Is Anybody Normal?

My client’s are so insightful! They ask the most fabulous questions. One recent question was, “Is anybody normal?” I can see why she’d ask that question. We live in a society where it seems like everyone is on an antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. Lots of people report having dysfunctional families. Substance abuse abounds. Relationships can […]

Positive Intentions of Negative Emotions

I have talked to some people who want to eradicate their undesirable¬†traits and negative emotions. There are two big problems with this. The Law of Duality says that everything exists in opposite pairs. We know light because of dark and good because of bad. So, eradicating anything is actually impossible. The other big problem is […]

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 […]

What To Do When You Can’t Afford Counseling

Professional counselors definitely have their role in health and wellness. They give you support, teach skills, give you motivation and encouragement to keep going, provide interventions that improve functioning, and challenge you to move beyond your present level of functioning. But what can you do when you can’t afford counseling? The American Holistic Health Association […]

What is “Holistic?”

I was exhibiting at an event recently when someone came up to me and asked, “What is holistic?” Whoa. I thought that we’d moved into a time where everyone was aware of what it meant to be holistic even if they chose not to embrace it. Apparently I’ve been living in a bubble. For those […]

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 […]

Dream Therapy for Self-Growth

I think everyone is familiar with Sigmund Freud and his use of dreams to psychoanalyze people. Most therapists today no longer use this tool; however dream therapy is still useful. The clients I work with often love to use their dreams as therapy because it is such a personal approach. There are two important things […]

A Holistic View of the “Highly Sensitive Person”

There is this new mental health diagnosis (it’s not officially recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) going around called the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I’d like to present a holistic view of the “Highly Sensitive Person” here because I am hearing things about this spread by “experts” that are simply not […]

How to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Here are some quick tips on how to get most out of therapy. Shop Around Finding someone with the right fit is very important. Maybe you are more comfortable¬†with someone of a specific gender, age range, or who has a specific skill set. Or maybe you just need to talk to the person first to […]

Ten Things I Learned from Past Life Regression

You’d be amazed at how many people are interested in past life regression. There are times when I am doing more past life regression therapy than any other kind. It has the potential to be transformative and can help you to see into your blind spots. No wonder it’s so popular. Here are the top […]