- A written overview of life topics to compliment the counseling process.
- The views and expressions are based upon my own observations and experiences unless stated otherwise.
|Posted on April 6, 2020 at 3:25 PM||comments (36)|
There have been significant life changes for many of us during the past months. What strikes me most about the human race is the tenacity, encouragement, empathy and spiritual resiliencies, even with unexpected, grave losses. For others, past trauma’s can be triggered and rekindled which lead to overwhelming rumination of thoughts, worries, anxiety, fear, depression and hopelessness. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM||comments (1)|
Salvage, Recovering, Reusing are synonyms for recycling. When it comes to human relationships there is a realization that what we are seeking is someone to validate and understand us and then respond, that is the connection to listening and hearing or Recycling Reconnection. Unfortunately, due to a person’s past experiences they may not respond to you in the manner you wish or expect. This is when it’s time to recycle your reconnection.
There is ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 7, 2017 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
Grief and loss feelings and emotions cannot be contained in one sentence. The experience is unique to each person no matter if they are in the same family or witness an event. It is imperative to see grief as various moments in time, more than just minutes, day, months or years. The process to grieve is in no way simple no matter how it has occurred. However it is important to honor your feelings and process them this is what grief wants from you. It will not just dwindle away like the shap...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 19, 2016 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
As humans we have a tendency to put off mental or behavioral disturbances until we feel “we can’t take it anymore” or try something else to avoid or defuse it (including self-destructive and unhealthy behaviors). We then want instant help and results immediately rather than understanding it took time to get to where you are and it will take time to resolve (ie:, commitment to feeling well, following MD orders and in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 9, 2016 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
In 2012, Center for Disease Control statistics report that approximately 9% of high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the 12 months before surveyed. There is also emotional abuse or dominance including degrading name calling, regulation of what the person does, who they are allowed to talk to, scrutiny over the persons texts that have been received or sent, s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 13, 2016 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Are you ready for a ‘modern you’ in the New Year? If so, a good place to start is figuring out which parts of your life need reinvention. Personal, business or both? Secondly, you have to understand: transformation is not an overnight process. You’ll have to let go of a few bad habits, and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Ultimately, it takes time and commitment to let go and say goodbye to ways that may have kept you stagnant and unhappy. Wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
EMDR therapy is an approach to psychotherapy utilizing eye movements and other forms of bilateral stimulation to help process a wide range of psychological complaints. EMDR integrates effortlessly with a variety of different treatment approaches that has helped countless amounts of people with their daily problems. It also has been intensely researched, proving to be effective with stress and trauma, Roy Kiessling, LISW, certified EMDR Trainer and consultant was my trainer. I am under his di...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 20, 2015 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
I want to share with you 6 types of childhood abuse that you should be aware of. Some of these types of abuse are well known - other types less known. All are devastating and can leave lifelong scars that impact life as an adult. If you or someone you know was abused during childhood and believe things like "it didn't affect me", "I deserved it I was a wild kid', or "it's all in the past now". Please STOP IT!
• The pain of childhood abuse DOES affect you now.
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|Posted on July 9, 2015 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
For some people, summer is a time to get away and take a vacation or"stay-cation". During this time a real break means time to relax, unwind,disconnect from work, life commitments and decompress.
When I lived in Europe for a few years, I witnessed that every August the vast amount of businesses shut down-for the Whole Month! Everyone went away to a little cottage, a villa by the sea, a small space of land where they had a "tiny" home and green space/garden, camping, o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:45 AM||comments (2)|
An exercise I have done with clients is to go over a moral inventory list. In AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, they use a similar list, which is part of the 12 steps model. Often, the list will consist of what the person has done wrong including harm to those who love them, bad choices, bad consequences, self-blame, guilt, shame,feeling wrong wrong wrong ... It is important everyone does this at some point in their life. Look at your mor...Read Full Post »