‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

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

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]

I, Gantt: Charting Our Best 2017

I, Gantt: Charting Our Best 2017

“ the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gantt-dhi (Paraphrase)   Welcome to the New Year, and with it, new hopes, new commitment and new resolutions. To this we can add new methods. “The Gantt chart—a visual planning tool—is the most widely used chart in project management…useful in planning a project [Continue]

Just How Thankful Are We?

Just How Thankful Are We?

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell, Journalist and Author “Grateful people are happy people, research shows,” says the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California (Greater Good, 2015). [Continue]

The Gratitude Engine

The Gratitude Engine

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward, Inspirational Writer   We love gratitude at KeithKarabin.com. We’ve written about how it doesn’t suck, and last year we wrote about how even when it sucks, it is still an awesome part of [Continue]

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