Posts Tagged ‘Anxiety’

Future-Tripping

I often have to slow down and ask myself: “What’s the rush?” “Why am I so eager to get somewhere else?” “What’s pushing me to want to escape?” An objective outsider might suggest that my life appears to be on the right track; but for me, I’m riddled with thoughts about what I “should” or […]

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Becoming aware of our negative thought processes

As a practitioner, I have noticed many commonalities exist with my clients.  Although each individual or couple is unique and brings with them their own set of belief systems or ideals, I often hear: “I should be doing this,” or  “He always,” or “This is going to stick with me forever.” These types of statements not only […]

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Therapy is not just for the wearisome…

Many of us believe counseling and psychotherapy are only intended for those exhibiting serious pathology or for individuals, couples, or families that are somehow “weak,” “sick,” or “dysfunctional.” While psychotherapy and pharmacological therapies can and do significantly improve the quality of life for those dealing with more serious pathologies—name any one of the more acute […]

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Here’s to looking forward instead of backwards!

As 2009 comes to a close, it’s tempting for many of us to look back and to dwell on the hardships, the struggles, the turmoil or the uncertainties that we faced.  After-all, for many, we lost loved ones or we suffered the loss of a job.  Families watched as their loved ones went off to […]

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