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Acceptance and Change

"The curious paradox is what I accept myself, then I can change" ~Carl Rogers

Accepting yourself and at the same time trying to change is what's called a dialectic - two things that are complete opposites and yet both are true. As she developed Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Marsha Linehan learned that seeking to change was an actual block to producing meaningful, life affirming change.  She noticed that people commonly thought "if I need to change, then there must be something wrong with me." The reality is that we all can use a little positive change, but the only way to get there is to first accept reality as it is and accept who we are at this very moment

By |2015-01-25T17:24:59+00:00January 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have you forgotten how to play?

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"

Life is hard, let's be honest.  As we get older we focus on our daily struggles like paying the bills, getting to work on time, making dinner, working out (maybe) and worrying about our kids and partners. There aren't enough hours in the day to get the work done. We push ourselves harder and expect more and wonder when we will break.  There's no time to play when the work just keeps coming.

By |2020-02-18T10:06:46+00:00January 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How is PTSD effecting your relationships?

60% of adults report experiencing trauma in their childhood and 4 of 10 children say they experienced a physical assault in the past year. The most well known symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are nightmares, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, avoidance of triggers and dissociation.  Less obvious, though, and possibly more pervasive are the effects that PTSD has on the ability to have healthy relationships.

By |2020-02-18T10:08:10+00:00January 11th, 2015|PTSD and Trauma Therapy|0 Comments