The Bandaid Game

Enjoy! Click the image below to download and print your family game! It will be an opportunity to interact while having fun (and getting a therapeutic intervention out of it, too!) I was inspired to put this together when I noticed my 4 year old wouldn’t go outside today. When I explored what she was…

Revealing Your Therapist’s Secret Weapon

Do great therapists have a secret weapon?  I’d venture to say that successful therapists have one quality in common whether they specialize in trauma, hypnosis, family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, grief and loss or any other therapeutic lens that exists.  When this “secret weapon” is authentically provided and executed in each session, clients experience wonderful…

Can We Grieve A Celebrity?

A gentleman said to me yesterday, “I don’t know why hearing about Kobe Bryant’s death is affecting me so much. I never met him!”  I responded matter-of-factly, “Sounds like you’re grieving.”  He got a little uncomfortable and admitted, “I’m embarrassed – can I grieve a public figure I’ve never met?” First, let me answer his…

F Positivity!

May I dare say that ‘positivity’ may be ruining our relationships? Our culture is to provide a “glass is half full” response to grievers. This may be extinguishing the flame of hope hurting people have for surviving and thriving after a loss. Here are 11 scenarios that illustrate common positive responses. 1. Griever is going…