STUFFING YOUR FEELINGS
POSTED February 8, 2018 by admin

“Pick yourself up by your bootstraps and carry on” this particular saying I took to mean “stuff all of your feelings, don’t grieve, don’t show others your sadness, fears or anxiety”. Don’t make time to process or give room for negative emotions. The problem with this shortsighted saying and belief is that if an individual […]

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A SECRET TO AUTHENTIC LISTENING
POSTED February 8, 2018 by admin

  “Seek first to understand, THEN seek to be understood”.  This is communication 101. Most of the time as we listen to someone speak we have already come up with several points about what we want to say or convey to the speaker before they are finished speaking. In fact, the thoughts we have during […]

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MASSAGE AND COUNSELING?
POSTED February 8, 2018 by admin

  A deep tissue massage as a metaphor for counseling: Have you ever had a deep tissue massage? Have you experienced painful knots in your neck or back? The masseuse does not start out working directly on the knots. They massage surrounding areas and the knot. They then spend direct time on the knot but […]

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