The concept of inner child work, in the field of psychological healing, increased in the 1960s, particularly due to the theory of Transnational Analysis developed by the Canadian born psychiatrist, Eric Berne. Discovering and developing a relationship with your inner child is similar to concepts and ideas such as making the unconscious conscious, getting to […]
This guide is intended to serve as a signal to your deep, unconscious self, to relax and find a place of deep inner peace. Because you are doing something new, your conscious self may, at first, be skeptical. “What me, get into woo-woo?” Be gentle on yourself and tell your skeptic, “It won’t hurt […]
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard, Danish existentialist philosopher. My client said something like, “I hate my life. Are you suggesting that I need to accept what is to move on? How does that make sense?” We were discussing an existential paradox. It reminded me of the […]
At the beginning of April, in response to covid-19, I offered my eNewsletter recipients three free counselling sessions. The response was significant. Several themes emerged. Half of the respondents were warding off elevated distress and anxiety levels. The other half were taking advantage of the extra time for introspection–to explore their feelings, beliefs and stumbling […]
Your body does not lie. Listen to it. Millions of dollars worth of books fill the health sections of bookstores with basically the same message; to better deal with your stress get adequate rest, eat sensibly, and exercise more. Look after your body. We have more than enough information about making wise wellness decisions. But […]
During covid-19, many of us are required to spend hours, days, weeks, and longer with family, roommates or others. Hopefully we like those others. But even the best of relationships can go sideways if communication skills are poor. As I’ve written before, our relationships thrive, suffer or die in the sea of communication, just like […]
Here are some thoughts of the dynamics of feeling betrayed.
Wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I made the grand statement in the article Use Your Strengths that identifying your strengths is an “easy and meaningful way to feel on purpose,” O magazine of Oprah Winfrey’s empire publishes a feature called, Everyone Has a Calling. It leads with “There’s The Thing You Do For A Living—And Then There’s The Thing You Were Born To Do.”
You, along with millions of others, are probably on alert due to the potential danger of the coronavirus. One visible result is crowds of people purchasing and hoarding toilet paper! If you are not directly facing the challenges of the virus, you are probably dealing with the ripple effects of the protective measures our community […]
People with high resilience value acknowledgement and use words of recognition.
From the early 1990s, I have had Susan Jeffers’ classic publication, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway prominent on my bookcase. I recommend it to my clients, as it is one of the most practical, clear, and common sense self-help books ever written. My clients experience positive change even when they merely accept the […]
Les and I have attended the Banff Couples Conference (now The Rocky Mountain Couples Retreat) over 27 times! It’s a wonderful weekend of tried and true relationship advice presented by experts intended to deepen and repair new and old coupleships. You see, we have discovered that coupleships can be strengthened and made more resilient […]