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Should I Forgive My Abusive Mother? Julie Hanks on Rewind 100.7

Should I Forgive My Abusive Mom?I’m giddy about being invited to talk with listeners on the Todd and Erin Morning Show. They’re now on air weekdays at Rewind 100.7 FM! I chatted with caller “Nicole” about whether or not to forgive her mother who has a history of alcoholism and abusive behavior.

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Should You Spank? Julie Hanks on Rewind 100.7

I talked with caller “Mike” on Todd and Erin Morning Show on Rewind 100.7 FM about how he and his ex-wife disagreed about how to discipline: his wife spanked and he disagreed with it. It ultimately ended their marriage.

How can you handle differences in discipline between parents? What are alternatives to spanking?

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This Week At WFT 4/14/2014

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Women’s DBT Skills Group

Tuesday, April 15th, 6-7:30 pm

Monette Cash, LCSW leads our DBT Women’s Group. A 3-series skills group that teaches basic skills such as how to manage your emotions so they don’t control your life, how to cope effectively with difficult relationships, and learning how to react calmly rather than impulsively in order to avoid unhealthy escapes. This 3 module skill group will run in 6 week segments and
all are necessary to have lasting success. Register Now!

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How To Survive Friendship Breakups: Julie Hanks on Studio 5

Finding friends as adults can be challenging. We may even find ourselves feeling left out when those friendships don’t hold up. Julie offers her advice for handling friendship break-ups.

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This Week At WFT 4/7/14

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 Christine Holding presenting at The 2014 Generations Conference

Monday, April 7th, 2:30 pm

Christine Holding, AMFT will join Jack Boden, CMHC at the 2014 Generations Conference. Presentations topics include Emotionally Focused Therapy and Lifespan Integration. This is a conference for mental health professionals.

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The Positive Pledge

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Often times we get down in the dumps and very critical of ourselves and cannot see past the negatives. I came across this cool concept by Jon Gordon called “The Positive Pledge” which states the following:

I pledge to be a positive person and positive influence on my family, friends, co-workers, and community.

I promise to be positively contagious and share more smiles, laughter, encouragement, and joy with those around me.

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Improving Communication In Your Relationships

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It is a rare relationship that does not experience difficulties in communication from time to time. Sometimes we feel that nothing we say is understood correctly – that everything is misconstrued. Or we get stuck in arguments that just spin around and around, going nowhere. Or we feel that our partner is dismissive of what we are trying to say — that he or she really doesn’t care. When we care deeply for another human being, we are our most vulnerable – and also our most human. We make mistakes. We say what we don’t mean. We don’t say what we do mean. We retreat. We attack.

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Julie Hanks Featured on U of U Alumni Honor Roll

Wasatch Family Therapy’s executive director, Julie Hanks, LCSW was honored this week on the University of Utah’s alumni honor roll. Recognized for her professional accomplishments, the alumni association acknowledges Julie’s accomplishments as a top Social Healthmaker in Mental Health by Dr. Oz’s Sharecare, author of The Burnout Cure, and business owner of Wasatch Family Therapy, and PhD student in Marriage and Family Therapy at University of Louisiana Monroe

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