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Larry Kudlow Admits That He Still Struggles With Addiction After 18 Years Sober
A CNBC anchor, former Wall Street economist and Ronald Reagan adviser has told how he’s still struggling with his decad...
Tune In Today- Cali Estes Talks About Stress And Addiction In The Business World
One Hour At A TIme- Host Mary Woods Monday, November 25, 2013 Stress and Addiction in the Business World with Guest Cali E...
NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS
NAVIGATING THE STRESS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS by Carol Sampson, LCSW As the parent of a high school student and a therapis...
Raising Natural Born Killers? Sheen Twin's Violent Behavior Due to Mom's Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol
Los Angeles, Nov 12 (IANS) Socialite Brooke Mueller has agreed to have her twins Bob and Max tested for "fetal alcohol and dr...
Black Friday Turns To Black Eye Friday
A dispute over a parking spot turned violent outside a Wal-Mart in Tazewell, Va. Two men were charged after the altercation. ...
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"A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life." - Richard Bach
I find it incredibly exciting and rewarding to offer Premarital Counselling as well as Wedding Ceremonies to my clients. I truly believe that bringing together Soulmates is a sacred responsibility, and I take my work very seriously. In my private life, I have been married for 15 years to my very own Soulmate, and we have been blessed with a wonderful life. I would consider it an honour to share my years of experience with you in preparation for your blessed event. I believe that every couple who desires to marry h...
EXPRESSIVE ARTS FOR GROWTH AND TRANSFORMATION:
I was first introduced to expressive arts through a personal journey of transofrmation following a significant and life altering accident. As I healed from serious physical injuries and emotional trauma related to my accient, art making was the healing agent in my life.
From this experience I have sought training in expressive arts therapy as both a therapeutic tool for my clients and as a way to work with individuals and couples for personal growth, tranformation, and relationship enhancement.
Expressive arts utilizes the power of creativity to open up the body, mind, and spirit. It refers to the intentional use of creative modalities such as guided writing, poetry, movement, visual art making such as painting and collage, as well as drama to generate growth on a personal level and in relation to others. When we use creative expression with this type of intention we access our inner wisdom and true nature. This connection to one's s...
You know, I’ll bet that if you gathered all my couples counseling clients in a room and made them contestants in some Trivial Pursuit of marriage data contest, they would blow the other team away. They might do it groaning about how they never want to hear the words “Gottman” or “Research Says” again, but they would kick serious behind. And that is because I’m a big ol’ geek. If you’re sitting down with me to work on your relationship, you’re going to learn more than a little bit about how scientists figure out what makes joyful couples tick.
Don’t get me wrong here–couples are emotional units that have their own rules of governance–many of which are spiritual, emotional and pretty abstract. However, as couples therapists, we are invested in doing more of stuff that is helpful and less of stuff that isn’t. So, people like scientist John Gottman spend an awful lot of time trying to figure out what kinds of th...
Private Concierge Rehab in the BAHAMAS
A Private Concierge Style Rehab on a quiet island in the Bahamas. We offer one on one therapy in 10 days instead of sitting in a rehab for 28. We will fly you in on private plane, to a private celebrity island where you will experience a serene and comfortable environment to get to the underlying causes of addiction and stress and anxiety. We work one on one with you offering private services in an accelerated pace so you can return to your life faster and with more tools.
On the private island we offer massage, sunset and sunrise yoga, personal training, meditations, journaling, life coaching, wellness coaching and a host of fun and unique skill and responsibility building activities: kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, cave diving, scuba diving/certification, aviation (learn to fly a plane), hiking etc.
Let us help you in a manner that is perfectly tailored to you, in your time, on your time. One on One Concierge Rehab in The Bahamas.
What often goes unacknowledged in the dating world is the trauma that can come with a divorce or a break-up. Trauma is an event or situation that causes great distress and disruption. This trauma can turn into what is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms typically start within three months of a traumatic event, and on occasion symptoms may not appear until years after the event. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms are generally grouped into three types: intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, and increased anxiety or emotional arousal (hyper-arousal). While PTSD is usually associated with natural disasters, real physical danger, and war, it can be a side effect of a very stressful break-up.
Symptoms of intrusive memories may include: Flashbacks, reliving the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time, upsetting dreams about the traumatic event.
Symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing may include:
Trying to avoid thinking or...
Though I do lots of different kinds of counseling–from hypnotherapy to depression–the bulk of my day is spent in couples work. I have always heard that your clients will tell you what you’re best at doing, and that someday you’ll take a look around and recognize that the constituency of your practice is skewed in one particular direction. So, if the clients have spoken, I can shine my own apple that I’m a pretty bang-up couples therapist. My mama will be so proud.
One of my most important jobs as counselor who works with couples, is helping folks weather the storms of infidelity. I take this role seriously, because I can think of no other time in which relationships are more vulnerable. I will happily bet my life savings that most people don’t start out in their intimate relationships with the intention to cheat. Rather, affairs (both physical and emotional) happen when the relationship is weak and resolve is low.
So, what if you are the partner wh...
For many families, these have not been the best of times. But cultivating gratitude when times are hard can be one of the best things we can do for ourselves and those we love.
Being Grateful Pays Off
Research shows that, relative to people who don’t pay special attention to expressing gratitude,
Grateful people are happier. They have positive feelings more frequently and more strongly. They talk about their lives with a greater sense of satisfaction and optimism. They have lower levels of depression and less stress. They are more likely to make progress toward important personal goals.
Grateful people are healthier. When people start focusing on expressing gratitude, the amount of time they spend exercising goes up. They sleep longer and their sleep is more restful. They have more vitality, and fewer physical problems.
Grateful people get more of what they want from life. People who focus on gratitude are more likely to make progress toward important personal go...
What Is Love?
Today’s word is love. A lot of conflict happens because people have different definitions to this simple word. Most of the time, I think those definitions are wrong. So what is love? After all the poetry, music, books and movies on the subject, you’d think we’d have this one down by now. Here’s some ideas of what I think love is.
Love is like my garden. When I look at it, spend time out there, I have a number of feelings and behaviors. I admire it, I praise it, I share peaceful moments with it. Those satisfying feelings are not love. Love is not a feeling. So if it’s not a feeling, what is it?
To know what love is, let’s first turn to what it’s not. In my consulting room, one of the most common definitions of love is admiration. When people fall in love, they form a mutual admiration club. That’s not love. Neither is the lust they feel. Falling in love should be called falling in lust. You only lust for people you want to...
Creating Boundaries When you are in a Relationship with a Sex Addict:
What are boundaries? They are a dividing line between you and anyone else. These lines represent physical, emotional, and spiritual limits that other people in your life may not violate. It may help to envision a psychological fence that separates you from others in your life. You may have different boundaries for loved ones, friends, acquaintances, and strangers, depending on the area of focus and the situation. Boundaries are meant to protect you from physical danger, anger, hurt, fear, or any other painful emotions that you would experience if someone violated these limits. They keep us from agreeing to things that we really don’t want to do and then feeling resentful. They help to regulate the personal space in relationships. With good boundaries, you’ll feel more empowered and less like a victim.
Boundaries help to keep you safe and communicate your expectations to others. They are one way that you...
"I just don't understand what she wants!" is a commonly repeated phrase amongst frustrated men endeavouring to please the woman of their dream. Yet this complaint is reduced to insignificance compared to the amount of times I hear women comment: "How could he be so selfish? Doesn't he have any idea how that makes me feel? Doesn't he care?"
Solving relationship conflict here becomes more challenging when we understand that these common complaints are not exclusive to 'highly disfunctional couples'. They are not typical only of couples where a man may genuinely be evaluated to be indifferent (thus justifying her complaint) nor of couples where the woman may have more unresolved inner conflicts than the Gulf war. Time and time again I hear these words from people who have done some basic self-development, who are genuinely in love with their partner and who actually care about pleasing the other party. So what can help couples in the process of solving relationship conflict once and...
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