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You May Be The Victim Of Domestic Violence And Not Even Know It
Domestic Violence (Non-Physical Type) Many victims of domestic violence don't realize they are being victimized because they...
How to Help a Family Member who is Being Abused by their Partner
Protecting the Abuser "Frequent fliers" in emergency rooms often present with lacerations and bruises, attributing their inj...
Your Most Important Relationship Is With Yourself
If you aren't happy, but know what makes you happy, you’re already halfway there. Your challenge is to figure out why y...
Don't Believe Everything You Think
If you don't want to age, you can't push the pause button on time. If there isn't enough time to complete your to-do list, yo...
LGBT: You Don't Have to Have a Label
Many of my clients who are struggling with their sexuality or gender identity feel a sense of obligation to fit in one of the...
Executive Sober Coaching
As a Business Executive, CEO, Attorney, Pilot, Business Owner, Philanthropist, or other high profile individual, you know the value of publicity and marketing. You understand how bad publicity can ruin you, your brand or your company. You know how important it is to keep personal secrets and demons at bay and not allow the world to view them. Sometimes it can get tiring struggling with an addiction and trying to hide it from the public eye. Cleaning up DUI‘s or other negative behaviors takes time, energy, and if not handled properly, can land you in jail or worse yet ruin your company, your brand or your career. Tired of running from your demons? We can help.
At The Addictions Coach, we understand how important it is for you to have 100% CONFIDENTIALITY and work on your demons behind closed doors. We clearly understand that going to meetings where you may see a client, an employee or customer is not in the cards for you. We understand that a 28 day stay...
Protecting the Abuser
"Frequent fliers" in emergency rooms often present with lacerations and bruises, attributing their injuries to clumsiness. The nurse might ask "Has anyone punched, kicked or touched your body in a manner that caused injury? But if the victim answers "no," the focus usually turns to the injuries themselves, rather than finding out why the patient keeps slipping in the shower or tripping over gargoyles.
Victims of domestic violence often go to great lengths to hide their abuse due to shame, a desire to protect their abuser, or fear of negative consequences. They often feel ashamed, believing that they deserve the abuse due to perceived and unforgivable personal defects which the abuser is all to willing to reinforce, such as being "ugly," "stupid" or "selfish."
Self-Loathing and Self-Blame
The victim is convinced that the abuser loves them, especially following a serious beating, when a brief honeymoon period ensues characterized by the abuser begging for forgiv...
We all do it, we set goals, create actions to take, say we are going to do something but somewhere along the way we lose sight of the what inspired us, our commitment and we don't do it. We come up with endless reasons and excuses why, we stop doing what we said we would and then later when we are fed up we start all over again. Ha ha, how fun!
I'll admit it, I've been procrastinating myself posting this blog. I've had all kinds of excuses, I'm busy taking a coaching program for myself, don't have time, it'll take so long, I'm not sure what I should write about.. blah blah blah, like my partner said to me I've spent more time thinking and worrying about it then doing it! Now that is a waste of energy.
So, Why Do We Procrastinate?
Crazy thinking (I can’t do it, now’s not a good time, it’s too hard - any excuse we can come up with so we don't have to do what we said)
Overestimating time or lack of scheduling
Lacking inspiration, not keeping your bigger vision present
Have you ever wished you hadn’t done what you done? Or said what you said?The reality is that, mistakes happen! What is important is that you do not lose control of the situation. Be creative in finding a new way to approach your problems, in turning your mistakes into something more positive.
An activity, which will help you practice the aforementioned mindset, is to draw a Zentangle. When you first see a Zentangle, it looks very complicated. However, the theory of Zentangles is based on the idea that anything is possible; but one step at a time.
Zentangles teach you a way of thinking through drawing; that everything is possible, only if you take one step at a time. Practice this way of thinking and apply it to your life experiences.
To obtain more information on how to draw Zentangles, please visit our weblog at http://blog.montrealarttherapy.com/?p=106&preview=true
By: Reyhane Namdari/ Art Therapist
What are the 2 major types of recruiters?
- Recruiter gets paid whether or not a candidate is matched to a position
- Note: Recruiter less likely to be interested in meeting you right away unless you're a perfect match for a current position they are filling
- Recruiter only gets paid if they complete a match and fill a position
- Note: Recruiter more likely to be interested in meeting you because they are driven to build a large candidate pool from which to match employer requirements
Why do companies hire recruiters?
- Workload constraints:
- HR department is too small to take on recruiting functions
- Hiring expertise:
- Lack competence to attract the right candidates (writing ads, using LinkedIn, screening resumes, interviewing)
- Time constraints:
- In-house hiring methods slower than recruiter methods
- Specialized positions:
- Job is unique
- Industry expertise:
- Lack in-depth knowledge of ind...
Stress is a part of life and is something we all must learn to deal with. Sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the little things you can do to help lighten your stress load a bit.
Here are 5 tips for how to deal with the distress in your life:
- Practice trying to change the things that are in your control and letting go and accepting those things that you can’t change. Focusing on things out of your control is bound to be distressing, so work to practice changing what you can and accepting the rest.
- Take time for self-care. Try to do one thing a day that is taking care of you (e.g. read for 15 minutes, take a bath, relax and do nothing, meditate for 15 minutes, watch your favorite TV show, etc…).
- Laugh. Try not to take yourself so seriously and recognize that you are not perfect and it’s okay to laugh or to let yourself have a little fun in spite of your stressful life!
- Surround yourself with positive people. Negativity breeds more negativity, so try to weed o...
Do you get into arguments with your partner because you feel they don’t understand you when you tell them about a problem? May be, they try to fix your problem in the way they’d deal with it as if it was happening to them?
Without realizing, we often give what we need to receive ourselves.
So here’s a little experiment you can try the next time a misunderstanding comes up.
To really connect to your partner simply ask them – What do they need right now.
This shows them you genuinely care for them as an individual and respect their needs. This helps them feel loved, secure and safe.
Also it means on a more practical level, you’ll be able to give them what they need – whether that’s silence, or listening, or a foot rub it doesn’t matter…
So when your partner is in a tizzy over something – use these 6 words to decrease any misunderstandings and increase your relationship satisfaction – What Do You Need Right Now?
Making a transition to a new career can be very challenging. Believe me, I know from my career counseling practice that for many executives and professionals who decide to make a career change, it’s often not easy. But when they finally decide that a dead end, toxic or boring job is no longer tolerable, then they find the courage to dig deep and do what it takes to find a new job they love.
So, what are the big payoff’s for people who take the time to pause, figure out what makes them happy at work and who launch their careers in a new direction? From all the feedback and letters I get from career counseling clients who now live a life of passion and purpose, here are the top 10 reasons they love their new careers (in no particular order):
1. Meaningful work. They experience inner satisfaction and a strength that comes from making a difference. They are happy from the inside out.
2. Qualifications are on the cutting edge. They’re driven by an ongoing desire for new...
A wonderful client sent me this great link and I wanted to share. There are many gems here but I think my favorite "lesson" was this:
You never know how strong you really are until being strong is the only choice you have.
I don’t know if anyone has ever told you guys this, but getting a Ph.D. takes forever. I honestly thought that I would be strolling across that stage flanked by my grandkids, leaning on my walker before I ever finished the darn thing. It wasn’t too bad, because I’m one of those weirdos that loved graduate school. My undergraduate studies, however, were a different story.
I am always excited to see college students in my practice because I keenly remember what it was like to be one. Though I hit my stride in graduate school, I found the rush and confusion of my undergraduate program to be challenging. During my Master’s and Doctoral degrees, I studied psychotherapy or something related to it all day, every day. Life made sense. But, during those first four years, running from Underwater Basket Weaving to Spanish to Women’s Lit all in one day fried my brain. Fortunately, I learned to survive and thrive, managing both my classes and extracurricular activitie...
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