Archive: January 2017

The Power of Connection

Sierra Tucson’s Connect365 makes all the difference in early recovery By LeeAnne Long, Connect365 Coordinator Nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, Sierra Tucson exudes spirituality and enlightenment and is surrounded by a magical aura different from any other residential treatment center. Each resident that enters Sierra Tucson embarks on a journey of self-discovery. This journey brings forth the ability to see the world differently as their... Read More

The Worrier Gene

By Maureen Schwehr, NMD Director of Integrative Services Stress is ubiquitous in our society. How we respond to stress has a big impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing. Stress is almost always an initiating factor in a crisis. For years, I have suspected that some of us are genetically set up to have stress impact us more than others. With advancements in genetic testing, we are beginning to get... Read More

The Need to Belong: Understanding Grief and Loss in Adoptees

By Kimberly Craig, MA Program Director, Sierra Tucson During the holidays, families recently came together to celebrate roots, heritage, and cultural traditions. But for some adoptees who do not have knowledge of their biological history, it can be a very difficult time that brings up many conflicting emotions. Honoring old traditions are important – they help to create family bonds that provide an individual with a sense of belonging and... Read More

Sierra Tucson and EAGALA: Making connection through horses

By Jessica Miceli, MAC, LSC, EAGALA Certified Professional On January 19-21, 2017, Sierra Tucson will host the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association’s (EAGALA) “Training the Trainers” workshop. Founded in 1999, EAGALA is a nonprofit organization that has set the global standard in offering a fully developed, professionally endorsed treatment model for mental health professionals practicing equine-assisted psychotherapy. EAGALA has over 4,500 members in 50 countries (“The EAGALA Model” 2009-2010). Since... Read More