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

An Open Letter from a Therapist to His Clients

by Dr. Kelly Flanagan | Mar 29, 2016 | Artisan Blog [The original post for this article can be found at http://artisanclinical.com/an-open-letter-from-a-therapist-to-his-clients/] Dear Fellow Travelers, I’ll be the first to admit, writing a letter like this is unusual. We’re not supposed to talk in public about what we talk about in private. You’re supposed to … Read more

A guide to finding the right therapist for you

This article originally appeared in The Irish Times and can be found at http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/therapy-unlocked-a-guide-to-finding-the-right-therapist-for-you-1.2055346 Therapy unlocked: a guide to finding the right therapist for you Kate Holmquist Last Updated: Friday, January 9, 2015, 17:44 When you have reached that difficult moment of emotional crisis where you’ve decided to reach out to a psychology professional, you … 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

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Live A Worry Free Life

[This post by Robyn Brennan first appeared at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-ways-reduce-stress-and-live-worry-free-life.html?ref=fbp&n=1] Today, we live in such a fast paced society and there is so much going on around us that is hard not to be stressed out. We have families, friends, taxes, rent and so many other factors we have little control over. When we can, we … Read more

10 Things You Never Realized You Could Do To Be Happy

[The original article by Anna Chui appears at http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-things-you-never-realized-you-could-happy.html?utm_source=post&utm_medium=thetougherpeoplemayliveahappierlifebecausetheycandothesesimplethings&utm_campaign=innerlink] Here’s what you never realized you could do to be happy: 1. Stop comparing yourself to other people. Many seemingly happy and successful people are burning themselves alive on the fire of their inner turmoil. So focus on you. 2. Socialize. Even if you are an … 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