[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

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

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

[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

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

One thing I think I have become know by my clients for is repeating incessantly “think positive”. I do it a lot. And I mean it! Then I read the article posted below and it got me thinking: have I got it wrong? Am I giving poor guidance? Having thought about it I don’t feel … Read more

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

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

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