Intrusive Thoughts: Normal or Not?

Am I a terrible person for thinking that? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/am-i-normal/201110/intrusive-thoughts-normal-or-not Posted on Psychology Today’s website on Oct 24, 2011 Anger, fantasies, fear, despair, and obsessions—what is normal and what is not? Is your husband drinking too much? When does sadness become depression? What do those thoughts about your best friend’s wife really mean? We hope to … Read more

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

The 6 Best Ways to Beat Anxiety

Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it. Post published by Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on Jun 28, 2011 in The Mindful Self-Express Taken from: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201106/the-6-best-ways-beat-anxiety We all know the uncomfortable feeling of anxiety. Our hearts race, our fingers sweat, and our breathing gets shallow and labored. We experience racing thoughts about a perceived … 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

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