Stress In Your Child: Useful Resources

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 1 min read

775591_99145983Miriam Manela, of OTThrive.com, shares signs of stress in children plus some simple ways to address minor stress, here. She’s the author, with me (C.R. from Therapy Soup) of The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help You Understand and Shape Your Child’s Behavior. In The Parent-Child Dance you’ll learn to understand how children’s systems deal with stress, how this can affect their behavior, and proven tools and techniques to help your child progress.

The APA (American Psychological Association) shows you how to identify stress in your younger child or teen.

MedlinePlus (a project of the National Institute of Health; U.S. National Library of Medicine) offers

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Activate These 5 Fundamentals For Conscious Change

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 3 min read
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DTI Measurement of Human Brain Photo by Thomas Schultz

Conscious Change

These are three examples of conscious change:

A golfer who works consistently on her swing despite not having a natural ability, may find herself able to hold her own in a tournament.

A college student who enters medical school may have no idea how to treat heart disease, but after studying hard in med school and working at his internship, he may be performing open-heart surgery on a regular basis.

A person with an explosive temper can go to an anger management class and learn techniques that help him relax and manage uncomfortable feelings in more productive ways.

Do You REALLY Believe You Can Change?

If people couldn’t change, there would be no point to therapy, coaching or personal

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Change Your Core Beliefs And You Might Change How You Feel

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 1 min read

954919_54240183Core Beliefs

Whether you are dealing with a mental illness or personality disorder or not, if you still struggle with painful personality traits, feelings, and behaviors, one suggestion is to take a look at your core beliefs.

The following questions can prompt deep thought. Try focusing on one of the following questions a week, reflecting on it daily. You can use your weekly questions as a springboard for journaling, meditative thought, or prayerful meditation.

1. What do I believe about other people, those in my life and those who are strangers?

2. What do I believe about life in general?

3. What do I believe about myself?

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How To Interview A Therapist Before You Commit

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 2 min read

725521_70463323Therapy is a service, and can range from life-changing to abysmal. Choosing the right therapist for you is an important factor in the success of your therapy. Interviewing a therapist is an essential part of finding the right one.

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Searching For Your Identity After Trauma? Michele Rosenthal Helps You Find It

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 2 min read

9780393709001_198Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity by Michele Rosenthal is a heartfelt and intelligent guide to finding yourself after trauma takes away your sense of security, control, and identity.

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Do You Have Any Of These Borderline Traits?

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 2 min read
937739_78746384Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) doesn’t have to be diagnosed in order for borderline-like traits to wreak havoc in your life. Just having one or two BPD-like symptoms can be enough to derail relationships and create obstacles to personal and professional satisfaction in life.
Do any of the following* sound like they apply to you or your life?

You lie often and/or compulsively

You are irritable and fly off the handle easily

Your problems seem to be more “dramatic” or “catastrophic” than other people’s

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5 Essential Ingredients Of Successful Therapy

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 2 min read

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASuccessful therapy, that is, therapy that effectively changes how you live your life, must contain five fundamental ingredients:

1. The therapist must be a motivated, experienced professional.

2. The therapist must use evidence-based treatments; that is, proven methods and techniques.

3. Therapy must be carried out in a reasonable treatment time frame.

4. The therapist’s per-hour fee and the entire cost of the course of treatment must be fair and reasonable.

5. The patient must be a motivated patient.

It is important to know

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Starting Over In The Dead Of Winter–New Year For The Trees

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 1 min read

PearsTonight is Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the Trees.* Each year, we serve an enormous variety of fruits (this year it will be a few more than 30, some years, we’ve served 72 types!), bless them, and eat them, sharing them with guests.

It’s actually a lot of fun, adults and children love it, and there are many beautiful practices and customs associated with the day, including a deep and mystic “Seder” (containing elements of the Passover Seder), as well as many creative personal expressions of the holiday.

But Tu B’Shevat isn’t just a fruit extravaganza nor is it only a mystical meditation. It actually has a very powerful practical message for those willing to listen.

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15 Rules For Going Off Your Psychiatric Meds

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 2 min read

Pills.There is no doubt about it: psychiatric medications help many people.

But…

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What To Do When Someone Asks You For A Recommendation & You Have To Say No

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski • 2 min read

732128_72168845Leigh came to me and said she was asked to give a recommendation for a fellow therapist.

It was a recommendation that she couldn’t, in good conscience, give.

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