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Katie’s Bookshelf: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Mindset“Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck examines the concepts of “fixed” and “growth” mindsets.  A fixed mindset believes that talents come with us and cannot be improved upon.  A fixed mindset spends their time proving their abilities over and over again as well as externalizing and internalizing when problems occur.  On the other hand, a growth mindset believes that qualities can be improved upon due to efforts, work, and support from others.  When problems arise, a growth mindset would examine the issue and put a strategy in place to remediate.  “I can improve” vs “I give up.”

“What any person in the world can learn,  almost all persons can learn, if provided with the appropriate prior and current conditions of learning.”

Dweck provides a good understanding in the first few chapters of the two concepts including examples of academic and artistic ability.  She then moves into entire sections on sports, business, relationships, parents/teachers/coaches including how the mindsets show up and real world examples of fixed and growth.  Lastly, she goes into how to change your mindset to more of a growth.  The author points out that we all have fixed mindsets in certain areas and even “false-growth” mindsets.  This is important to understand as it is not black and white.

I really enjoyed this book.  Keeping the concept simple and unpacking it in various ways really drives the point home.  In a similar vein to Malcolm Gladwell, Dweck provides examples of people and businesses that truly exhibit these traits to help the really understand.  I was intrigued to continue reading, have found a new perspective for approaching our many intelligences, and learned what it takes to overcome setbacks or “failures.”

Read this book if:

  • You are willing to view and approach yourself differently
  • Are a leader, parent, coach, teacher, etc
  • Interested in change

Buy it Here

Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Ballantine Books.

Confident Girls Weekend “Crash Course” 2015

??????????????????????????????????Can’t make it to our “Confident Girls Summer Camp?”  This weekend “crash course” will be an abbreviated version.  Camp will be 8 hours total during the tentative days of Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26.  Time of day is TBA.  Potential topics covered will be self-esteem/confidence, communication, friendships, and coping skills.  Girls enrolled (current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) will have an opportunity to learn, discuss, and practice each topic while interacting with each other.  Cost for the weekend course is $160 for 8 hours.

If interested, please contact Katie(katie@katieovercash.com) or Lynne(lynne.beck@live.com).

Interested in a “crash course” for your own group?  Contact Katie and Lynne for more information.

Confident Girls Summer Camp for Adolescent Girls

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It is so important for young girls to be confident in themselves and develop a healthy body image, especially with the ever-changing societal pressures, social media images, and access to technology.  This “Confident Girls” group for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders will assist girls in enhancing their self-esteem and address topics including: expressing feelings, decision-making, conflict resolution (dealing with “mean girls”), body image, friendships, coping strategies, social media, and communication.  Girls at this age tend to struggle more with personal relationships than their male counterparts.  Girls who have high self-esteem feel secure and positive about themselves, confident in their ability to achieve goals, express their feelings, make positive choices, and care about others.  During this weeklong group, girls will learn about, engage in discussions, and practice these skills while interacting with their peers.   A yoga and meditation session will be included one afternoon as well as mindfulness practice. They will also have the opportunity to provide and receive feedback with their peers in a therapeutic setting while earning rewards for prosocial behavior.

Facilitated by Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC who have over 20 combined years experience in the mental health field in various setting such as school, residential, and outpatient.  Both licensed therapists have years experience running these groups/camps and currently own outpatient mental health businesses, Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and New Journey Counseling respectively.

Participation in the group includes 17.5 hours of direct contact with both licensed therapists and a 30 minute parental consultation at the conclusion of the week with either Katie or Lynne.

Space is limited for more individual attention, so register now!  Cost of the group is $350 with one partial scholarship available.  Contact Katie or Lynne if interested in the partial scholarship.

Confident Girls for Adolescents will be held Monday, July 20th through Friday, July 24th from 1pm to 4:30pm at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203.  Click here for Summer Camp Flyer.

Feel free to contact Katie Overcash (katie@katieovercash.com or 704.981.1898) or Lynne Beck (lynne.beck@live.com or 980.395.9310) for more information or questions.


Empower You: A Yogapeutic Workshop for Adolescent Girls

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**Workshop location has changed to 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC  28203** 

Empower You presented by Yoga Instructors Jennifer Busco ERYT 500 and Dorie Fusaro ERYT 230 of Yogirl and Mental Health Therapists Katie Overcash, LCSW of Overcash Therapy Services, PLLC and Lynne Beck, LPC of New Journey Counseling is a 2 hour workshop for adolescent females(12-17) focusing on confidence, self-esteem, and inner strength building.  This workshop will be held at 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28203 on Sunday, June 29th from 2pm – 4pm.  Cost is $35 and preregistration is required filling out the form and paying below.

This workshop will assist adolescent females in acquiring the tools needed to cope with everyday life through yoga and therapeutic processing.  Jennifer and Dorie will teach the girls the physical asana(movement) which helps them connect to their physical body and lends itself to self-acceptance.  Teens will engage in breathing exercises that are integral to a physical yoga practice but transcend into living coping skills.  Meditation will vary in methods of visualization, relaxation, and intention setting.  Katie and Lynne will lead the girls in therapeutic processing of the inner tools possessed by everyone needed for healthy self-esteem based on Virginia Satir’s methodology.

More dates to come!

Registration

1.  Fill out this form here.

2. Pay here.

Need more information or want to be notified of future dates?  Fill out the form below:

 

 

2013 Campers Rave About Our Social Skills and Confidence Camps

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“I surprised myself by the way that I was participating in the group…I am a Confident Girl.”

“It was really good and I learned a lot.  These tips are definitely going to help me out in the real world.”

“I found this camp very helpful.”

Due to popular demand, Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC are please to announce that “Confident Girls Summer Camp” is back in 2014 and now offered on 2 different dates.  If interested in more information about our “Confident Girls” Summer Camp in 2014 please click here.

Look for our ads at Charlotte Parent Online Camp Fair and South Charlotte Weekly.