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I am a psychologist with a small psychotherapy practice in Orem UT. I work with teens, adults, and couples. Most of the people I see come to counseling for help with anxiety or depression in one form or another. We … Continue reading
“Being able to walk away from the conversation is the definition of privilege.” Brene Brown’s comments on Charlottesville.
This is a workshop my husband and I are putting on for a little neighborhood/church group tomorrow. 1) Know my own objective in the communication process. Karla and John’s goal: Discuss how to connect to family and neighbors while … Continue reading
Taking on the Job Identify your support team. Who else shares the burden? Recognize that although we may feel alone, there are usually others we can lean on to a greater or lesser degree. Be realistic with yourself about what … Continue reading
This exercise takes anywhere from 9-12 minutes, depending on respiration rate. The goal of here-and-now training is to be fully present – not thinking about the past or worrying about the future, but gently focusing attention on where you are … Continue reading
Make several lists: 1. phases of my life 2. people in my life 3. places in my life 4. places in my head 5. the world outside my hometown – people/places/events I relate to or feel something about 6. things … Continue reading
A journal entry from some time ago. First I should note that my mother and I share an inherited autoimmune blood-clotting disorder which can lead to mini-strokes. My husband is a little paranoid about any memory lapse or other cognitive … Continue reading