Posts Tagged "counseling"

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Mood

Battling a low mood is difficult and sometimes it gets to the point where motivation to help yourself might even wane. This time of the year, Seasonal Affect Disorder or S.A.D. is in full swing. Here are 5 strategies that therapists teach clients when they are battling depression or S.A.D. Keep in mind that counseling has been shown as the most effective strategy to overcome depression, so seek the help of a professional if you are feeling your low mood has become difficult to manage and it is getting in the way of responsibilities and relationships. 1. Keep track of your daily activities...

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Can I Make a Counseling Appointment for Someone Else?

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Can I Make a Counseling Appointment for Someone Else?

Short answer: No. Long answer: There are lots of reasons why you shouldn’t make a counseling appointment for someone else, unless of course you are the legal guardian of that person and that person is under 18 years old and here is why: Counseling success depends on the client’s willingness to be there and participate. Signing someone up for counseling shows that they are not ready yet and IF they show up for the appointment, they will most likely be guarded, resentful towards you for making them go, and unwilling to explore the issues that caused you to sign them up. If you feel...

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3 Strategies to Let Go of Control

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

3 Strategies to Let Go of Control

Letting go is kind of like floating on a river. Life is the river, it has direction, current, and flow. Sometimes its bumpy and sometimes it is smooth. Imagine you are a leaf and the river is pulling you along with it. You can either hold on to every rock or branch that you pass trying to hang on and control how fast you float down the river or you can let go and let it take you where it will anyway. As a continuation of the previous blog, “Learn how to control the one person you can, you”, I have identified 3 strategies to shift your focus or control from others onto you; ways...

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Accepting Control Over the One Person You Can…You!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

Accepting Control Over the One Person You Can…You!

Some of the best words I ever learned were: You can’t change others, only yourself. Another way I have heard this is: You can’t change others, just your reaction to them. There are two ways to control. One in which you try to control everything around the people in your life in hopes for making them think, feel, or act differently.  The other way is to try to actually get the other person to change the person they are so they can be who you want them to be. How many times have you tried, with no avail, to get someone to notice you, to make it easy for them to like you, spend time...

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What Does It Mean To Practice Self-Care?

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

What Does It Mean To Practice Self-Care?

Self-care is a skill that many find they have forgotten about when the going gets tough. Research shows that when we are suffering though a depression that one of the first things to go is self-reward. Simple as it may seem, treating yourself good makes you feel good. They can be indulgent, self-loving, nurturing interests, allowing time for peace and quiet, and even reconnecting with childhood interests we may have forgotten about. Self-Care: Alone or With Others? Personally, I try to teach people how to participate in self-care as an individual skill. What I mean by that is self-care can...

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