Session Framework: what our sessions might look like

Initial session Introduce myself and give a little information on my credentials. Check your valid photo ID to verify that you are who you say you are. Review the In Case of Emergency plan. I'll also review who your emergency contact is with you and jot down your current location address. Review the housekeeping paperwork … Continue reading Session Framework: what our sessions might look like

You Can Seek Help at Any Time: Rate Your Distress Scale

Use this distress scale to help you stay more aware of how you are doing. The scale is 0 to 10, where 0 is that you feel at peace and are completely calm, and 10 is distress that is so unbearable that you cannot function. Refer to the scale, as-needed. If you find yourself rated … Continue reading You Can Seek Help at Any Time: Rate Your Distress Scale

Reflective Listening for Couples

Practice reflective listening in your relationship for better communication. A few reasons why couples argue and struggle to communicate well: Real-world issues: different opinions on finances, family, raising children, and things going on within the home.Attachment issues: this can be presented as couples fighting about how they fight.Communication itself: a person has lack of empathy, … Continue reading Reflective Listening for Couples

Potential and Possibilities on Bad Days

Your day is still full of potential and possibilities even if: The weather is nasty and you're stuck indoors. Your car got a flat tire on the way to work. You received a negative report that was out of your control. You didn't get the job or raise. A major household appliance broke. You received … Continue reading Potential and Possibilities on Bad Days

Get In-Tune with Satiety and Hunger Cues: hunger scale tool and questions to consider

The hunger scale chart is one way to become more in-tune with your gut feelings and also, to have a better idea on whether or not you're hungry and how much food to eat. Taking notes of how you feel will eventually lead to increasing your awareness and improving intuitive eating habits. The scale is … Continue reading Get In-Tune with Satiety and Hunger Cues: hunger scale tool and questions to consider

“Unfinished Business” Letter

To help resolve any unfinished business that you have with another person, write a letter. This may be written to a person who has hurt or wronged you, and who is no longer a part of your life. DO NOT ACTUALLY SEND THEM (or anyone) THIS LETTER, this letter is for YOU. Keep it confidential. … Continue reading “Unfinished Business” Letter