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13 Ways to Establish Boundaries with Family Members

There is nothing like a lockdown to remind you of your difficult family members. It was easy to get away from them by going to work, getting outside, or avoiding them. But now, with everyone locked into place due to COVID-19, the frustration of family members is peaking. It can be hard to know where to...

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21 Tips to Survive Working from Home

Life is different for everyone. Most businesses are shut down and have asked their employees to work from home. Some, unfortunately, have even lost their jobs. Even people who were accustomed to working from home are now dealing with the presence of additional family members. Added to that, parents are being asked to help monitor...

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7 Activities Siblings Can Do Together to Improve Social and Life Skills

Having siblings is a great opportunity for kids to learn numerous life skills and social skills. This is sometimes overlooked. However, interacting with siblings can be an excellent way for kids to learn about things from working together to problem solving to communicating with other people. Skills that Siblings can Learn by Participating in Activities Together Some examples of...





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Care of the Soul in the Time of COVID-19

    “The reward of suffering is experience.”—President Harry S. Truman In our profession, the term psyche is usually defined as “mind,” but the term’s history and etymology are more complex. The ancient Greek term...

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How to Improve Your Relationships During Lock-down

Ralph was puzzled. While he struggled with social connection his whole life, he was making a conscious effort to be different now that the whole family was in lock-down due to Coronavirus. Yet, the harder he tried to connect with his family, the worse things got. The more he tried to “be real” by openly...

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101 Things to Do During a Lock-down

Are you running out of things to do while staying safe at home? Here are some suggestions to keep mentally healthy. Meditate. Read. Reread a favorite book. Pray. Sleep more. Start a new diet. Do a cleanse. Count the amount of water you drink. Take your vitamins. Start a new morning routine. Start a new...

Abuse

How to Protect Yourself from Others’ Negative Energy

Since I so frequently write about narcissistic abuse, I know a common problem victims have is knowing how to cope with someone’s silent treatments, stone walling, brooding, pouting, outrage, judgementalism, negative implications, or other adverse energetic expressions. Have you ever noticed how some people just enter a room and you can feel their energy? While some...

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Obsessive-Compulsion Disorder: Etiology and Treatment

Traditional psychoanalytic theories posited psychogenic theories for what was once called obsessive-compulsive neurosis. These primarily involved early developmental experiences with perfectionistic, overly strict, and rigid parents who imposed unrealistic standards and stifled...

Business Advice for Therapists

Please, Please Call Back

A friend of mine went into crisis recently. Much to her surprise and distress, she was feeling unsafe and desperate. Fortunately, she called me and agreed to come over. My husband and...

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Dealing with Difficult Family During Lock-down

Kim wished she could live on an island away from the constant badgering of difficult people in her life. Her grandmother would call her daily to disseminate the latest gossip on her family. Her brother was constantly comparing her success to his even though they did not share the same profession. Her boss was an overbearing bully...

ABA

Tele-ABA Parent Training: Sample Telehealth ABA Session for Parent Training

Slow and Steady Telehealth ABA Growth Telehealth ABA services, particularly telehealth (or remote) parent training for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities, has become more available in the 2000's. It has slowly grown within the first and especially second decade of the 21st century. Sudden Growth of Telehealth ABA Parent Training With the coronavirus pandemic that arose...



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Telehealth ABA Parent Training & Transitioning Tips During the Coronavirus Pandemic

telehealth ABA parent training Telehealth ABA The coronavirus pandemic has suddenly pressured the ABA (applied behavior analysis) community to move toward providing remote or telehealth services especially for families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder. A need for transitioning to telehealth ABA In these uncertain times, it is being recommended that people practice "social distancing"...

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15 Ways to Conquer Coronavirus Anxiety

The outbreak and subsequent isolation that Amanda experienced from the Coronavirus was devastating. She was stressed out to the max without her usual coping mechanism of spending time with friends. Her job ended abruptly with no promise of resuming anytime soon, her car loan was due, her rent was due, and her family lived in...