Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindful way to treat disorders _____ Author: Deborah Serani Psy.D. Originally posted Feb 22, 2011 on Psychology Today Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT has been around for a long time, but seems … More An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
“We are children of the scar.” Switchoot Recovery is a scar. It is from our scars. And it is about how we try to cover, deny and fight our scars. And it is hard… recovery creates it’s own type of scars. Seeing inside can transfix. But it can be the fix that we need to … More We are Children of the Scar
Yesterday’s post talked about how we can be so immersed in words, that we are like fish in a fish tank with water made of words. Your words are important to help you understand yourself and your experience. But think about how often you just don’t have the words to explain something: a remarkable sunset … More Give Your Words a Rest for a Minute and Let Your Experience Speak
You are like a goldfish in a tank full of water made of words ___ “ Words can only take you so far. You need emotion, actions and present experience to help you to open your eyes to who you can become.” Your brain is a word machine. Your mind thinks in pictures, it is … More Are Your Words Getting in the Way of Your Life?
“If other people need me… if I am so important to my family, to my clients… why do I feel so nasty?” I wrote this in my journal the other day. I really meant it. But then I felt better after writing about it. So I guess writing helps. I hope that reading this helps … More The Not So Subtle Art of Having a Nasty Day
This is it. The moment is here. Right now, there you have it. What are we talking about? This moment… right now. It’s probably not what you thought it would be. Your anxiety told you “it” would suck. And your memory told you that you would probably screw “it” up. Bet you didn’t…. and bet … More Are You Kidding??? This is It? Right Now Sucks!