A Heart Full of Appreciation

A Heart Full of Appreciation

Phew! What a ride! For the past ten months, a stalwart group of practitioners has met, studied and diligently practiced Acceptance and Integration Training. Working to learn new skills and shift paradigms from the clunky searching for insight and trying to make behavioral changes to helping clients untangle from the fundamental polarized energetic charge that drives pain and dysfunction, takes time.

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Still Lighthousing

Still Lighthousing

In our last session, they dove far past limitations of traditional talk therapy and learned to help clients (AND themselves) untether from the pull of unconscious identities and identifications. It was deeply rewarding to watch the lightbulbs come on as painful tensions fell away. Meet one of this year's participants, Bobby MacNamara.

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Secrets to a Flourishing Practice, Part 2

Secrets to a Flourishing Practice, Part 2

There’s one more secret to a flourishing practice. It’s the one I’ve held to for so long, I didn’t even think of when I was writing Secrets to a Flourishing Practice. Sometimes you just don’t see the nose in front of your own face! It didn’t even come to mind until I saw the comment from my friend, Jeff Brunson.

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Secrets to a Flourishing Practice

Secrets to a Flourishing Practice

A recent issue of Psychotherapy Networker asserted 33% fewer people turn to therapy than they did 20 years ago. Good news. Bad news.

The good news is that our clients are more savvy than 20 years ago. They often come in with a higher level of awareness and clarity about what they want. They are seeking rapid relief and may even tell you they don’t have the patience or time for those “slo-mo” approaches from a “by-gone era.”

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Pause, Recognize the Value of Your Work

Pause, Recognize the Value of Your Work

Our skills are needed. If you have the space in your life and can offer your services, I trust you will. It can be easy to minimize the work we do. Please don’t. Pause, take a minute and recognize the value of the work you do, reflect on the investment you’ve made in your skills. Though you may not be able to head to Texas, your presence, your work matters right where you are.

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