Starting September 28, 2014, Overcash Therapy Services has partnered with Lynne Beck of New Journey Counseling and Yoga Instructors Jennifer Busco and Kate Yonclas to facilitate workshops for adolescent girls focusing on self-esteem, confidence, and inner strength building. Please visit www.iamcharlotteteens.com for more information or to register! The first event is free to those who pre-register!
Adolescence is an exciting phase of life; marked with many changes, learning experiences, gaining independence, and difficult situations. Many teens experience strong emotions during this time period both comfortable and uncomfortable. Teenage girls experience many external and internal pressures. Dealing with these pressures and managing the emotions associated can be difficult. Each and every teenage girl possess the tools needed to overcome these difficult times. Gaining access to your tools to achieve balance and life satisfaction is possible!
Happiness is a word that is used quite often and if you are struggling with finding happiness, it can seem like an arduous task. People who are happy and content with themselves and their place in life are not happy 24/7. Happiness and life satisfaction can help us get through the difficult times and the awareness that uncomfortable feelings will not feel as strong forever.
How are “happy people” happy? Sounds like a difficult question to answer. The answer is not simple. “Happy people” are satisfied with who they are, confident in themselves, have gained an understanding of who they are and what they stand for, can find gratitude (even in the small things) and enjoy “giving back.” Don’t be intimidated with this if you are struggling with happiness. Start off small. Find 1-3 gratitudes each day; they can be something small or something big. Focus one part of your day thinking about a positive decision you made that day. Sit with your proud or comfortable feelings for a bit. Even on “bad days” you made a positive decision and can find gratitude in that day! Think about your morals, values, and what is important to you. These type of exercises will help you develop an understanding of yourself. Reframe your negative thoughts and perceptions of situations into positive thoughts or find the positive in the situation. Lastly, surround yourself with positivity. This can be as small as using a cell phone wallpaper picture that elicits comfortable feelings or do something that will make you feel good.
Appreciate the ups and downs you experience in adolescence as they serve as building blocks for the future!
“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.
Katie Overcash will be facilitating an ongoing Social Skills group for boys and girls ages 6 – 10 starting in Fall 2013. Please fill out the form if interested in receiving information about the group once it is released. Details are not confirmed about the group as far as length of time, day of the week, or time of day. Feel free to contact Katie Overcash, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-981-1898 for more information or comments. Look forward to hearing from you!