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UND student plays guitar and sings to cancer patients

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — With a fleece blanket across his lap, Darrell Jensen listened intently as the woman seated near him sang and played the John Denver hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on her guitar.
He smiled. Through the expansive window behind h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

UND student plays guitar and sings to cancer patients

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — With a fleece blanket across his lap, Darrell Jensen listened intently as the woman seated near him sang and played the John Denver hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on her guitar.
He smiled. Through the expansive window behind h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

From pets to ‘recess’: High school stress relief

January 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Her tail wags with the first pat on the head, then another and another. Continue Reading

Calif. is first stat to ban gay teen ‘conversion’ therapy

October 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that’s aimed at making gay teenagers straight. Continue Reading

Universal language: Music therapy can be bridge over troubled water

July 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Music truly is the universal language,” said music therapist Anna Driscoll. “Whether or not we have the ability to communicate in the first place, music has the ability to bridge the gap. Music is able to express feelings we can’t ourselves.” Continue Reading

Healing power of animals

June 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Connecting with nature can improve lives of people with autism and other disabilities
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Scared of spiders? Quick therapy can help you overcome fears

June 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The nervous college student was pacing the corridor, so scared of the caged spider at the end of the hall that he thought he would leave before the therapy session began. Continue Reading

Open house features new pool

October 21, 2011 in West Central Tribune

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Shear Expressions adds massage therapy

August 7, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Coleen Bui has been cutting hair for 30 years and has been sole proprietor of Shear Expressions for more than half of her career. She’s seen a lot of concepts change in the industry and has added upgrades over the years to satisfy the needs of her customers. Continue Reading

Psychologist: ‘Stories are medicine’

April 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

‘Voices of Hope’ draws from the lives of abused kids”The Journey of Mouse” and two dozen other stories written and collected by Marita Rademeyer, social worker Edith Kriel and Kriel’s mother Else Rohrs, a retired school teacher, have been compiled into a new book, “Voices of Hope.

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