Conflict · Uncategorized

A family member is badgering you: what do you do?

Problem: your aunt breaths fire at you whenever you see her.  She's belittling, insulting, hurtful, and all other synonyms for "offensive" you can come up with, and her nastiness burns you.  What do you do?  Is this worth a big fight, an exchange of words, a gentle palaver, or should you just leave it alone? … Continue reading A family member is badgering you: what do you do?

Borderline personality disorder · Uncategorized

Understanding borderline personality disorder

"People with BPD are like [patients] with third degree burns over 90% of their bodies.  Lacking emotional skin, they feel agony at the slightest touch or movement." -- Dr. Marsha Linehan Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a perplexing disorder, partly because people with this illness tend to spark deeply positive or negative emotions in those… Continue reading Understanding borderline personality disorder

Imagery · Uncategorized

Imagery: the visitor with an answer

You have a burning question. There’s something painful in your life, and you stay awake long into the night looking for an answer. It's urgent, and the emotion is killing you. Maybe it’s a daughter who uses drugs.  Or you’re coping with an illness, stuck with out-of-control anger, or trying to decide whether to drop… Continue reading Imagery: the visitor with an answer

Mood and anxiety · Therapy · Uncategorized

Cognitive therapy: mind conquers mood

"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude." -- Oprah Winfrey Cognitive therapy (CT) is a powerful technique therapists use to help their clients deal with life's tougher moments.  It's used worldwide to help individuals overcome psychiatric problems like phobias, depression, anxiety, personality disorders,… Continue reading Cognitive therapy: mind conquers mood