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....

Emotion Regulation and Vulnerability Prevention

Vulnerability prevention and mitigation is a basic tool in many counseling approaches including dialectical behavior therapy. By making sure your body and mind are functioning their best you will have the energy and resources to more effectively manage emotions and...

Healing Abandonment Issues

People with abandonment issues often feel depressed and anxious if they are not receiving validation from others on a nearly constant basis.  They often are highly sensitive to to other people and are on high alert for anything that even seems like rejection. Learn...

Tools to Build Self Esteem

Low self-esteem causes a host of issues including depression, anxiety, abandonment fears and relationship issues.  Ideally, children develop a solid self-esteem when they are in grade school.  Unfortunately, parents are often unequipped to know how to make that...