Tag Archives: resilience

This Year Was The Worst Year Ever!

But actually for most, it really wasn’t. Here’s an end of year wrap up and resilience check. 1. Check your context 2. Self regulate using gratitude, meditation, mindfulness 3. Reframe your experience and redefine success 4. Renegotiate your perceptions… If you survived this year… it’s a success. If you’re primary relationship and your friendships are […]

The ONE thing you need to survive

This is a different post. Because I go deep down into what brought me to a place of healing others… by exposing my own healing. It’s not secret.  It’s in my E-book in chunks. And even this doesn’t cover all of it. There was even more. Extortion, threats, physical violence, emotional pain. Not unique. This […]

Why I never recommend EMDR for trauma treatment…(and why that makes me unpopular)

And why I’m ok with that… Here’s where most, including this article miss the boat.  https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/emdr-taking-a-closer-look/ Exposure therapy, talk therapy, and EMDR often decrease reported symptoms temporarily by walking a person through the horrors of their life from start to finish. Linear… retrieving from their memories in the exact same way it happened. But what fires […]

3 Bold Ways To Prevent Burnout (No Excuses Allowed)

If you’re an ambitious, motivated, self-directed, type-A personality… you’re wired to be curious, bold, and in constant active mode.   And that’s a good thing.   In fact, it can be great.   What makes it not so great is that you’re also prone to burn out.   Classic burn out symptoms can include lack […]

How To Use Tough Times To Get Stronger

So we know that tough times happen. Struggle is inevitable. It’s life – bad things are going to happen. Financial setbacks, health issues, loss and grief. Stress in general – not just in January, but all year round. During the last 2 weeks of January there is noted decreased resiliency as a result of post-holiday […]

Questions Every Therapist Should Be Able To Answer And Books On Their Shelf

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I haven’t just had years of working with clients and helping provide education to them on their health concerns and symptoms. In addition to thousands of hours in clinical practice, I also have worked to help train other therapists in the same. And beyond that I have therapists trained in other modalities coming to see […]

How To Maintain Control Through Life’s Disappointments and Other Crushing Blows

I remember a time years ago when I felt like I had everything together – I had it made. Life was coming together just as I had planned and I was happy and optimistic for my future. My family was running like a well oiled machine. My work was satisfying and expanding. Nothing had been […]

Strategies Resilient People Use To Maintain Happiness

Life is full of transition and we often think that being resilient means that we get through just about everything without getting ruffled. Immune to depression or anxiety or any less than optimal state. Well that’s just not true. Life isn’t always optimal – it doesn’t make it easy. And that’s not what resilience is […]

How Developing A Superiority Complex Keeps You From Staying Stuck In The Past

 Oh I know… we’re taught the opposite. You’re not better than anyone. Treat everyone as equals. Level the playing field. We’re all supposed to be the same. And we are. As far as rights and freedoms, humanity and decency. But we aren’t as far as how we treat each other always. I’m not advocating that […]

What Resilience Is Not…Coping Skills Gone Bad

  We know that resilience is more than just controlling emotions or managing behaviors or being able to push through and withstand extreme stressors without losing your sh–. And in fact a lot of these skills I call out as a load of crap – verbatim just after 4:35 in this video 😉 But we […]