Monthly Archives: August 2013

Back to Listening

I remember reading a comment by Dr,. David Burns, author of The Feeling Good Handbook, to the effect that he’d done a lot of training with people who were licensed psychotherapists of various kinds who were many years away from … Continue reading

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NAMI and Co-occurring disorders

I’m back from my last chance to go to the High Sierra before summer’s over.  Backpacking is, for me, a very relaxing form of recreation because it involves three things: walking, eating, and sleeping. Not too much else. Oh, right– looking … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki reframed

In the world of psychotherapy one of the frequently used techniques is called reframing. It is simply looking at things from a different point of view. To use a personal experience from outside of therapy, when I once told a … Continue reading

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Does Wolverine have PTSD?

Just a passing thought– I saw the Wolverine movie and noticed that he seems to have flashbacks of his lost love. I haven’t followed the whole Wolverine saga, so will have to get caught up– I’ve always liked Hugh Jackman’s … Continue reading

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Self-pity and self-compassion

I ended up last time wondering how, if pity is the feeling of “oh, you poor thing” (I’m better than you), can it be possible for someone to really experience self-pity. I mean, how can I not be on a … Continue reading

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