Tag Archives: Therapy is Dandy

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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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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Let’s get defensive

We all know the term, and we all have experienced it—both in ourselves and in others—but I want to suggest that getting to understand ourselves better also involves a better understanding about why we get defensive. Why is a far … Continue reading

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Social Anxiety

(It sucks) The small town I grew up in had a public school system with a progression that was: elementary school, junior high school and then high school. Junior high was 7th grade to 9th grade. So, as a freshman, … Continue reading

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Counseling is Yoga for your brain

As in it gives you increased flexibility, endurance, and strength. It’s really quite that simple. When our bodies lose flexibility, strength or endurance, we tend to want to do something about that. Some loss happens with age, but exercise can … Continue reading

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Flexibility is the new strength. Mindfulness and meditation are not optional; they are the price of admission.

The Therapy is Dandy Guide to Having a Parent for a Narcissist. Chapter 25. This is the blog where I tell you nothing is free. If you want to improve your relationship to your own feelings and your relationship to … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail, Unicorns, Bigfoot, Narcissists who validate our feelings, and other mythical inventions that do not exist.

The Therapy is Dandy Guide to Having a Parent for a Narcissist. Chapter 24. Well, well. Look what’s back. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” The thing about writing about narcissists that I have … Continue reading

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Summertime Blues, Loss and Depression

I know, I know. I hate the title of this one too. The good news is that after this post, you will see much less of a mopey attitude. Promise. Today’s enemy, today’s sermon, today’s you-get-points-for-just-reading, is all about unexpressed … Continue reading

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