The Counselor Speaks Out

THE COUNSELOR SPEAKS OUT To my mind, sadly, the trend toward the science/math axis in American education is growing, as emphasis on the arts, literature, humanities, even the social sciences is declining. Of interest is that the opposite trends are happening, both in China and other nations. Along with losing our moral compass to greed […]

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The Counselor Talks About PTSD

PTSD AND COMMON SENSE Aha!  More research!  Anyone who reads this column knows I enjoy on genuine research results, and laughing at the research that comes up with what, basically, most of us know and/or intuit, without its having been researched—usually by federal government grants and monies. A Los Angeles Times article 6 June—this year, […]

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Happier People In The Counselor’s Office

HAPPIER PEOPLE 12.  It doesn’t matter—or, do not sweat the nickel dime s__t.  the latter was a mantra of a friend in college—meaning, for all of us oh so sophisticated 18-year-olds back then about the same as TGIF.  A few years ago, however, I read an essay by Roger Rosenblatt called “It Doesn’t Matter” as […]

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And Yet More Happy People

AND YET MORE HAPPY PEOPLE Please see the two previous articles for the source of stuff on happy folk that a client passed on to me. 9.  Eat nutritiously—which means first, never step foot into a fast food restaurant to “dine” in or take out.  The food is bad for you, containing more fat and […]

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More Happy People

MORE HAPPY PEOPLE More suggestions from Chiara Fucarino’s website on happy folk that a client has passed on to me.  Ms. Fucarino wrote about twenty-two ways happy folk do and think things differently.  In my first column on this topic I concurred that indeed, happy folk choose to think, feel, act and respond in particular […]

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Happy People

HAPPY PEOPLE A client gave me a hard copy of a blog, Positive Way, by Chiara Fucarino, about twenty-two ways happy folk do things differently. Some of the ideas are familiar, but good ideas can always be learned again, and some of the ideas Ms. Fucarino suggested are new to me.  Be in the present—remember, […]

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And Yet More Of Our Unconscious In Our Counselor’s Office

AND YET MORE OF OUR UNCOUNSCIOUS IN OUR COUNSELOR’S OFFICE One of the excellent qualities of the unconscious that most clients enjoy hearing, is that the unconscious is a workhorse—meaning that the conscious work the client does is vastly helped along by the unconscious. Both therapists and clients speak of working in therapy, which can […]

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More Of Our Unconscious In the Counselor’s Office

MORE OF OUR UNCONSCIOUS IN THE COUNSELOR’S OFFICE Nota bene, or please note well that my title in this piece includes my own unconscious, which, actually, I wrote about last time. Ok, as promised, the concrete metaphors I use with clients and students, when endeavoring to get the idea of the unconscious, who resides within […]

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Your Unconscious In Your Counselor’s Office

YOUR UNCONSCIOUS IN YOUR COUNSELOR’S OFFICE I am going to write for the next few sessions on your unconscious and how powerful it is in your life.  I am also writing about my unconscious and the unconscious of every other human soul. The unconscious is the reservoir of all memories, all feelings, all experiences since […]

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A Room Of Your Own

A ROOM OF YOUR OWN More mindfulness to bring you a sense of wellbeing and contentment—perhaps happiness? If you have a whole room to re-create—an office or bedroom—excellent, but simply creating a space that is yours and that can bring you pleasure works as well. Think about it as your sacred space, filled with your […]

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