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The Lego model of your brain

This is the entry that I try to finish the week before going on holiday. So to make it somewhat easier I thought I would try to combine psychology and Lego. Here it goes. In the past few weeks, with … Continue reading

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The Therapy is Dandy Vulnerability Scale.

Time for something different, and an actual tool to use with all of the latest talk around our own vulnerability. I perused the internet and didn’t find a very exciting scale already out there, so I decided we can make … Continue reading

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How is this (other) person feeling right now?

That’s the question that starts us off this time. It is part mindfulness, part emotional intelligence, part je ne sais quoi. It’s the opposite of emotional reactivity. Indeed, when we are being emotionally reactive, that is exactly what is preventing … Continue reading

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Donald Trump

The Therapy is Dandy’s Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent (and Potential President). Chapter 26. If my calendar is right, it has been since November of 2014 since I have added a new “chapter” to the guidebook. Happy … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Awareness. The Driving the Car analogy

In the past I have admitted I make many warfare analogies in sessions with clients. If you are a client, you know this to be true. I am a product of my environment, what can I say. As we all … Continue reading

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Identify your vulnerability and put it on a t-shirt.

That’s basically today’s suggestion. I mean it. Maybe not literally, but at least for you and those you trust to know what is on your hypothetical-if-not-real-therapy t-shirt. I have had bad ideas when it comes to t-shirts in the past, … Continue reading

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Interrupt and Intercept the Critical Thoughts and the Emotions will follow.

I haven’t had an opportunity to talk about Bruce Lee for a while and it occurred to me last time that all this talk about interrupting negative self talk also had me thinking about intercepting them, as in The Way … Continue reading

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Professional Interruptions Part 2. The Car Accident.

Or how to interrupt your internal negative critic. As much I said this post is a continuation on the professional interrupting idea from last time, I have to acknowledge that this is also about the nature of emotion and how … Continue reading

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Be a Professional Interrupter

Hello everyone. It’s been a little while, but lets jump right into a topic. I know I have heard the statement many times before—and have used it myself from time to time—that a counselor is a professional listener. Also there … Continue reading

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Trauma can be a pretty intimidating word

So why don’t we try to cut it down to size for easier consideration? As stated elsewhere in the blog once upon a time one of the best parts of my profession is that I get to read a lot … Continue reading

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