Crisis Survival Skills

What is a crisis? Traumatic moment Stressful event Emotional stress Short term Wantit resolved “right now” (“I’ve got to get out!”) Two Rules of Crisis survival If you’re in a crisis and can solve it – DO IT! If you can’t solve it – SURVIVE IT! We learn how to survive a crisis with two […]

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Anger: Emotion vs. Behavior

There is no doubt about it. Anger has a large stigma surrounding it. It has become the emotion that is not safe. It is seen as something scary that can get out of control very easily. It is known as the UNWANTED AND UNSAFE EMOTION. This is why we have to be very clear on […]

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Love letter to my mom

Mom I don’t like it when you avoid my feelings. I don’t like it when you are not listening when I talk. I hate it when you drink alcohol all day long. I hate it when you judge me and my parenting. I hate it when you ignored that I needed help. I hate it […]

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From my 5 years old son to me

Today I am going to share a love letter. The love letter technique is something I did in the Day Treatment Program while I was mentally sick. I wrote one to mom and one to my fiance. The last letter was the hardest one because I needed to be at son’s place when I was […]

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Write, Read and Burn

Based on a technique from the Milwaukee Brief Therapy center, the purpose of this exercise is to resolve memories that are intruding upon and constricting your life in the present, in the form of flashbacks or any other kind of intrusive negative thought or image. First of all, write down the details of the memory, […]

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Anger management

5 – A’s of ANGER MANAGEMENT Awareness: Aware that I am angry. What is my body telling me. Naming our emotions. Acceptance: I can accept it is O.K. To be angry. Moving from “you made me angry” to ” I am angry”. Finding safe/non-violent ways to express it. Analysis: Moving it closer to when it […]

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All about wisdom

It can be difficult to define wisdom, but people generally recognize it when they encounter it. Psychologists pretty much agree it involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. There’s an awareness of how things play out over time, […]

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