Embrace Your Destiny

Everybody’s got tragedies. Everyone has greatness – some big and some small. Not all of us survive our tragedies as we can live our lives as victims. Not everyone reaches their greatness because we can get stuck in our stories. The way around this is to embrace your destiny. What’s your destiny? It’s whatever is […]

Is PTSD Incurable?

I was recently slammed by a war veteran for saying that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be cured. He said I was irresponsible for giving the hope to the hopeless. Apparently someone – or maybe lots of someones – who treat soldiers is telling them that PTSD is incurable. Jeez. What a shame. I […]

PTSD is Not Just For the Military

When you know something for a while, you can think that it is common knowledge. That’s why I was surprised when I heard someone say that she thought that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was something that only soldiers have. No! PTSD is not just for the military. It’s not just for men. PTSD can […]

Why Therapy Doesn’t Work

Have you ever wondered why therapy doesn’t work? Why do some people have problems that don’t seem to go away? Why do some people seem to get labeled as “noncompliant” while others seem to follow all suggestions? There are actually really good reasons why therapy doesn’t work. Here are a few: “Noncompliant” Clients When someone […]

When Getting Help Results in Trauma

When you have a problem and reach out for help, the last thing you expect is that getting help could result in trauma, but it happens. Maybe it’s occurs in a doctor’s office, a therapist’s office, a self-help program, a training, or something that you thought of as low risk like a hypnosis session, past […]

When You Can’t “Just Get Over It”

Resilience. We all have it to some degree. Sometimes it’s easy to bounce back. We’ve all seen it. We’ve probably all experienced it. This can make some people believe that not bouncing back is simply a matter of will. It is not. So, how do you tell the difference when you are just being willful […]