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LIFE IS SHORT

It’s trite and redundant to say because it’s been said a million times before:  “Life is short, so make the most of it while you’re still here.”  In my teens, 20’s, and 30’s, I heard variations of that same message echoed by strangers, friends, and family members alike.  I suppose that I understood the whole […]

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Identical Twins

ARE YOU TED OR JOHN?

When I was boy, I was enmeshed with my identical twin brother, Ted.  Our identities were intertwined, wrapped among and around each other’s, like formless vines interlaced around the trunk of a tree.  My Mother encouraged us to dress alike, and my father encouraged us to have the same friends.  And our friends didn’t really […]

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COALS COMMUNICATION

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, it’s imperative that I model effective active listening and communication skills for my clients.  I also choose to take these active listening and communication skills home with me to my wife and family, so that I not only talk the talk but walk the walk.  I want my intentions, […]

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COMMUNICATION IS KEY

  As a Marriage and Family Therapist, communication is key to building rapport with clients.  Communication is the key that unlocks the doors behind which people often hide.  Communication is the key that opens their hearts.  There are many facets and dimensions to effective communication.  In this blog post, I will share with you one […]

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KEY COMMUNICATION POINTERS

I truly believe that how we choose to communicate something is as important (or more important) than what we choose to communicate. Therefore, it is very important before speaking to be mindful of what our intention is, and what our ultimate goal is, in order to present our thoughts and feelings in such a way […]

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ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS

Download as PDF Active Listening is a very successful set of listening skills and techniques which enable the listener to accurately construe what the speaker is intending to say. In turn, the speaker feels heard, and understood. Soon the communication between the speaker and listener flows smoothly, free of messy misunderstandings. Consequently, the people in […]

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THE EMDR PROCESS HELPS YOU TO REALIZE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL!!

EMDR Thoughts to Consider in Therapy and in EMDR EMDR is about allowing, accepting, and holding space for things as they are right now. It is not about fixing things. Fixing confounds the healing process. To the extent that you judge something as bad, wrong, or needs to be fixed, you are stuck with it. […]

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ANGER MANAGEMENT THERAPY

Anger Download as PDF Anger is one of the most baffling and cunning emotions that people try to get a handle on in our world today. It is the most enigmatic of all emotions, the most daunting, and the most awe-inspiring. Some people recoil from anger, and wish it would just disappear off the face […]

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WHAT’S YOUR SELF IMAGE?

Anxiety and Depression: Its Symptoms and Treatments Download as a PDF Anxiety and Depression affect millions of Americans each year. These two illnesses manifest themselves differently in terms of the degree of severity and the type of symptoms. In this article, I will touch upon the most common anxiety disorders; Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and […]

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