Epiphany

Today is moving in slow motion, very calm and serene. I’m not complaining. So how about a little poetry to go along with the mood. This is an oldie I wrote over 10 years ago… Epiphany Clouds accumulated above our heads today. They were unnatural, swirling into each other like a painting in motion. The lighter tones…

Free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, is a therapeutic approach that addresses a person’s thinking patterns and behavior. It is often used to help promote positive behavior and manage negative thoughts. It is a great tool that many therapists, including myself, utilize on a regular basis. Recently I took out the time to create…

How To Know If You’re A Social Introvert

Introversion vs Extroversion, the epic battle that has been raging for centuries. Perhaps you’ve been accused of being a social hermit because you would rather be passively watching YouTube videos beneath the covers rather than spending time with acquaintances and strangers at a local bar. You’ve come to terms with your introversion but you still…

The 10 Minute Rule: Setting Yourself Up For a Positive Day

I think it’s fair to say that we can all manage our time more efficiently throughout the day. This may be most true in the morning. How many snoozes have you snoozed? How many times have you rushed through breakfast or skipped it altogether to save a few precious minutes? Nobody wants to rush through…

The Mad Leader

There once was a town that praised their leader for his goodness. One day, someone from an opposing village poisoned the town’s water supply. Everyone but the leader and his servant drank from the water, and overtime the townspeople were driven mad from the tainted supply. Eventually, the people started to believe that their leader…

Mindful Exiting – Leave It All Behind You

Imagine you leave your house in the morning with an empty bag slung on your back. Now imagine that you pick up an apple sized rock every time you go through a door and place that rock in your bag. How many rocks would you have by the end of the day? How much does…

Cognitive Distortions Can Be Weird Sometimes

For those unfamiliar with the term, a cognitive distortion (CD) is a type of negative thought. There are many categories of CDs and when I do CBT work with my clients I try to have them understand which ones they engage in most often. The first step of changing behavior is to build awareness, so…

Why Do Men Resist Therapy?

It is known that men have a higher suicide rate than women. Men are also not immune to trials, tribulations and the impact of negative emotions, hence the high suicide rate. You might know a family member, friend or lover that needs support and therapy could be beneficial for that person. So if the need…

The Heroic Therapist vs The Human Therapist

Which one saves the day? “With great power comes great responsibility”. Any fan of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is surely familiar with this quote. You may have heard it before even if you’re not a spidey fan, or you may be unknowingly living by this mantra through your role as a mental health practitioner. There…