‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

Self Help is a wishy-washy category title. This is much more empowering! That said, true psychotherapy cannot be DIY.

Six Word Summit

Six Word Summit

“I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through – then follow through.” – Edward Rickenbacker, WWI American Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor recipient.   We’ve extoled the virtues of Six Word Stories as a way to memorialize, reflect upon and process the powerful moments of life for the last five [Continue]

GotG2: Best Father’s Day Movie in the Galaxy

GotG2: Best Father’s Day Movie in the Galaxy

“Father’s Day is hopefully a time when the culture says, ‘This is our moment to look at who our men and boys are.’” – Michael Gurian, Social Philosopher   According to the National Fatherhood Initiative (2017) we have a “Father Crisis” in America that amounts to 24 million children—one out of three—who live without their [Continue]

Sailing Through Stress

Sailing Through Stress

“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” – Hans Selye, Renowned Stress Researcher Endocrinologist   Stress is like the wind. It is always around us, sometimes heavy, sometimes light. Sometimes we fear it may blow us over. And it can, if we let it. But stress, like wind, can be [Continue]

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Keep Failing? You’ve Been Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“Much of what we’ve been told about the qualities that lead to achievement is logical, earnest—and downright wrong.” – Eric Barker, long-time blogger, now author, from his book below A good, ethical counselor knows when to refer. A great counselor knows when to refer someone to Eric Barker. We already checked out his brilliant, science-based [Continue]

You on You for You

You on You for You

“We are the stories we tell.” – Carolyn Heilbrun, Author   I’ve been honored to come along-side those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder since writing Wordless back in 2013. As with most therapeutic relationships, my clients may have taught me more about myself than I’ve taught them about adaptive living. We read about my empathy [Continue]

Uncovering Our Personal Patterns

Uncovering Our Personal Patterns

“Autopilot is great for driving a car, but no so great for emotional functioning.” – Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D   Each human is unique, from their fingerprints to their irises to our very DNA, we are born of personal patterns. In terms of our wellness these patterns can also be seen in how we behave; [Continue]

6 Word Winter 2017

6 Word Winter 2017

“No matter how long the winter, the spring is sure to follow.” – Proverb The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. There’s still heaps of crusty frozen snow on some of our lawns, but the spring flowers are defiantly poking through! Now is the time to reflect, as the frost melts and [Continue]

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

Counseling Physics: Boom, not Bust

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes   The American Heritage Medical Dictionary says that a therapist is “a person who specializes in psychotherapy” and Webster’s Dictionary says a counselor is someone “who gives guidance or advice.” But for those [Continue]

Work Sucks!

Work Sucks!

  “Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” – Drew Carey, Comedian It’s Friday! The joyous finish line of the work week, harbinger of weekend bliss when we can turn our broken backs on the toil and [Continue]

Flying Anchors: Balanced Connectivity

Flying Anchors: Balanced Connectivity

“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” – Warren Buffett, Investor Many of us will be reading this article on a smartphone or tablet rather than on a desktop PC. The days of being tied down by Ethernet cables are behind us. We are always [Continue]

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