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 RelationTIPS Newsletter 
February 2011 
Greetings!

In February we celebrating love. At Wasatch, we want to help you create connections and share your love with relationships that matter most. So, this month we want to highlight staying connected in our modern world, and tips to keep the spark alive after having children. Also, because you love your kids we have some advice on building your child's self-esteem and why it's important protect them against a controversial video game releasing this week in the US.

I'm also excited to share a great opportunity to for you to get free professional advice from me and 3 other licensed therapist this Sat. Attend Psych Central's "Ask the Therapist" Facebook event.

Enjoy!
Julie Hanks, LCSW
Owner/Clinical Director
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Connected 4G INTIMACY
Staying Connected in Today's Modern World

by Clair Mellenthin, LCSW

 

In today's world, communication is instant.  We were able to witness the fall of the regimes in Egypt and Tunisia half a world away, simultaneously as the protesters watched these events happen.  Our norm is fast, faster, and fastest.  We expect communication to be instant, immediate, and relevant.  With the onset of Twitter, Facebook, the Ipad, etc, the world is at our fingertips.  However, for all of the great advances that these technological devices give to us, they are taking away one of the most important aspects of the human condition- face to face connection and interaction in our relationships.

 

With the rise of technology, our face to face time is rapidly decreasing.  Recent research states that women are texting 150% more often than phoning to their loved ones, while men are texting 37% more.  Some of this is great news, it is much easier to text "pick up some milk please" than having to call into your husband's office and talk to him directly.  Where it starts to impact the quality of our relationships, is when couples (young and old!) are texting or IMing each other about major relationship issues and attempting to resolve conflict or decide on big life decisions without even seeing one another.  


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Live PSYCH CENTRAL ASK A THERAPIST EVENT 
Live Facebook Event TOMORROW
Psych Central

Julie Hanks, LCSW will be among 4 therapists from PsychCentral.com's Ask the Therapist column who will be answering your mental health and relationship questions LIVE on Facebook this Saturday, February 26th from 2-5PM MT. "Like" the PsychCentral Facebook page and get your questions ready. 

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SelfEsteemHOW TO ASSESS YOUR CHILD'S SELF-ESTEEM    

What's Normal And When You Should Worry   

Julie Hanks on Studio 5
Julie Hanks LCSW on Studio 5

 

Self-esteem, a popular construct used to describe an individual's inner experience, has two parts: how you define yourself, and how you evaluate yourself. It's easier to evaluate your own experience than someone else's subjective experience, even your own child.  

Here are some signs of healthy self-esteem, some examples of when you should be concerned about your child's self-esteem, and how you can help them develop healthy self-esteem.

 

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 PROTECT YOUR CHILD FROM VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES 

videoClair Mellenthin Speaks Out on National FoxNews.com  

FoxNews.com LogoClair Mellenthin, LCSW recently spoke out about the dangers of violent, gory, and sexualized video games in an article earlier this week on FoxNews.com "Bulletstorm: Censored in Germany, Coming to America"

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SparkKEEPING THE SPARK ALIVE IN MARRIAGE     

7 Tips To Help Parents Keep The Fires Burning 

Julie Hanks quoted on SheKnows Parenting.com 

She Knows Parenting
If keeping the spark alive is such work, why bother? "Attending to your partner romantically is crucial at every stage of a relationship because it distinguishes your relationship from all other connections," explains Licensed therapist Julie Hanks, LCSW, owner and director of Wasatch Family Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Sharing emotional and physical intimacy sets your relationship apart from relationships with others."
adhd HOW DO YOU RATE YOUR MARRIAGE

Julie Hanks on KSL Radio's Nightside Project 

Julie Hanks Radio

 

Julie was recently invited to weigh in on some very interesting Nightside Project topics. Hear her thoughts on:

How to rate your marriage?
Why are we so stress and anxious?

 

TantrumJULIE JOINS TODD AND ERIN ON B98.7 RADIO      

Listen Monday Mornings    

B98.7
Join Julie Monday mornings at 7:10 am when she joins B98.7's Todd and Erin show to offer her good advice for You and Yours.

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CONNECT WITH OTHER WOMEN 


Join our Young Adult Women's Group
Weekly on Wed. at 6PM

WFT Women's GroupJoin other women who are working through life's challenges. Topics include anxiety, depression, expressing needs, developing healthy relationships and creating realistic expectations of yourself. The cost is $25 per session. Led by Haylee Heyn, MFT Intern.

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FREE PARENT CONSULTATIONS

25 Min Consult with Jill Zuniga, APC   money

Wondering if your child could use someone to talk to or benefit from therapy. Jill Zuniga, APC is offering free 25 min parent consultations for young children and adolescents. 
 

Call 801-944-4555 or
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We hope you've enjoyed this edition of WFT RelationTIPS. Watch for March's issue.  

Sincerely,


Julie A. Hanks, LCSW
Wasatch Family Therapy, LLC