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 →
Latest video discussion a concept to keep in mind for your mindfulness practice. Topic takes a closer look at your thoughts and feelings and reminds the viewer that while we have thoughts and feelings, we are not our thoughts and feelings, as well as why this is important to understand. https://youtu.be/QgTLEvy_hMI
I probably don't need to tell you since you are most likely often aware that our inner critic, that voice which is constantly critiquing everything we do and even what we think, is a very strong voice. In the right situation, this voice is quite useful, but the rest of the time, it is just... Continue Reading →
Hey All! New video describing a quick three minute mindfulness exercise to help with intense emotional situations and reoccurring thoughts. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/EczvDDvAxY0
What would it be like to have the ability to broaden your perspective to bring more into your realm of understanding? What would it be like to have a different way to be able to connect to other people, see the conversations for what they are? Is this the kind of life that you would like to build for yourself? For your family and for your community? If so, then I highly suggest looking into integral theory.
How much time do you waste? Now, I'm not talking about the time that you're playing video games or engaged in a book or a lot of the guilt ridden things that we do for fun because if you review the four main areas that we need to focus in order to have a balanced... Continue Reading →
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 →
Today I'm just going to start by asking you a simple question. Can you think of any time in your life where any amount of meaningful growth was not coupled with or associated with a certain amount of discomfort or pain? Growth and discomfort, they always comes together. For the life of me, I haven't... Continue Reading →