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Helpers Need Help Too

Filed in Individual Counseling, Psychoanalysis by on August 29, 2014
Helpers Need Help Too

If you’ve chosen a career as a helper it’s easy to forget that helpers need help too, but if you lose sight of this fact your chances of burning out will go up dramatically. Often the motivation for wanting to be in a helping capacity is not having gotten the nurturing you vitally needed from […]

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Wanting Things To Go Back To The Way They Were Before

Filed in Existential Psychology, Motivation by on August 29, 2014
Wanting Things To Go Back To The Way They Were Before

Wanting things to go back to the way they were before is a common sentiment for people struggling with life issues. They venerate that earlier time period, obviously comparing their present circumstances unfavorably to it. What they don’t always realize is that it may be exactly how they were living before that led to their […]

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Do Not Chase Your Thoughts Meditation

Filed in Mindfulness by on August 28, 2014
Do Not Chase Your Thoughts Meditation

Whether you have been practicing for a long time or are just starting out an exercise we call the ‘do not chase your thoughts meditation’ will be useful for you. Just find a place where you can lay down on your back for about five minutes, put on some relaxing music, and while focusing on […]

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Follow Your Passion

Follow Your Passion

The source of unending boredom for one person is the source of deep interest for another. If we can agree that we’re not all born with the same constitutions and temperaments and that this fact is okay, then it follows that we’ll be pulled forward by different interests and that this should be okay too. […]

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Competing Drives

Filed in Neurosis, Psychoanalysis by on August 28, 2014
Competing Drives

Symptoms of mental illness usually arise because of underlying conflict. You could call this conflict invisible in that it usually occurs outside of your conscious awareness. What happens is that two competing and contradictory drives meet that, on their own probably wouldn’t cause any manifest problems, but when brought into contact with one another create […]

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Stop Banking On Money To Solve Your Problems

Filed in Existential Psychology by on August 28, 2014
Stop Banking On Money To Solve Your Problems

Stop banking on money to solve your problems, because unless you’re living in abject poverty, struggling to get your basic needs met, your plan probably isn’t going to work. Actually psychological studies have come to the conclusion that differences in happiness between people who make fifty thousand dollars a year and five million dollars a […]

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Handling Intensity

Filed in Existential Psychology by on August 27, 2014
Handling Intensity

Sometimes we seek out intensity of our own volition, sometimes it’s forced upon us from the outside, but in both cases we retain the freedom to respond to these intense experiences as we see fit, to rise up to the occasion or wilt under the pressure. As much as we want things to be easy […]

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