Monthly Archives: May 2016

Your Child May Qualify for FREE Summer Camp at Jamison Consultants

There are some really great benefits to sending your kids to camp:

1. Life skills development to improve quality of life:

  • Basic living skills
  • Healthy living habits
  • Self-care skills.

2. Problem-solving and decision-making skills training to develop personal empowerment.

3. Interpersonal Skills Training: Encouraging self-management, socialization, and communication skills.

4. Activities that promote recovery, restore skills, and develop adaptive behaviors that may include the following:

  • Selection of nutritional food
  • Verbalize thoughts, feelings, and ideas in a supportive environment
  • Improving concentration and attention

5. Team building activities:

  • Art therapy
  • Group exercises & recreation
  • Reinforce positive social skills
  • Leadership activities
  • Field trips; including Coastal Discovery Museum and beach day
May 27th, 2016||

Probiotics & Mental Health

Once thought as a digestive aid, probiotics are proving more useful than ever

The stomach contains over 400 kinds of bacteria (Favaro & Philip, 2015). Some of these are bad bacteria; nasty culprits in stomach flus, infections, constipation, and many other ailments. Naturally, some stomach bacteria are good; leveling acidity and aiding in digestion. These heroes of the germ world are known as probiotics.  Now, science is proving that these bacteria may be a contributing factor in mental health.

Although researchers are not exactly certain how they work, probiotics have the task of helping food move successfully through the entire digestive system. In turn, the whole body is effected by what they do (DiLonardo, 2015). In two studies conducted last year, findings indicated that high doses of probiotics may help to eliminate certain mental health problems.  

May 3rd, 2016||