Why We Should Forgive Even When It’s Difficult

Forgiving someone that has harmed you is never an easy task. Sometimes people refuse to forgive because they feel the other person simply does not deserve it. Sometimes the pain is too severe and forgiveness does not seem like a real option. But why should we choose to forgive? Is it really to let the…

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…

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…

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…

Let’s Introduce Ourselves

Who am I and why am I here? These questions tend to induce a great amount of existential anxiety at the core of a person and there is no doubt in my mind that you have thought about it before. Before we go down that road, let us take the road traveled more often and…