‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

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

Safety is Universal (T.I.C. 1)

Safety is Universal (T.I.C. 1)

“After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.” – Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha We keep hearing more about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, and speaking as a trauma counselor, that’s a great thing. Recovery from school shootings, natural [Continue]

The Six Word Winter 2016

The Six Word Winter 2016

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” – Maxwell Maltz, Surgeon & Author The seasons change and the six word story challenge returns. We can feel it; the weather is warming and with the excitement it brings also comes a quickening of the schedule, a filling of [Continue]

Bigger Dragon, Better Weapon

Bigger Dragon, Better Weapon

“A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation Depression sucks. It literally sucks the hope, the will and the joy from people. In the end, [Continue]

Defiantly Forty

Defiantly Forty

*You can’t beat custom 40th Birthday Fallout Level Up art from Chuck Regan. Love this guy. _________________________________________________________________ “Life really does begin at forty. Up until then you are just doing research.” – Carl G. Jung, Individualist At seventeen years old I was a long haired, semi-rebellious but good hearted guy who hung out with “the bad [Continue]

Balance to the Force: Harnessing Counseling Assessment

Balance to the Force: Harnessing Counseling Assessment

“You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness.” – Obi-Wan to Anakin, Revenge of the Sith   Counseling today, often seen as a nearly exclusively verbal practice—sometimes involving a cryptic note taking on [Continue]

Good Men Unchained

Good Men Unchained

“You make me want to be a better man.” – Melvin Udall, As Good as it Gets   From Al Bundy to Homer Simpson to Peter Griffin, it’s easy to see that the modern view of what it means to be a man and a father has shifted in the media from the days of [Continue]

Our Power Perspective

Our Power Perspective

“Mental Health: A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” – Segen’s Medical Dictionary, 2012 The definition above is nearly perfect in summarizing our [Continue]

Shadowdancing: Jung’s Halloween

Shadowdancing: Jung’s Halloween

“To confront a person with his Shadow is to show him his own light…anyone who perceives his Shadow and his light simultaneously sees himself from two sides and thus gets in the middle.” – Dr. Carl Jung, Good and Evil in Analytical Psychology The air is crisp, the leaves are in bright finale, and the [Continue]

Surviving Suffering and Thriving

Surviving Suffering and Thriving

“If suffering is accepted and lived through, not fought against and refused, then it is completed and becomes transmuted. It is absorbed, and having accomplished its work, it ceases to exist as suffering, and becomes part of our growing self.” – Eric Graham Howe & Lilian Le Mesurier, The Open Way Like the bumps we [Continue]

Aromatherapy Explained: Essential Oils for Wellness

Aromatherapy Explained: Essential Oils for Wellness

Sometimes it’s best to pass the mic. I’ve written about how many people use aromatherapy as part of living a wellness lifestyle, and I’ve thought of devoting a whole article to it–but I’m no expert! So, this article was written by two brilliant women who know the practice personally. Please enjoy, and welcome them to our [Continue]

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