Tag Archives: emotions
I read boring psychology textbooks so you don’t have to.
I mean it. It is perhaps the one part of me that is aligned with the Buddha: my wish to prevent other people’s suffering. Unfortunately I am a therapist so other people’s suffering is something I really can’t avoid. So. … Continue reading
Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy. Part 2.
So what happens in therapy if you have nothing to say? Or, maybe you are considering therapy and don’t think you have anything to say when you get there? It might be comforting to know that this happens all the … Continue reading
Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 9.
An ongoing survival guide. Chapter 9. Lay your burdens down This entry is brought to you by this year’s closing ceremony of the London Olympics in general, and Annie Lennox specifically. So go watch this video. I will wait. If … Continue reading
When is a reaction an overreaction?
When bad news gets delivered at your doorstep, or when you find yourself in a stressful conversation, how do you generally handle it? Do you quickly respond by escalating the situation? Do you waste no time in defending yourself, your … Continue reading
Are your meds making things worse?
After having it recommended to me by two different fellow counselors, I finally read the new book by journalist Robert Whitaker entitled, Anatomy of an Epidemic. I think it should be required reading for anyone who ever has been on … Continue reading
Why therapy? It’s a fair question.
If you are the kind of person who still goes to book stores, you can find aisles full of self help books, celebrities and people-who-think-they-are-celebrities offering all kinds of amazing, life changing strategies in less than 300 pages. You have … Continue reading