New Possibility: Executive Coaching

March 31, 2017 by

Having trained in and practiced psychotherapy for 35 years, I have decided to apply my skills in a new arena. I have been undergoing training through the College of Executive Coaching, based in California, toward becoming a certified Business/Executive Coach. Business of Executive Coaching differ from psychotherapy, in that it addresses career issues in the […]

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Face Fears: Walk toward the lion’s roar!

September 18, 2014 by

Cognitive therapy for depression, a widely used approach, is based on the notion that depressive symptoms—sadness, loss of enjoyment, fatigue—are actually products of fear. That is, the person has allowed anxieties and doubts to take over, and to become the only “truths.” She starts to believe the fears are the total story, whereas they really […]

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Self-Care Can Be Surprisingly Challenging

March 25, 2013 by

Self-care seems like a common sense thing, something to balance out the stresses of life. However, certain kinds of anxious people have special difficulty with practicing self-care: Workaholics: These folks are always focused on the next problem, and don’t stop to appreciate how much energy they have spent on previous challenges. Driven by feelings of […]

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The Narcissist: Looking for Love

October 18, 2005 by

Mary-Beth is a narcissist. This is a personality disorder characterized by a heightened sense of self-importance and grandiose feelings of uniqueness. Mary-Beth makes it appear that everything in the world is about her: her needs, her worries, her schedule, her feelings. She engages in a lot of self-dramatizing behaviour, and claims her average achievements are […]

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Criticism: Making it Help – Not Hurt

October 22, 2004 by

There will always be times when unpleasant things have to be said. And if they’re not said, problems will fester. The skill of communicating your concerns without alienating the other is valuable. Being able to hear another’s concerns about your behavior, and to learn from him/her, is a useful skill too. Giving Criticism This must […]

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