All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Sunrise Residential Treatment Center was honored to welcome two days of psycho-education and one full day of silent meditation practice.
Mental health professionals from all over the world came to learn new ways to incorporate mindfulness into their personal and professional practice. Randy Wolbert, who was personally trained by Marsha Linehan (founder of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), shared years of insight and experience ranging from the history of mindfulness practices around the world to personal stories of his own daily practice. Connie Wood, an educational consultant from Detroit, Michigan, stated "The event was a solid combination of continuing education on the mindfulness aspect of DBT [Dialectical Behavioral Therapy] and opportunity to participate in an in-depth mindfulness experience. I found it benefited me both personally and professionally."
"My biggest take away from this training", says Laura Smith, Sunrise Residential Director, "is that the only real time we have is right now - this very moment. The past is just that the past and the future is yet to be. I appreciated the simplicity of this and how it grounded me in that moment. I have caught myself reflecting on this when I feel overwhelmed and just that simple thought has really helped me be more present and grounded in the moment. I look forward to being able to put this into practice as I work with our students and families." Sunrise looks forward to collaborating with Behavioral Tech more in the future.
About Sunrise RTC
Sunrise is a residential treatment center for adolescent girls ages 13-17 aimed at uncovering the academic, social and emotional potential of girls who have been held back by emotional or behavioral struggles. Sunrise combines the warmth of a home, the safety and clinical expertise of a residential treatment program and the community access of a transition program.