Category Archives: Renewal

Self Pity versus Self Mourning

Just a quick thought & a question– what is the difference between feeling sad about something bad in your life, and feeling self-pity? This came up recently in a session, where a client worried about sinking into self-pity. this is … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about our relationship (some more)

Let’s face it: sometimes things have gone from bad to worse. Do we just quit, find someone new & start over, or try to save this one? Tough judgment call. Here’s some food for thought from some other sources> http://speakingofmarriage.com/2014/04/27/surviving-infidelity-a-step-by-step-guide-to-healing/Continue reading

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Spiritual Atheists

If you follow the buzz in certain circles, you’ve been hearing about various psychotherapeutic practitioners getting on board the spirituality bandwagon. This is, in some ways, amusing. Carl Jung was all over the spiritual side of things from the beginning, … Continue reading

Posted in belongingness, Distress tolerance, Emotions, Feelings, happiness, mental health, mindfulness, Recovery, Renewal, spirituality, Uncategorized, Wilderness | 1 Comment

When Therapists Dream

Bob Newhart demonstrates a dramatic form of brief therapy: Seriously, folks, sometimes a therapist will give “a directive,” otherwise known as telling a client what to do. But some therapists’ training is to┬ánever give a directive of any kind. When … Continue reading

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Still on Vacation, More or Less

Close up of wildflowers in Kings Canyon National Park, near Sphinx Lakes   Auguries of Innocence BY WILLIAM BLAKE To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm … Continue reading

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