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Worth of Your Past

What is the worth of your past? Awhile ago I was having a virtual session with Rose on Skype. She’s a woman with a painful past. Years before she migrated to Canada, she suffered varied kinds of abuse in the family. Not just physically and emotionally. There’s also sexual abuse (rape) of a relative. That… Continue reading Worth of Your Past

Facts of Life Are for Everyone

Facts of life are for everyone. Especially in the basic ebb and flow of our daily living. In psychotherapy, there are always themes processed that are the same for everyone. Psychotherapist and author Dr. Jeffrey Kottler writes, “Even the most creative, inventive, and impulsive clinician will teach similar lessons to all her clients … Regardless… Continue reading Facts of Life Are for Everyone

Touching Is Part of Recovery

Touching is part of recovery. A street girl once had a sticker on her T-shirt that tells passersby, “Come here for free hugs!” Touch is of great importance to emotional and physical health as well as one’s overall well being. I’ve noticed that psychological or emotional woundedness is always characterized by deficits in “touching.” “I’ve… Continue reading Touching Is Part of Recovery

Knowing Has Limits

Knowing has limits. That has always been true to human nature. With the numerous months and hours we spent in-session, Brady remained stuck. That, despite receiving a lot of information. Not only about himself. But also about his process. What more should I have shared? My growing impatience? My irritations? The mind possesses formidable barriers… Continue reading Knowing Has Limits

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

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