Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tip of the Week – Laughter

How would you like to have a better immune system, reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, experience less pain during dental work and live longer? Research suggests that people who use humor to cope with stress get all of … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Permission…To Be In Control

There are lots of reasons why we sometimes don’t want to go to an event or do a certain activity. Fear is one of those reasons. It can range from an uncomfortable feeling to full blown social anxiety. At its … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

Certainty can provide a sense of safety and security. But certainty can also be limiting. If something is certain then the possibility of something better can’t exist. Uncertainty may feel uncomfortable but it brings with it great possibility.  

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… Having the Option to Do Nothing Increases Commitment – Art Markman, Ph.D. Succeeding In Places for Which Your Past Hasn’t Prepared You – Ann Murphy Paul How to Free Ourselves … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: Sincere Apologies

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about what is involved in a sincere apology. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us at TwoTherapistsTalking@gmail.com.

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Intern Amy Collins to Provide Free Therapy Sessions.

I’m excited to announce that Amy Collins will be working as an intern at Awen Therapy. Amy is finishing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Edgewood College. I’ll let Amy tell you more about herself – I have … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Control by Withholding…

Fear is a big driver in most people’s lives. Oh, some respond to it better than others but it has an impact on most of us. And one of the places that fear has a big impact is when we … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

It is easy to get caught in the trap that doing great things means doing big, dramatic things. Life is comprised largely of small moments. Don’t forget that how you do them can have more of an impact than a … Continue reading

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… What Research Tells Us About the Most Successful Relationships  – Thorin Klosowski Top Five Ways To Consensually Hit Your Sex Partner (NSFW) – Carolyn The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun – … Continue reading

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Two Therapists Talking: How Children Learn from Parents

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I talk about how children learn more from their parents’ actions than their words. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us … Continue reading

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