Addressing Procrastination

There are many reasons why people procrastinate, but procrastination also can increase anxiety, hurt work performance and lower self-esteem. Fear of Failure (and Success) Failure can be threatening. Society often frames failure in a negative light. Additionally, many...

Goal Setting and Behavior Modification

Goal Setting, Behavior Modification, and Enhancing Motivation Change is hard! Clients come to counseling with change in mind. This presentation illustrates how to create measurable, observable, and rewardable goals that are essential for helping clients understand...

Happiness Habits

We spend a lot of time helping people stop being anxious, depressed and stressed, but we often fail to help them develop the alternative, happiness. People can only spend so much time working on their “issues.” What should they do the rest of hte time?...

Addressing Treatment Noncompliance and Resistance

As clinicians, supervisors and parents and even when trying to change our own behavior, sometimes it seems that there is a block.  Not all “blocks” are motivation/resistance related.  This article explores potential reasons people may fail to change (be...

Walking the Middle Path: Group Activities

The middle path is about balance.  It is an alternative to black-and-white thinking and polarization, both of which are particularly common among people with emotion regulation issues, but which everyone is prone to from time to time.  These activities are...

Develop Resilience to Bounce Back from Stress

Resilience is a process or lifestyle that enables people to bounce back in the face of adversity.  Whether you are a parent, counselor, supervisor or just an average person, these techniques can help improve performance and happiness and reduce distress....