One of the first tools I introduce in working with those dealing with a chronic, life-altering challenge (as well as just about any anxiety-induced problem) is this simple mindfulness ritual. The goal is to begin to strengthen the ability to remain in the present moment. This includes being able to notice when the mind shifts... Continue Reading →

The ACT Deck

In working to develop support for a difficult diagnosis,  I have played around with a large range of products available on the market.  One of the most useful tools I have come across would most certainly enhance the information in my book, Team Positive, How to Build Support for Someone Coping with Chronic Illness, would... Continue Reading →

How to Develop a Habit

This next article come from a series of online videos called "This Way Up!" in which I looked at how we develop a habit. We often use these approaches in forming a good habit but, this same process is also good at developing the habits that we don't want.  Worse yet, we often don't even... Continue Reading →

Right Brain to Right Brian Communication

Here is a technique that I've utilized often times in helping couples, families and even individuals in situations where they are dealing with other parties and they don't understand why the conversations always seem to end poorly. Have you ever had one of those moments where you come home, you've had an emotional day at... Continue Reading →

Feeling Overwhelmed? Find Your Exceptions

One of my favorite approaches in therapy is called solution-focused brief therapy, SFBT for short. Inside of this approach, there's a particular tool I often like to utilize, both with the patients that I work with, and with friends and families when they're dealing with a particular issue. But before I give it away with... Continue Reading →

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