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Whining and Mental Health

Whining and mental health. They’re closely connected. Whine, whine, whine! I could slap her! Yes, Lourdes. She’s so whiney and complaining. She exhibits things I dislike. Like refusing to change, external control,, criticalness, and getting stuck. During session, I wondered about what creative things I could do to get through her. And have a break!… Continue reading Whining and Mental Health

The Therapeutic Relationship

What is this so-called the “therapeutic relationship?”  That kind of interpersonal link between therapist and client or patient. “Fellow travelers,” described Dr. Irvin Yalom. Over history, the “therapeutic relationship” has been described in varied forms or ways. Patient – Therapist. Client – Counselor. Client – Facilitator. Analysand – Analyst. Client – Facilitator. User – Provider.… Continue reading The Therapeutic Relationship

Search For True Happiness

It’s in our minds and hearts all the time: the search for true happiness. Carol knows it too well.  She almost tried everything – work, career, money, husband, kids, public recognition, among others. One time, Carol asked her husband for a bigger (and expensive) car. Hers was small. And she’s not happy and content with… Continue reading Search For True Happiness

Healing From Being Financially Scammed

Are you healing from being financially scammed? She looks legitimate. Fancy self described Bitcoin millionaire. That’s a woman named “Rukky” who posed as “account manager”on Facebook. She’s complete with photos and “mission to help” posts on the platform. She entices investors to send small amounts of Bitcoin for big profit returns in 72 hours. The… Continue reading Healing From Being Financially Scammed

Active Mind and Longevity

A key to longevity in life is maintaining an active mind. It’s “creative cure.’ I always notice the fact that those who live longer and better have this personal strength. They begun, of course, since they were very young. In their homes or life experiences. Often, the active mind has been nurtured over many years… Continue reading Active Mind and Longevity

When Death Saves You

Death saves. Let me explain what I mean. That’s what happened to Ebenezer Scrooge. Remember him, from Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol?” He used to be a mean-spirited, isolated, and self centered possessive old man. Until he met his “ghost of the future.” A preview of his future yet to come appeared before him. He… Continue reading When Death Saves You

Money Problems and Mental Health

Money problems and mental health. They often go together. Most of the catastrophes that happen to people nowadays have something to do with money. Bankruptcy. Economic recession. Debts. Hunger. Poverty. Overspending. Unemployment.  The list is endless. And its associated mishaps can touch every aspect of our lives. Such as, self-esteem, family, relationship with others, our… Continue reading Money Problems and Mental Health

Therapy as Theatre

The therapy hour is theatre. Inside it lies different patterns, shades, and colors of what we call life. It’s a time of creativity to help fellow travelers. To heal. To get free. To break loose from self damaging ways. As a psychotherapist, much of it for me is spontaneous and improvisational. I react and respond… Continue reading Therapy as Theatre

Feeling Stuck In Life? Do These Things

What could you do when feeling “stuck?” Or, “stuck in your ways?” Psychopathology is often an issue of “stuckness.” There is lingering inability to move on with life. Mando was a client in the late 1990s. When he came to see me, he’s sobbing and unable to control his rage. After 20 years, Mando remains… Continue reading Feeling Stuck In Life? Do These Things

“Injustice Collector,” Anyone?

Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole coined the term “injustice collector?” She writes: “An ‘Injustice Collector’ is someone who sees injustices in many, if not most things that happen to them in life. Injustice Collectors can misperceive the smallest slights and turn them into major events and they can accumulate these injustices for years. Their response to… Continue reading “Injustice Collector,” Anyone?

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