BOLD Living   Weekly Skills Group

Need more than individual therapy?  Need less than Intensive Outpatient?  Try this!

BOLD Living is a process for making Wise Mind decisions using skills that can be taught.  By utilizing experiential learning, in-group practice, artful expression and weekly goal setting, we hope to support young people in learning social / emotional skills to move toward what matters to them.  

What BOLD Living Looks Like

We hope that a young person completing the TWO TENTS IOP  is displaying many and continuing to move toward all 20 of these Signs of BOLD Living.

Weekly Skills Training Group for Adolescents

Try a single session for $50 | Registration Required (Click Here)

Based on the Two Tents IOP

Utilizes the best of the Two Tents Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) curriculum that over 500 young people have completed.   

Wednesdays 6-7:20 pm

at the Renew Counseling Center (Directions)

15 slots available each week.

The BOLD Living Weekly Skills Group Team

Mackenzie Lujin, LPC

 Olathe Clinician | BOLD Living Skills Leader

(913) 768-6606  ext. 308

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Devin Nickell, LPC

Olathe Clinician | BOLD Living Skills Leader

(913) 768-6606 ext. 322 

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Paige Gabriel, LPC

 Olathe Clinician | BOLD Living Skills Leader

(913) 768-6606  ext. 318

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 What Unskilled Living Looks Like

The purpose of DNA-V is to help develop values and live with vitality.  The discoverer, noticer, and advisor provide the means to engage in valued action, supporting the values that lie at the center of the model.  Values can be thought of as a compass that guides people through the storms and confusing times of life and toward the things they care about.  

The Valuer influences Behavioral Regulation

Developing The Valuer is the process of helping to create contexts that empower young people to clarify what brings them vitality or value and then to choose value consistent actions.

Unskilled Behavioral Regulation looks like:  

Skilled Behavioral Regulation looks like:  

The Advisor influences Cognitive Regulation 

The advisor represents our inner voice. It is an incredible skill that helps us humans navigate the world efficiently. In contrast to the discoverer, the advisor space is about avoiding trial and error. It involves judging, evaluating, generating rules, listening to our self-talk, and problem solving. The advisor can become a problem if we use it blindly, we can lose contact with the physical world and use worry, rumination, our own self-talk or rules even if they do not help us grow. 

Unskilled at Cognitive Regulation looks like:  

Skilled Cognitive Regulation looks like:  

The Noticer influences Emotion Regulation

The Noticer represents a group of behaviors all humans are born with.  Noticing creates the space between internal experiences (feelings and thoughts) and outward behavior, offering an opportunity to choose a behavior rather than “having to” react when difficult feelings and thoughts show up. When we don’t automatically react to our inner experience, we’re often able to better choose actions in the service of what we care about (our values). 

Unskilled at Emotion Regulation looks like:  

Skilled Emotion Regulation looks like:  

The Discoverer influences Self-Regulation/Relationships

The Discoverer finds new ways to be in the world. When people are in discoverer space, they’re behaving in ways that allow them to grow, learn, and expand their behavioral repertoire. Verbal behavior is often tied to the physical actions of testing and exploring.

Unskilled at Self-Regulation & Relationships looks like:

Skilled at Self-Regulation & Relationships looks like:

Two Tents Program & materials