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Summer Adventures at Dragonfly

Wednesday, 22. August 2018

Summer offers a wonderful opportunity for Dragonfly students to take a break from the school year with outdoor adventure-based trips. For many young adults who experience anxiety and depression, or who struggle to find new passions and direction in life, these outdoor trips invite them to explore new edges, deepen friendships, and develop self-confidence. This…

What in the World is Brainspotting?

Thursday, 28. June 2018

It’s widely agreed that unresolved trauma affects our nervous systems and contributes to depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many of the other challenges that lead young people to seek treatment in programs such as Dragonfly Transitions. Therapeutic techniques such as Brainspotting (a brain science based technique developed in the mid-1990s) and EMDR (short for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing”)…

Social Thinking and Supporting Individualized Development

Thursday, 31. May 2018

Misplacing homework, showing up late to appointments, forgetting instructions, and lack of follow through are all behaviors familiar to parents and educators who have worked with young adults who struggle with executive functioning. This familiar pattern can be frustrating and exhausting for everyone involved, especially the young adult. Despite creative organization tactics, empathy, or ultimatums,…

Dragonfly Spring Break Adventures and Reflections

Monday, 9. April 2018

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir As the sun starts to shine and we emerge from the winter, Dragonfly offers spring break trips for students to provide an opportunity for adventure,…

Why Do Young Adults Have So Much Anxiety and Stress These Days?

Saturday, 24. March 2018

Young adults today get pulled  from all directions. It can be paralyzing and challenging to manage today’s world, and it’s tough to keep it all together. In a way, being a young adult can feel like juggling three chainsaws and hoping nothing goes wrong before the gas runs out. The pressure to keep the chainsaws…

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