Monthly Archives: January 2014

Announcing Poly Cocktails Madison!

Awen Therapy is pleased to be one of the co-hosts of Poly Cocktails Madison! Poly Cocktails is a casual, social gathering for people who are interested in or practice all forms of polyamory and non-monogamy. There are as many forms … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Seeing Things As Different Instead of Wrong

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about how it can be useful to see other perspectives as simply different instead of bad or wrong. If you have questions or a topic you’d like … Continue reading

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Just Fix Yourself…

Showing compassion for people that are physically ill or injured is something most people do reasonably well. Sure, there are exceptions, but if someone has pneumonia, a broken arm or just went through surgery people generally show concern. It is … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Relationships Take Effort

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about the idea that people often feel that if a relationship is “meant to be” it shouldn’t take effort. If you have questions or a topic you’d … Continue reading

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More About Change…

Last week I wrote about some reasons that prevent people from starting the process of change. This week I wanted to talk about another reason. A reason that I feel is worth talking about by itself. What I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Sharing What Makes Us Feel Loved

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about the importance of sharing with others what it is that makes you feel loved. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us … Continue reading

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Taking a Chance on Change

Change. It seems like it should be so easy. Things are this way. I want them to be that way. I’ll simply do it differently. If only it worked like that all of the time. But too often it doesn’t. … Continue reading

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