Learning from International Travel

By chry_admin / December 12, 2013 / Comments Off on Learning from International Travel

Chrysalis has invested heavily in international travel with students over the past 15 years. I must confess that a part of the motivation to do this, originally, was selfish. Mary and I love to travel, and moving around the planet to explore different cultures and see beautiful places was gratifying to us. That being said,…

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Utilizing EMDR at Chrysalis

By chry_admin / December 3, 2013 / Comments Off on Utilizing EMDR at Chrysalis

MDR is a treatment modality typically used with people who are suffering from symptoms of traumatic events that happened in their history, and which continue to beleaguer their current lives. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and works with the brain hemispheres to reprocess life events that have become caught or stuck in…

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Gratitude from Chrysalis Staff

By chry_admin / November 27, 2013 / Comments Off on Gratitude from Chrysalis Staff

“I’m thankful that I get to be a part of the music program at Chrysalis. I love teaching girls about music and encouraging their endeavors to learn an instrument (or two!), to have the courage to sing in front of a crowd, or to write and compose their own music. I’m thankful that I’ve been…

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Understanding Attachment Disorder

By chry_admin / November 18, 2013 / Comments Off on Understanding Attachment Disorder

The Father of Attachment Theory, John Bowlby, described attachment as the “lasting psychological connections between human beings.” The way in which humans attach to others has been proven to influence the way an individual relates to others, themselves, and the world. Understanding attachment serves as a solid foundation for understanding the development of ineffective coping…

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Chrysalis’ Leadership Retreats

By chry_admin / November 13, 2013 / Comments Off on Chrysalis’ Leadership Retreats

Dear Students and Families- Hope this letter finds you all well. As it has been said, “Teamwork can be summed up in five short words: We believe in each other.” The first leadership experience this past summer, held in Glacier National Park, was a success for the Chrysalis community. This initial retreat gave students the…

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2013 Parent Workshop

By chry_admin / November 7, 2013 / Comments Off on 2013 Parent Workshop

Parent Workshop each fall. This three day workshop offers parents a wealth of information about child development, family dysfunction, and overall family healing. They also participate in group exercises to experience certain relationship concepts and then sit down in small groups to discuss their experience. . These small groups are facilitated by experienced parents who…

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Service: Building a House

By chry_admin / October 7, 2013 / Comments Off on Service: Building a House

Service plays an important role in the Chrysalis program. We emphasize the importance of giving back, and considering others in our day to day lives. Several of our students and staff drove to the Flathead Valley to partner with Habitat for Humanity this weekend. Students assisted in building a house, and they did a great…

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Academics at Chrysalis

By chry_admin / October 2, 2013 / Comments Off on Academics at Chrysalis

The school year is in full swing here at Chrysalis, and girls are busy with the rigors of school. Many seniors are excitedly preparing for college, writing essays and filling out applications. Other students are catching up academically, often realizing how much academic potential they have. Intellect and academics play a large role in a…

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Fall Backpacking Trip

By chry_admin / September 23, 2013 / Comments Off on Fall Backpacking Trip

At Chrysalis, recreation is a huge part of healing. Recently, we took eight girls on a fall backpacking trip. On the first day was a short hike to an alpine lake. When we arrived, the girls set up their tents near the small streams that meander through the forest. One girl set up her hammock…

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Chrysalis Parent Retreats

By chry_admin / September 5, 2013 / Comments Off on Chrysalis Parent Retreats

Father-Daughter Retreat Each year we venture to the wild and scenic section of the Missouri River to enjoy a 3-day float with our fathers and daughters. It’s a beautiful paddle, complete with golden eagles, bald eagles, fish, canyons, and unique rock formations. Our girls paddle in a canoe with their dads, singing or chatting down…

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