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How to Identify and Overcome Childhood Wounding

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In the last article, we briefly explored how the (inner) critic can affect our relationships. The critic comes from childhood wounding that we subconsciously couldn’t deal with otherwise. The critic inside can be good, but if it is not controlled, then it can lead to very destructive and hurtful behavior. How To Overcome Childhood Wounding… read more

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Understanding Your Inner Critic and How it Affects Your Relationships

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Sometimes we’re too hard on ourselves and often this issue is ignored because everyone has an inner critic to a certain degree. However, there is certain point in which we start wondering if this critical behavior is normal. How Past Criticism Affects Your Relationships It may be hard to identify the root cause of some… read more

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Individual Challenges, Norms, and Roles: What People Bring to Group Therapy

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When people come to group therapy, they bring a lifetime of emotional accumulation. They are bringing more than just themselves- they are bringing a lifetime of experience, societal influences, and individual challenges. Norms are the unspoken rules (or agreements). You may not even realize it, but we all look at others to determine where we… read more

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The Therapist’s Role

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It’s hard to open up – that’s why it’s easy for someone to get lost in the crowd or fall through the cracks. However, it is the role of the group therapist to notice. Nobody talks about the therapist the way they do other members of the group, so let’s take some time to discover… read more

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What Group Therapy Can do For You

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Who are you in life? The Victim, Bully, Hero, Loser, Go-getter? Who do you want to be? There are a lot of misconceptions about group therapy and it may seem quite intimidating at first. You may think it’s easier to talk to one person, instead of a whole room full of people. However, the kind… read more

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Conscious Parenting and the Contemporary Teenager: Teenage Bullying

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This post is Part 4 of a 4 Part series about teenagers and how to parent consciously. In Part 1, I’ll provide general information to normalize teen behavior, while in Parts 2 and 3, respectively, I’ll share important information about the teenage brain and suggest ways parents can consciously parent as they watch the dynamic… read more

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Conscious Parenting and the Contemporary Teenager: Parenting Styles and Suggestions for Parenting a Teenager

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This post is Part 3 of a 4 Part series about teenagers and how to parent consciously. In Part 1, I’ll provide general information to normalize teen behavior, while in Parts 2 and 3, respectively, I’ll share important information about the teenage brain and suggest ways parents can consciously parent as they watch the dynamic… read more

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Conscious Parenting and the Contemporary Teenager: The Developing Teen Brain and Therapeutic Approaches

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This post is Part 2 of a 4 Part series about teenagers and how to parent consciously. In Part 1, I’ll provide general information to normalize teen behavior, while in Parts 2 and 3, I’ll share important information about the teenage brain and suggest ways people can consciously parent as they watch the dynamic transition… read more

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Conscious Parenting and the Contemporary Teenager: Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

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This post is Part 1 of a 4 Part series about teenagers and how to parent consciously. In Part 1, I’ll provide general information to normalize teen behavior and consider common issues, while in Parts 2 and 3, respectively, I’ll share important information about the teenage brain and suggest ways parents can consciously parent as… read more

Men Who Want to Connect: The Opportunities

Men Who Want to Connect: The Opportunities

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In my last post, Men Who Want to Connect: The Challenges and the Opportunities, I wrote about the challenges men face when going more deeply into relationships. In short, men face many injunctions against intimacy both from the culture at large and from their families of origin. From both of these sources, vulnerability can be… read more

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