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The criticisms of others can do you a great service! Yes, I said service not the disservice you’ve come to feel it is. How can the criticisms of others serve you? By destroying your ego. This sounds awful, doesn’t it? Of course, it does. Most of us have falsely identified with our egos. We ... Views: 35
Dr. Romance writes:
I’ve been talking with clients a lot recently about what to do if someone you love or care for is self-destructing through addiction, or is making it difficult to be a friend because they’re out of control. We all have had some dramatic examples on television and in ... Views: 114
Scientific research demonstrates that belief in a treatment method has a direct affect on the probability for its success. These findings apply to all types of healing methods and approaches. Given the immense power of belief, following are 5 of the more common beliefs that can sabotage even the ... Views: 170
Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise SAD in short, is considered a state of depression fuelled by the particularities typical for each of the four seasons summer, autumn, winter and spring. Quite simply experiencing an inappropriate mood thus being unable to adjust for the seasonal change that ... Views: 280
Most people are empathetic, unless they have a personality disorder, and they understand that emotions are sacred. To be taken seriously. Most people agree that it’s morally unethical to toy with someone else’s emotions.
But some people—notably narcissists and psychopaths—find emotional ... Views: 86
The little girl with no needs. The little boy who takes care of mom. Premature maturity, is in fact, no escape from having needs or needing to be taken care of. It is not an escape from being a child, and it is in fact, not often maturity at all. Premature maturity is something else more ... Views: 208
Dr. Romance writes:
I recently had a first session with a client who said, about halfway into the hour “Wow. I like you. I’m surprised.” I laughed, but I knew what the client meant. As a psychotherapist in private practice, I encounter a lot of people who waited far too long to come in for ... Views: 113
There is a myth that those who self harm are seeking attention; on the contrary, people who self harm are known to keep their actions private. Common reasons such as shame or fear prevent the individual from asking for help; this is why an important factor into supporting people who self harm is ... Views: 85
Are you afraid of conflict with your significant other or friend? Do you make bad decisions to accommodate him? Do you tell little white lies to avoid problems? Do you blame yourself for his dissatisfaction? Do you rush to pamper him when he becomes irritated? Do you sacrifice and give, give, ... Views: 77
Christian Counseling is now growing in terms of its popularity all around the world. Gone are the days when anything to do with religion were looked on by psychologists and counselors as being detrimental to one’s mental health. A plethora of studies have now shown that spiritual beliefs, a ... Views: 141
Many families are often confronted by situations that may cause stress, anger, tension and heartache in the family dynamics. For this reason, a family may consider going to family therapy sessions to work through some of those problems and challenges. A therapist is a good sounding board when ... Views: 110
Right off the bat that must sound like such a selfish thing to say, why would I wish what had happened to me on my siblings? But it’s an age-old question that hunted me for many years. Did I do something wrong? Was it because I miss behaved? Surly not I only acted that way to get noticed. If I ... Views: 78
My loved one has only been sober for 1 month. Why aren’t they answering their phone? Did he/she relapse again? Oh no…not again. You call. They don’t answer. You drive by their favorite restaurant; their favorite bar. They aren’t there. You call their friends. No answer.
There it ... Views: 250
When you mention the term self harm today the public normally associates it with young people, particularly school children or teenagers. Whilst self harm is prevalent amongst young people, it also might appear that it is prolific in the education system! It is important therefore, to paint an ... Views: 162
My name is Geraldine Winter, owner of LifeChangers in Hampshire, UK. I am qualified in many therapies through
The School of Natural Health Sciences, http://www.naturalhealthcourses.com
The above ‘quotation by Confucius’, has certainly proved to be right for me. When deciding on the name ... Views: 216
Are you looking for the answer to “help with sleep?” Look no further! In this article I am going to give you 5 proven and effective methods to treating your insomnia with ease. After you read this article on help with sleep, I can guarantee that you will tend to sleep better at night and feel ... Views: 170
Online therapy - also known as e-therapy, e-counselling or cyber-counselling – involves a therapist providing support over the Internet. But does it work? How does it compare to face-to-face therapy? And is it worth a go?
Firstly, does it work? The short answer is yes. Much like face-to-face ... Views: 122
Expressive Writing: What is it?
Expressive writing is fancy term for something very simple: expressing yourself through writing. It is the process of putting your thoughts, feelings and experiences down in to words. Expressive Writing is what you are doing when you write in a journal or a ... Views: 195
What makes one person's healing session so amazing, while another
person seems to get little results with the same healer? How is it
that some people can claim to experience miracles in their lives,
while other people seem to be stuck with their problems? The answer is
the client's approach ... Views: 201
Drug and alcohol abuse is much more common now than it was in the past. When illegal drugs first surfaced in the 1960s and 70s, drug use was completely unheard of in the social settings, and when the casual users became addicts, there was no help or solutions for them. As the use of drugs and ... Views: 151
Having ADHD can be frustrating. Merely struggling with compensating for the challenges so they don’t interfere with daily functioning and learning new ways to do things can be taxing. There is a constant internal battle of symptom and strategy waging inside yourself when you are coping with ... Views: 494
How To Balance Your Emotions
By Pierre Ah-Fat, MBA, Transformation Coach
We want to love and be loved. Don't we?
We may fear being rejected by others. But before asking why others would reject us have we ever wondered whether we accept ourselves as we are? Ever wondered whether you ... Views: 195
Is your life in a rut? Do you feel stuck? Do you want something more out of your life? Are you ready for a change? Maybe you should consider life coaching … it is an alternative path to change, wellness and success.
I recently read a very enlightening article in USA Today, titled "Life-Coaches ... Views: 333
Rather than a specific therapy, there is a philosophy that appears to hold the key to binding all this treatment and recovery stuff together, Interestingly enough, an anthropologist named David Reynolds introduced me to this “philosophy” several years ago. Dr. Reynolds, who last I heard lives in ... Views: 382
What is EFT therapy? How can it help us in managing stress?
Almost every day we are accompanied with stress, from home to the office. We cannot resolve the everyday demand of life, demands like time for the family, career advancement, time freedom and many more. The things that give us a ... Views: 723
There are those who, when confronted with a crisis situation or with a need to change something, get into a “helpless” state of mind. They feel they don’t have control over their lives, that they can’t make decisions and move forward. They might feel stuck in whichever situation ... Views: 343
"Provocative" can mean many different things to different people. What I'm going to address in this article are those people who use negative provocation as a neurotic defense against their own feelings of rejection and alienation. Let me start by saying that both of my parents were somewhat ... Views: 191
Self Determination Theory in the Real World
Have you thought about the significance that self determination and empowerment principles have had on you lately? We’re all faced with daily situations that offer us instant opportunity to integrate this concept into our repertoire of behavioral ... Views: 154
Congratulations. If you’re reading this article you may just have taken an important step in choosing to have an entirely different relationship regarding your emotional reactions to your mother. That’s very exciting—and truly admirable! Especially after all these years of feeling that you were ... Views: 157
When relationships become too much to handle and you feel like you could use a little help, some families seek the assistance of couples counseling in Fort Lauderdale. Some people may have been tormented for years and the weight of coping with these situations become too much for them. ... Views: 190
When relationships become too much to handle and you feel like you could use a little help, some families seek the assistance of couples counseling in Fort Lauderdale. Some people may have been tormented for years and the weight of coping with these situations become too much for them. ... Views: 152
The sound coming from a tuned wind chime is unique, creating an aura of tranquility and serenity that will flow through any living space. These would be a nice change from the loud, chaotic noises we hear everyday. Why don't you choose to provide the gift of serenity to your loved ones this ... Views: 532
Since curing my own anxiety, OCD and agoraphobia over 14 years ago, myself and my team of counselors, psychologists and anxiety recovery specialists have helped over 155,000 people worldwide to find the freedom they so desperately deserve.
Over the last 15 years we have seen a steady increase ... Views: 424
How many times have I felt that way and how often have I heard this sigh coming from others before I began to deal with Emotional Manipulation? Weeding out manipulative attempts from straightforward communication or rightful influence is not always an easy ride.
Cloud of negative ... Views: 252
Giving hope to someone who needs it, whether their situation be a desperate one or simply a need for inspiration is perhaps the most important gift one can give, as well as in many ways being the most difficult thing to help instigate. It is often easier to give a false sense of hope than a real ... Views: 360
The Place of Compassion
If you think of disapproval and approval of people as two opposite ends of a continuum, where would you put compassion?
It's a trick question. Compassion doesn't even belong on that continuum. Compassion is something wholly different.
You will automatically tend to ... Views: 217
In modern day usage, self-help really refers to a process concerning people's own personal development or self growth. The good side of this is that it leads to people trying to become aware of who and what they are, and pursuing avenues that can help them become more rounded and happy people. ... Views: 446
When people talk about abandonment, or fear of abandonment, they often feel it is something that either happened to them, or what happens to other people in childhood, often without a really clear sense of what it might mean.
There is some truth in this interpretation of abandonment, but its ... Views: 270
Many people who have been involved in any type of personal growth or self development work and have subsequently sensed a real change in their inner world, will often forget the real difficulty and fear involved in doing any type of work that necessitates change.
People approaching ... Views: 276
Imagine you've just won a dream vacation to an island in the Caribbean. You can almost smell the fresh, salt air. White sand and turquoise ocean spread out for miles in front of you, sprinkled with coconut and palm trees. You're staying in a small cottage on the beach, listening to the soft ... Views: 205
In today’s age there are many problems created by the false beliefs of mental illness, and the use of medication to treat it. Many people are judged based on personal traits. Many people feel the stigma directly aimed at them and it can be very obvious. Some stigma types are making negative ... Views: 328
Most of us spend our lives stuck in a box, victimized by our emotions. But we always have a choice!
In my first article (posted on March 19th) I described a transformational approach to changing your life, which becomes immediately possible with a very simple and even fun process that I call ... Views: 268
Psychological health experts are presently tests out numerous cure strategies and remedy techniques that would successfully relieve the signs or reverse the problems of schizophrenia. One of individuals that have emerged from these research attempts is occupational remedy. Obtain out much more ... Views: 244
The “Golden Rule”of the Helping Professions
An Excerpt from “The Human Magnet Syndrome – Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.”
By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC
It is a common belief within the mental health field that a psychotherapist’s competence is often compromised when they work ... Views: 453
Think for a moment of a time when you felt truly connected to yourself – you were on purpose, knew what you needed, had a plan to get it, and felt passionate about doing so. Although many of us have experienced times when we felt we were acting from our true selves, aligned with our interests ... Views: 248
The chances are that you have done quite a bit of research to learn the way to handle depression if you or someone else you know is going through it. The good news is that there are many ways to combat depression. One course of treatment may not necessarily work for every single depressed ... Views: 196
Ok, you blew it; this wasn’t just a small faux paux, this was a hot mess. You went to buy a car with a specific budget in mind, and before you knew it the salesperson talked you into something you absolutely couldn’t afford---all because you couldn’t say no.
The result? The bank is after you ... Views: 149
What is stress? It is certainly a word that we toss around a lot and loosely. When was the last time you were “stressed out”? Was it work related? Family? Financial? Relationship? What happens to your body when you are stressed out? How do we find stress relief?
Most of us have heard the ... Views: 171
What if you already had the key to unlock aspects of yourself that you never knew existed? What if you’ve already done so in your life? What can you learn about who you already are from those precious moments you’ve experienced in the past? What if you knew that that voice in your head telling ... Views: 205