Professional Suicide

How can I provide a relationship which this person can use for his/her own personal growth? ~Carl Rogers As a clinical supervisor, one of my responsibilities is overseeing professional skill development in the interns and therapists I supervise. This is something I do willingly, having always been passionate about learning myself, and by extension, aboutContinue reading “Professional Suicide”

Shark Tales (or The Funny Thing About Anxiety)

“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” ~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Anxiety is a funny thing. I read recently on Google+ that “Anxiety is the process of imagining a future you don’t want and panicking about it now.”  Made meContinue reading “Shark Tales (or The Funny Thing About Anxiety)”

Reflections from Paradise

Like the majority of the world’s individuals, much of my life is lived on auto-pilot, saving my cognitive function for the “important” stuff.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to think about the process of tying my shoes or doing the dishes. I just want to do them and think about something else.Continue reading “Reflections from Paradise”

Professional Resolutions – 2013

Every year people the world over make personal resolutions hoping for a better year than the one recently deceased. Sometimes they actually keep them. Generally though, research shows that New Year’s resolutions don’t even last to the end of January. One year my brother sent out a list of resolutions which he felt he couldContinue reading “Professional Resolutions – 2013”