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

6 tips to surviving the summer if you’re broke

This is an interesting blog which appeared on the ReachOut.com website. An good read for bored students this summer.   http://ie.reachout.com/2014/06/03/6-tips-to-surviving-while-broke-this-summer/   Now that school and college is drawing to an end, who’s not looking forward summer? Letting the hazy days drift by sounds idyllic. The reality however can be quite stressful, especially if you’re … 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