How to Make Friends As Adults

How do we make friends as adults?  Therapy work to do around making friendships Explore hesitancies, expectations, past experiences, social skills, etc. in order to feel better about putting self out there “You have to be willing to initiate more than other people, make really specific plans, follow through, then repeat. For [...]

By |2022-11-11T17:00:54+00:00November 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Natural Mentoring Relationships: The Mediating Impact on Negative Behaviors During Adolescence

Natural Mentoring Relationships: The Mediating Impact on Negative Behaviors During Adolescence As of 2017, researchers in the United States have found that about half of all children in the country will be exposed to some form of childhood adversity (McLaughlin, 2017). This has increased since 1995 from a quarter of all children. [...]

By |2022-10-30T22:17:44+00:00October 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Clinical Hypnosis & Pain Management

Clinical Hypnosis & Pain Management Miracle or Malarkey? You might think hypnosis sounds like bullshit. For two reasons, clinical hypnosis works well for chronic pain management: body relaxation and true cognitive redirection. First, hypnosis only happens once a client has entered a state of relative calm or relaxation. Anything we can do [...]

By |2022-12-18T21:46:58+00:00August 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prepping for the “Real” World: Tools for Emerging Young Adults

There are few times in life more exciting than preparing for the transition from being a child into living as part of the “real” adult world. This transitional period can also be very challenging. All the change, new financial stressors, going to school, finding a job, starting a family. There is a [...]

By |2022-08-21T18:40:20+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lost Connections by Johann Hari

I’m more than halfway through my second read of Lost Connections by Johann Hari. This is an engagingly written book about why so many of us are anxious and/or depressed. Johann (he uses first names as he shares about each of the researchers he talked to, which inspires me to do the [...]

By |2022-10-30T22:21:30+00:00July 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting to know Internal Family Systems (IFS) through the lens of a chocolate covered almond

I have a part that likes to eat. I mean, it likes to eat – to excess – chocolate covered anything, sweeeeet treats, and anything that would have been forbidden or restricted in my childhood. This part revels in the fact that I’m now an adult with resources who can simply choose [...]

By |2022-10-30T22:23:36+00:00June 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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