Communicating With Your Inner Child

Part of the process of healing beyond thinking but involving your emotions and body is to begin to have a “sense”, a “feeling”, even a picture of your inner child. (Use photographs if you can to remember how s/he felt.)

This inner child process is when your writing skill is not important. What we are looking for is the connection between your adult self now and the youngster you once were. Continue reading “Communicating With Your Inner Child” »

Deciding If to Edit Memoir

A memoir just came across my desk that has an interesting discussion of gender. The s/he or girl as boy et al.  I found it interesting. Really wonderful poetic language. S/he, an author with a book for a prize I once judged so she has a good, beginning platform. In the end, I didn’t feel it had substance enough and couldn’t decide why since I so much liked what she was exploring. Continue reading “Deciding If to Edit Memoir” »

Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis)

A close study of the two methods of using the mind to relax are different but they share fundamental similarities of purpose. And both are processes to help the self function better in this fast- paced world of ours. One requires emptying the mind, the other filling the mind. Do whichever is easier for you. No one method is better than the other and both set you free from anxiety. Continue reading “Mindfulness and Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis)” »

Blame in Relationships

It is always easy to blame others for our problems.That’s often what hurts us and our relationships the most. When you feel yourself blaming others, why not turn that blaming finger back on yourself and see your part in the concern. All you can do is change yourself. Sometimes by doing that, others may chose to change.

When I stopped treating my grown niece as the young child I knew, she lived up to my expectation of acting as an adult. Even though I was the one safe enough to get mad at, I wanted a deeper relationship. Continue reading “Blame in Relationships” »

Counseling for Change-of-Life Crisis

Some information from a counselor in private practice for 24 years and ideas to solve any concerns.

Confused about self what you want to do? Wondering about partnership or wanting a partnership? Prefer to be alone? Drinking too much? Feel like running away and starting life afresh?  Stage-of life crisis?

This could be a function of aging and wanting more out of your life. Turn this time into positive growth, instead of a resentful, unhappy time. Just to know that this could be a normal process of maturity may be helpful. It’s just a time to re-evaluate and decide what you want to do next. Continue reading “Counseling for Change-of-Life Crisis” »