Imagine that you are holding an umbrella over a loved one while it rains, the rain pouring over you, but the umbrella shielding all of the water from your loved one. You are begging your beloved to come inside to keep you both from getting soaked.
Black and White thinking, also known as either/or thinking may be defined as an extreme way of thinking where a person can only see one possibility.Finding the gray may be defined as being able to find more than one possibility or solution.Our world is multifaceted and complex, which makes our ability to find the gray essential to our health.
February and Valentine's day bring thoughts of relationships whether we have a partner or not. Dr. John Gottman was researching relationships long before his long term marriage to Dr. Julie Gottman. All relationships have their highs and lows. Dr. Gottman’s research is focused on stability in relationships. Based on his research of studying couples interactions, within minutes, Dr Gottman has been able to predict with a 90-94% accuracy on how a couple will fair in their relationship. These studies are focused on conflict resolution, communication patterns, and friendship.
You know that awesome feeling of excitement that happens on October 1? Before you can even order your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season there's a Christmas tree set up in your neighborhood Target. There's a Fall Festival every weekend!! Hopefully you can catch a Nutcracker performance or at least get your turkey in the oven on time this year for the famously overlooked Thanksgiving Day. Oh wait, did we schedule our Santa Claus photo appointment yet? Well at least there's football on........
When therapy is an investment of your time, energy, & money, I want to help you get the most out of your sessions (whether it’s with myself or with another therapist)! Sometimes there are weeks where everything that could go wrong, does go wrong (you may swear Mercury is in retrograde). Other weeks it may seem like things are smooth-sailing, and you wonder what you’ll talk about in session.
Here are 3 tips for making the most of your time in your next therapy session, regardless of how your week has gone.