Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.

[Original article can be found here: https://www.unk.com/blog/3-ways-to-help-your-clients-control-their-emotions/] Plant the seed of self-mastery in your client’s mind and watch them grow Let me share with you a therapy tale I told to an angry, bitter, guilty client: Once there lived an old man who kept all different kinds of animals. But his grandson was particularly intrigued … Read more

What Can We Learn from Comedian Robin Williams’ Suicide? Perils of depression and substance abuse

[This is a re-posting of an article was published on August 11, 2014 by Bill Knaus, Ed.D. in Science and Sensibility http://www.psychologytoday.com/sites/all/themes/pt_www/images/logo.gif] The original post can be found at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-and-sensibility/201408/what-can-we-learn-comedian-robin-williams-suicide] Comedian and actor Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014. According to local law enforcement authorities, he probably died by suicide. Williams had it all: a rare … Read more

14 Things Positive People Don’t Do

[The original article by Daniel Wallen appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-things-positive-people-dont.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=youmaybeinterestedinthistoo&utm_campaign=innerlink ] Positive people don’t have a magical power that you don’t possess. Instead of letting stress control them, positive people take control of their life by managing stress and striving to improve every day. Check out these things that positive people don’t do, so you too … Read more

Effective Communication: Getting More of What You Want

Have you ever walked away from a conversation where you felt invisible or completely frustrated about not being heard? Have you ever wondered how effective are your communication strategies actually are? Good or effective communication is a skill that can be constantly enhanced as we pass through life. The better we can master this skill … Read more

“Oh God, I’m shaking, I feel sick!” (the physiology of fight or flight / panic attacks)

Came across this interesting blog and thought it may be of interest to some of you. Evolution produced us: today’s fabulous human beings. But… there are a few design flaws. And some primitive responses we’ve been saddled with that often do more harm than good these days. But we can learn to understand and control … Read more

Gay or not gay? How guilt, shame and fear poison sexuality.

This article was first published at http://www.expat-therapist.com/gay-not-gay-how-guilt-shame-fear-poison-sexuality/ ========================================================== Gay or not gay? How guilt, shame and fear poison sexuality. 31 march 2014, by Somesh Valentino Curti Sexuality is a very important part of our lives: it is the core of our energy, a source of creativity and a mirror of who we are and how … Read more

HSE launches report on extent of harm caused by alcohol

According to a recent report (‘Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Ireland’) by the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) on the extent of harm caused in society by alcohol entitled “One in four Irish people have experienced problems because of someone else’s drinking”. The report is interesting in that it unusually looks at the ‘other’ and … Read more