‘DIY Psychotherapy’ Articles

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

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]

Six Word Summer 2015

Six Word Summer 2015

  Six Word Stories. I’ve grown to love them as a method of focus and reflection in a life—and a mind—of business and fast-paced movement. Click the link if you need a description, read on if you already understand how these 18 words have become one of my favorite seasonal rituals. Maybe they have for [Continue]

Body at Rest; Life in Motion

Body at Rest; Life in Motion

“You’re not healthy, unless your sleep is healthy.” – Dr. William Dement, called the Father of Sleep Medicine   This site is a haven for Wellness seekers; those desiring a healthy, more joyful existence. There is an active component to that—a pursuit. Maybe we are driven toward wellness by a past of ill-health or willfully [Continue]

Vision vs. Doubt: The Flash Challenge

Vision vs. Doubt: The Flash Challenge

“Everything in life is writable…if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath, Writer Self-doubt. It twists our stomachs, it claims our sleep; it is the sworn arch-enemy of the Self-Help movement. It has a helpful purpose, just like any [Continue]

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