Teaching Teens to be Okay with Feeling

How to Teach Teens it’s Okay to Feel Teaching Teens to be Okay with Feeling

As a society, one of our biggest issues is that we are cut off from our own emotions. We’re taught that sadness is bad, and happiness is good. The rising use of antidepressant medications says it all. While these medications do have legitimate uses, many doctors are far too quick to prescribe them to anyone who is going through a tough time. They’re too quick to offer pills instead of suggesting therapy, exercise, meditation, or other holistic options. We teach our kids not to use drugs to escape their problems, and then we turn around and support doing just that.

Teen Depression and Emotional Expression: Holding Space for Kids

Depression sometimes is triggered when negative feelings are held inside and avoided for an extended period. Perhaps one reason teen depression is so bad these days is kids don’t feel free to let their emotions out. Teens often have a hard time expressing themselves in general, and if their peers are the type to value being tough, finding avenues for emotional expression can be even harder.

It’s important to hold space for your entire family in a way that allows everyone to get things off their chest. These aren’t just teen issues. Many adults struggle to release pent-up emotions as well. If you can’t comfortably identify, sit with, and release your own feelings, how do you expect a teen with an undeveloped brain to do so? Lead by example by encouraging emotional expression and making sure your teens know that it’s okay to get angry or cry.

Reaching Out for Help: Expressing Emotion at a Mother-Daughter Retreat

Sometimes, a break from routine can be helpful. Your teen will see things from a new perspective and break free from the teen issues and influences that normally affect her. I run retreats that create a safe space for mothers and daughters in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. In this relaxing environment, you’ll be free to dig deep and get to the heart of the emotional issues that have been bothering your teen.

I host private mother-daughter retreats in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. These retreats create a sacred and secluded space to work through tough issues as mother and daughter. We can discuss teen anxiety, teen self esteem, and other issues that might be causing pain in your daughter’s world.

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Mother Daughter Retreats: Bonding for Moms and Daughters of All Ages

Whether you’re the mom of a teen girl or an adult woman, chances are that you could benefit from working on your relationship. I offer mother daughter retreats. for women of any age. When you come together with the intention of growing and sharing, amazing things can happen. If you’re interested,

Call me at  928-300-0447 or

Debra Beck

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