Hurt People, Hurt People It is an old adage that “hurt people hurt people.” It is well known that those who have been emotionally damaged tend to inflict their hurt and pain on other people. For example, a large percentage of those who have been sexually abused become the abusers of others; those who suffered… Continue reading Hurt People Do Hurt People
In my line of work I help people along the path of improving their lives by making “change”, yet very often people come into my office falling back into old patterns with their heads hanging low.
I then find myself educating on how the process of change happens.
First we become aware of the change we want to make and we examine the reasons the behavior was developed, often exploring where it first began.
Then we find new ways to meet their needs such as getting support, exploring and naming fears and examining the benefits and drawbacks to the behavior.
OK, so this all sounds good in theory but old habits don’t die that easily, do they? I explain that when we try to change an old habit, it sometimes gets worse. Don’t give up at this critical point. The “I can’t stand it anymore” feeling often means you are…
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As spring becomes in full bloom, it reminds me of growth and aliveness, something I love to see in the people that I help in my daily work. One aspect of my job is running groups; my favorite group is psychodrama group. Many people are unfamiliar with this type of therapy as it is an action… Continue reading Why I Love What I do…
Five years ago today, I learned about the concept of “infinite, inherent worth and value”. You can’t lose it or you can’t earn it, it’s mine simply because I was chosen to be on earth. So, this meant the mistakes I made or the “bad” things that I have done, do not go on record;… Continue reading Inherent Value
In my line of work I help people along the path of improving their lives by making “change”, yet very often people come into my office falling back into old patterns with their heads hanging low. I then find myself educating on how the process of change happens. First we become aware of the change… Continue reading Change