To love yourself unconditionally means to treasure yourself merely because you exist.
Introduction to Ego State Therapy When you step into the realm of Psychology 101, you inevitably encounter Freud’s ego states of id, ego, and super ego. The concept attempts to describe our self-identity, and childhood influences on our thoughts, behaviors, and interactions. But it doesn’t stop there. Understanding ego states really flourished when, in the […]
Book Summary: Return to Center: Simple Strategies to Navigate Distress, Depression, and Disconnection. Fascinated by Dr. Stephen Porges’ Polyvagal Theory (See The Polyvagal Institute), I embarked on a journey of sharing valuable tips and implementing new strategies with my counseling clients. Alongside this, I crafted a range of resources, encompassing exercises and comprehensive lists of […]
This is a book summary of Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused as Children by child psychologist, Eliana Gil. It proved to be a Godsend for many who found healing wisdom in its simplicity and clarity. Indeed, it did for me. It was in 1984 that I graduated with an MA […]
Researching to find a therapist is an important step. Yet, there is an even more important first step–a willingness to commit to the process. A woman called me saying her love relationship was struggling. She wanted to find a therapist who would work with her and her boyfriend. But after she suggested to her boyfriend […]
Your biological parents cannot be switched. Your past cannot be changed. However, your perspective can change. Consider how you might forgive your parents.
One of the most effective ways to strengthen personal resilient is to explore your childhood wounds.
It is well known that fewer men than women seek therapy and that is well supported by my case load. Sometimes a male therapist is a better fit . . .
Discover and develop a relationship with your inner-child: make your unconscious conscious, re-parent yourself and heal your wounded child.
When we accept existential paradox, we ease off our tendency to fight for the right answer, solution or direction. Are you ready to accept contradictions?
Friendship is good therapy for women and men. Here is an exploration of girlfriends, friends in general, and concludes with Ten Friendship Sayings.
As a therapist, I witness people whose lives have fallen apart or have become unbearable to continue as is. I often hear the simple but dreadfully difficult question to answer, “Why?” People naturally long to create meaning from their emotional pain. Resilience is called upon when we face tough situations. We want to bounce back, […]