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  1. John R. Smith
    April 21, 2022 @ 12:53 pm

    This is a very insightful and informative comment. Thank you to the author for sharing this information.


  2. William
    December 5, 2018 @ 11:21 am

    Nilson Peixoto is, hands-down, one of the best Social Workers at The Ontario Correctional Institute in Brampton, Ontario. He deserves a tremendous amount of respect for his direct approach to treatment. Some individuals are initially put-off by Mr. Peixoto’s assertive personality and become insecure in the early stages of treatment. However, in the long-run, you will find that he is a very helpful, patient, and compassionate counselor. He utilizes the principles of ‘resilience’ in much of his teaching. I believe you are one of his resources for professional insights.


    • Patricia Morgan
      December 5, 2018 @ 10:27 pm

      Thank you for your comments William, or do you like to be called ‘Bill’? I do not know Nilson Peixoto but I welcome any remarks about those who are doing ‘good work’ to help heal those in unfortunate circumstances. Bravo Mr. Peixoto!


  3. William West
    December 19, 2017 @ 2:01 am

    Its a shame that Nilson Peixoto is a narcissistic egomaniac who pretends to do good but in reality takes great pleasure in bullying people that have zero ability to stand up for themselves. What’s worse is that he will use your fantastic article as a tool to promote his flawed process of “treatment”.


    • Patricia Morgan
      January 22, 2018 @ 1:58 pm

      My apology William, in not seeing your comment until now. WOW! I neglected you for over a month. Not good, especially after your lovely acknowledgement of ‘fantastic article’. Call me ignorant, but I do not know what ‘Nilson Peixoto’ you are referring. Please inform us. OK? With appreciation, Patricia


  4. Hugh Culver
    June 23, 2015 @ 11:44 am

    Terrific! Everyone should record this list and practice it. Best advice: “imagine being a fly on the wall as if watching yourself in a movie.” thanks Patricia!


    • Patricia Morgan
      June 23, 2015 @ 1:29 pm

      Thank you for the comment, Hugh. There are a number of strategies to distance and calm ourselves from overwhelming, inappropriate and triggered emotions. But regardless of using ‘being a fly on the wall’ or other self-regulating, resilience building tools, it takes practice, as you well know, to build in the new habit. Note to other readers: Hugh is the author of Give Me a Break: The art of making time work for you. So he knows about habit formation.


  5. Nilson Peixoto
    June 19, 2015 @ 7:06 am

    Patricia, just read this article. Will be sharing it with some prisoners whom i am running a group for on pro-social values, problem solving and emotional regulation.
    Loved this article’s simple and straightforward synopsis.
    Thanks for your work on the resiliency front!
    Have a good one,

    Nilson – Brampton, ON.


    • Patricia Morgan
      June 21, 2015 @ 3:39 pm

      Hi Nison,
      I wanted to thank you for your comment. I have presented in Brampton and my cousin’s daughter, Heather is a teacher in a juvenile detention facility there. Thank you for doing challenging work.

      Our daughter, Kelly spent time in and out of jail for 11 years as described in our book, Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions. As it turns out she is affected with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, which explains many of her out-of-control behaviours at the time.

      Also your note reminds me of the years I used to ‘teach manners’ to Lifers. Quite the experience and Kelly would help me prepare for the workshops.

      Again, thank you for the acknowledgement of my work and your commitment to helping those who need some extra support.

      With appreciation, Patricia


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