Do you have difficulty separating your thoughts from your emotions? If you do, you may blame others for how you feel and behave. You may also feel responsible for the emotions and behaviour of others. Continue reading “Differentiating Between Emotions and Thoughts”
In Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Marsha Linehan describes each person as having three states of mind; emotion mind, reasonable mind, and wise mind. When we are in emotion mind, our emotions run the show and drive our thoughts, decisions and behaviour. Continue reading “When Emotions Run your Life”
I don’t recall ever having a client I didn’t like. On the contrary, I have genuinely liked and enjoyed most of my clients. My favourite clients of course, are those who make progress. Continue reading “How to Be a Successful Client”
If you struggle with alcohol, you likely know the consequences of over indulging. If you use marijuana excessively, you probably think the benefits outweigh the negatives. That’s because most chronic pot smokers use marijuana to deal with anxiety, depression, anger, and a variety of other emotions.
Continue reading “Marijuana to Regulate Emotions”
I read my 13-year-old Granddaughter Kaylie’s Blog the other day. She wrote that she steps back from her emotions and examines them as if they were the emotions of a friend. I realized that she was describing an important lesson in mindfulness. Continue reading “A Mindfulness Lesson from my Granddaughter”
This week I’ve had an influx of client’s going through a break-up. It’s heartbreaking because each person turns themselves inside and out agonizing over their ex’s parting gift; a list of all their faults and everything they ever did wrong. Continue reading “Your ex is not a Reliable Source of Info About you”
Hobbies play an important role in helping us stay present and in the moment. Before I learned Mindfulness, I thought a hobby’s only function was to prove I wasn’t boring at a cocktail party. After all, what practical reason could I have for filling my basement with miniature dollhouses? Continue reading “Hobbies as a form of Mindfulness”