Ignorance

As you probably know, ignorance is different from stupidity. Ignorance consists of a lack of knowledge and understanding. And, to be clear, saying that someone is ignorant does not necessarily mean that the person lacks intelligence. However, ignorance… Read More

Conflict # 59 – Abuse & Fear

I’ve provided counseling to numerous victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Their courage and openness have allowed them to provide great insights into the short-term and long-term after-effects of abuse. One such effect is difficulty in handing… Read More

Conflict # 45 – The Impact of Trauma

Psychological trauma has far-reaching effects. So that we’re on the same page, let’s be clear: what is trauma, actually? Psychological trauma is a condition, in response to a past event(s) that leave the victim with painful feelings, memories,… Read More

The Power of Suggestion vs. Meditation

Do you like children? If so, and you’ve spent time with them, you know how sweet it is to see a little one, laughing and smiling at you. It’s one of the loveliest feelings in the world. Not… Read More

Anger, Part 2

A client named “Al” was telling me that he was upset about a family situation. He had originally sought help, because his wife, “Sally”, was unhappy with him. By his own admission, he had made a long series… Read More

STRESS AND YOUR HEALTH

I am not a medical doctor, but even without that credential, I am happy to pass along information that you could easily look up for yourselves. My goal is to save you time and trouble in getting informed… Read More

Anger

In 2004 my colleagues and I began presenting a series of workshops for families in order to help them get along. Anger management was the subject of one of those workshops. And interestingly, we, the counselors, learned a… Read More

EMOTIONS IN CHARGE?

  It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and some friends of mine were shopping for a mini SUV. They were undecided between two popular makes, and on their way home, passing by another car dealership, they decided to… Read More

CONQUERING FEAR AND ANXIETY

Have you ever felt afraid, anxious or worried, and the feeling was awful … and it wouldn’t go away … and you didn’t know what to do about it? If so, please keep reading. The purpose of this… Read More

Build Your Self-Esteem

Most people, at some time or other, have experienced a loss of confidence, a feeling of failure or some other negative feeling about life, about people or about themselves. Have you ever been dissatisfied with your work or… Read More