea.

    Limit Caffeine  Consuming caffeine can disturb sleep hours later.  Look at what you have around the house that may contain caffeine;  coffee, soda, chocolate and some pills.  

    Be a good role model   It may not seem like it, but your teen is still watching what you do.  Making good sleep habits high priority for yourself will rub off on your teen.

    Seek help  If you think your teen may have a sleep disorder, don't be afraid to seek out the help of a professional counselor. Sleepiness can be a sign of other  conditions.

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