When your counselor, stated I needed to write an impact letter, my first thought was… great that sounds like a good place to start, how does your drinking affect me. My second thought was, a very common thought I have that occurs as general theme in our marriage together…. “What if the letter upsets him, [...]
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Noticing when casual conversation becomes gossip, negative or directly hurtful. Catching up with coworkers isn’t a bad thing but it can turn into a bad thing if the topic, tone, or language used is not polite and respectful. Being aware when speaking of positions, promotions/demotions, and policy and about the company. All of this [...]
I want to share a bit about my story and how many times the decisions we make are what mark our destiny.At the beginning of this year (2018) I made the decision to come and live in this country (USA) and leave my little paradise, Costa Rica. I felt the need to come here, to [...]
The beginning of the school year will be here before we know it! That also means that the end of summer vacation is near. Parents and children may have different feelings about this time of year. One feeling that parents and children can all agree, is that the shift from summer to school is [...]
Our colleague and friend, Karen Severson, a few months ago decided to tell the experiences that has had throughout her career, She wrote a book! And Nicole Amenheuser from Sunbury Press Books read this book and sent us this: Karen Severson, M.D., gives us invaluable insight into dementia with her psychology background as well as [...]
Anger, frustration and annoyed are on a spectrum of the same emotional experience. They are umbrella terms for a more specific feeling. If your anger is triggered, we need to go a level deeper in understanding ourselves to determine the actual experience. Some examples of things that make us “angry” are: Feeling: Disrespected Betrayed [...]
I find it really difficult to make people understand my point of view. I end up getting frustrated. What should I do?admin 2018-08-13T14:12:59+00:00
Everyone comes into a conversation/interaction with a different perspective. (think of how different people see optical illusions differently) They are making assumptions of your meaning based on their own experiences with you and with others. When we struggle with our ability to convey thoughts there are a few techniques you can use: 1.) Ask [...]
If two soldiers both witness horrific atrocities, what is the difference between the one who develops PTSD and the one who doesn’t?admin 2018-08-13T14:28:08+00:00
This is a great question. There are multiple factors that impact how each person processes trauma. 1.) Perspective on how the person views their experience during the event. IF one soldier felt hopeless, helpless, extreme fear or horror, they are more likely to get PTSD. 2.) If one soldier feels guilt or shame (real [...]
Sexual Assault is devastating for both the Survivor and the people who love her/him. Often, those around the survivor find themselves at a loss for words due to their own vicarious trauma from the event. The experiences for these secondary victims vary depending on the person and sometimes even on the [...]
It seems hard to believe, but most people who question their knowledge feel like a fraud. As a matter of fact, a majority of professionals feel like they were just “winging it”. This phenomenon is called Imposter Syndrome, a term coined by Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978. It is basically when very skilled [...]