Healing Compassion Fatigue with Nature

-Jennifer Blough Suspecting I was struggling with a touch of compassion fatigue, my husband recently convinced me to head up to northern Michigan for a few days to stay at our family’s cottage. I was long overdue for some much-needed self-care, so I packed a small suitcase and hit the road. It was officially fall,Continue reading “Healing Compassion Fatigue with Nature”

True Story: One Father’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

-Tom Burns Dads get the “baby blues” too. People might not realize this, but, after the birth of a child, both women and men can encounter symptoms of postpartum depression. I’m speaking from experience here. After the birth of my daughter, which endures as one of the happiest moments of my life, I found myselfContinue reading “True Story: One Father’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression”

11 Common Problems in Romantic Relationships

-Tarra Bates-Duford, PhD, MFT Most couples will experience challenges during the course of a romantic relationship. However, some couples can navigate the challenges better than others. Couples that have built a strong foundation, maintain healthy communication, and remain committed to their partners as well as the relationship usually fair better than couples with a weakContinue reading “11 Common Problems in Romantic Relationships”

Sex Addiction Insights From Across the Pond: UK vs. US

-Linda Hatch, PhD Sex and porn addiction treatment are alive and well in the UK.  On a recent trip, I met and talked at length with two wonderful colleagues, one in London and one in Edinburgh.  Our two countries approach  sex addiction treatment in much the same way.  But there are differences, things we canContinue reading “Sex Addiction Insights From Across the Pond: UK vs. US”

Setting Ourselves Up For Failure – Why Impulse Control Doesn’t Work, and Nine Strategies That Do

-Claire Dorotik-Nana, LMFT When we think about controlling impulses, we are usually thinking about what we shouldn’t do. We really shouldn’t eat that ice cream after dinner. We really shouldn’t skip that workout, drink that beer, or have another piece of Aunt Martha’s apple pie. And if self-control is a game of stopping action, asContinue reading “Setting Ourselves Up For Failure – Why Impulse Control Doesn’t Work, and Nine Strategies That Do”

Behavior Modification And ADHD

-Lauren Walters According to minddisorders.com, “Behavior modification is a treatment approach, based on the principles of operant conditioning, that replaces undesirable behaviors with more desirable ones through positive or negative reinforcement.  Behavior modification is used to treat a variety of problems in both adults and children. Behavior modification has been successfully used to treat obsessive-compulsiveContinue reading “Behavior Modification And ADHD”

Can You Cheat at Mindfulness and Self Compassion?

-Kellie Edwards I have a client who laughingly says she loves to “cheat the system” — find a short cut, an easier way, a faster route and get “more bang for her buck.” She remembers doing it as a child at school. When she was supposed to be learning how to touch type she gotContinue reading “Can You Cheat at Mindfulness and Self Compassion?”