Superheroes and Using Your Imagination in Recovery

Superman is Supervulnerable “Are you tired of trying to be like Superman?” When people go to see a therapist, often they have spent a good deal of their lives attempting to be like Superman. Trying to appear invulnerable, having no weaknesses will make us weak. Neuroscience has taught us that our emotions are a type of … More Superheroes and Using Your Imagination in Recovery

Geek therapy: Connecting with clients through comics, video games and other ‘geeky’ pursuits

Reblogged article, by Bethany Bray • • • Stephen Kuniak was in a serious car accident during his first year in the master’s in counseling program at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. While recovering, Kuniak noticed that he didn’t feel the extreme pain of his shattered femur and other injuries as much when he was engaged … More Geek therapy: Connecting with clients through comics, video games and other ‘geeky’ pursuits

How Well do You Use Your Imagination?

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass.” Imagination … More How Well do You Use Your Imagination?

Depression and How to Change Your Brain

Taking medication will change brain chemistry, but this is not enough. Brain chemistry alone will not bring on recovery from depression. It takes an overall approach that will harness the power of our relationships and well-being. For the rest of the article, “This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression” click on the photo. Photo … More Depression and How to Change Your Brain

This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression

Flourishing after an experience with major depression is more likely if you have supportive relationships. Family, friends and professional mental health supports are vital for a full and resilient recovery. And even if a person does not fully recover, meaning they may improve considerably but continue to have some symptoms, relationships will significantly improve their … More This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression