Posts Tagged "Counseling"

Stop That Negative Self-Talk

Stop That Negative Self-Talk

Years ago, I went to a counselor because I was depressed. She had me try this exercise. For a period of time, (day, week), write down everything you say to yourself. This was an eye-opening exercise for me. Here are…

Change Just One Thing

Change Just One Thing

Many of us struggle with depression and/or anxiety. I have struggled with these myself on and off for years. Even though we have tried counseling and medication, we may still struggle. I am getting my master’s degree in counseling. This semester I…

That Crazy-Making Honeymoon Stage

That Crazy-Making Honeymoon Stage

Have you ever received a letter from your abuser where he* makes every promise you ever wanted to hear? Suddenly, your decision to leave him seems the most stupid and selfish move you have ever made. This was my experience….

Do I Need Professional Counseling?

Do I Need Professional Counseling?

I highly recommend professional counseling for those who have suffered any kind of abuse whether in childhood or from an intimate partner. Sometimes people feel like failures if they seek professional counseling. It is a sign of weakness, isn’t it? Wrong! In…

In Order to Heal, We Must Feel

In Order to Heal, We Must Feel

Good morning my friends! I am currently rereading a book by Stephen Arterburn, entitled Healing is a Choice: Ten Decisions that Will Transform Your Life and Ten Lies that Can Prevent You from Making Them.* It is quite brilliant. Each chapter talks…

How to Heal Your Soul from Childhood Abuse

How to Heal Your Soul from Childhood Abuse

In my last blog, I posed the question: “Will an abuse survivor ever be completely healed?” Sadly, the answer is no. Happily, you can move passed your past into a better future. But HOW can you do that? To answer that question, I would…