Journaling To A Happier You

A Note From the LA Teen Therapist & Life Coach

You are the creator of your life, and thus, the most important person in your world. It is essential to discover as much as you can about who you are. – Sandra

In any moment you are complete just as you are. The person you will be in 20 years from now resides within you right now. Your job, in this lifetime, is to give yourself the room to express your best self. To do this, you must clear out the emotional baggage you have started to accumulate and examine all the things you believe are important.

By understanding how you create the world you live in, you can take charge and start building a life that fulfills you. The process of journaling is designed to teach you how to meet life honestly and openly, and work through your feelings, experiencing your emotions completely. Examining your life challenges allows you figure out ways to resolve them.

If teens are willing to make a commitment to writing in a journal every day, the process of self-reflection can guide them toward a more independent and fulfilled life. If teens want to be the master of their own destiny, journaling is a great way to begin.

 

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… EMPOWERING TEENS TO BE THEIR BEST SELVES.

“The best example of Sandra’s work is in my daughter’s renewed enthusiasm and attitude towards life. My daughter now sees every problem as one that can be solved, every uncomfortable experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sandra’s work with my daughter has helped her become a more secure, confident and happy individual.”

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Dealing With Your Teen’s Hurt Feelings

A Note From the LA Teen Therapist & Life Skills Coach

When people hurt your teen’s feelings, or let them down, help them see this as an opportunity to move toward the kind of life they want to experience. – Sandra

HOLDING A POSITIVE FOCUS
If long time friends seem to be growing apart from you, this does not mean that you are unlovable, or that you will never speak to them again. Sometimes people and situations change and we need to say goodbye.

DON’T FOCUS ON FEAR
It is understandable for you to try and protect yourself from pain by being hesitant about starting new relationships. However, making new friends prove themselves over and over is an exhausting task to ask of them.

TRY REACHING OUT INSTEAD
Try to see the challenging situations from a more neutral perspective, trusting that in every moment, each person is doing their best. Focus on seeing the positive qualities in others. Practice being more gentle with yourself.

Note: If your teen is struggling socially or emotionally, I can help you to discover the cause and remedy it. I invite you take that critical next step, and allow me to demonstrate the support I can offer to you and your family.

… EMPOWERING TEENS TO BE THEIR BEST SELVES.

“The best example of Sandra’s work is in my daughter’s renewed enthusiasm and attitude towards life. My daughter now sees every problem as one that can be solved, every uncomfortable experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sandra’s work with my daughter has helped her become a more secure, confident and happy individual.”

Worried About Your Teen? FREE Parent Consultation

For more information, please visit my website:

SandraDupont.com

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Adolescent Therapist|Parent Coach|Teen Mentor

Providing service for: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Beverly Glen, Culver City, Brentwood, Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Topanga Beach and Topanga Canyon, Ocean Park, Hancock Park, West Hollywood.

Teaching Teens Self-Reflection

DIGESTING LIFE EXPERIENCES
Self-reflection allows teens to determine what about a situation is unpleasant, and then come up with ways of dealing more effectively with similar experiences. They may come to realize that there are certain skills they still need to learn. They might also come to recognize ways to avoid or turn around those situations in the future.

Self-reflection allows teens to figure out more effective ways of being who they want to be in the world.

MAKING TIME FOR SELF-REFLECTION
The world is full of distractions, and many things that appear more exciting to teens than making time out for self-reflection. Yet, self-reflection allows teens to direct their lives instead of feeling ruled by forces outside of their control.

The kind of wisdom and self-control required for teens to become independent young adults doesn’t come all at once. It is gained by learning from their mistakes, and utilizing their experiences to lay a solid foundation for their life. 

FACILITATING SELF-AWARENESS
Try to set aside a portion of time each week to sit down with your teen to check in and discuss how they feel about the direction their life is going in. The best way to approach this is by inviting safe, heartfelt discussions. Ideally, you want to consider setting aside 20 minutes a day where there are no interruptions. Turn off cell phones and try to pick a time when you do not have other things that either of you need to be doing.

Try and stay on one topic during each discussion. Acknowledge your teen when self-awareness is successfully demonstrated and gently facilitate the process with open-ended questions when it is not. Try to make this a positive experience for your child.

Note: If your teen is struggling socially or emotionally, I can help you to discover the cause and remedy it. I invite you take that critical next step, and allow me to demonstrate the support I can offer to you and your family.

Worried About Your Teen? Schedule a FREE Parent Consultation.

CREATE A TEEN JOURNALING & DISCUSSION GROUP

using my new book

“WHAT WOULD YOUR TEEN THERAPIST SAY?

A Workbook For Discovering Your True Self-Expression”

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… EMPOWERING TEENS TO BE THEIR BEST SELVES.

“The best example of Sandra’s work is in my daughter’s renewed enthusiasm and attitude towards life. My daughter now sees every problem as one that can be solved, every uncomfortable experience as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sandra’s work with my daughter has helped her become a more secure, confident and happy individual.”

Worried About Your Teen? FREE Parent Consultation

For more information, please visit my website:

SandraDupont.com

verified by Psychology Today

Adolescent Therapist|Parent Coach|Teen Mentor

Providing service for: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Beverly Glen, Culver City, Brentwood, Westwood, Marina Del Rey, Mar Vista, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Topanga Beach and Topanga Canyon, Ocean Park, Hancock Park, West Hollywood.