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'Reframing' -- Learn about one of the most powerful tools in a therapist's belt that, when done well, can provide instantaneous change and relief for a client.

Reframing

'Reframing' -- Learn about one of the most powerful tools in a therapist's belt that, when done well, can provide instantaneous change and relief for a client.

'Fake it Until You Feel it' - Insight from neuroscience to beat depression. - Evolution Counseling

Fake it Until You Feel it

Neuroscience shows you why 'fake it until you feel it' is actually pretty good advice when it comes to trying to combat depression.

The best way to manage those periods where you feel down in the dumps is to mindfully accept that they are an inevitable part of human life. The mental health industry, and especially pharmaceutical companies, have done humanity a grave disservice by capitalizing on our belief that we should spend all our time feeling the …

Down in the Dumps

Down in the Dumps - Evolution Counseling -- describes usefulness of recognizing primary and secondary emotions

When you’re feeling a general sense of irritation you’re primed for projection. Unconsciously you’re waiting for, actually actively looking for, a specific entity to lash out at. You need someone or something to blame for your unwanted psychic load, for your unwanted feelings of irritation. When you find an entity that seems to fit the …

Managing Irritation

Whether it’s nation states going to actual war with one another or individuals going to symbolic war with one another the psychology is the same in that each side views its own cause as good, just, fair, righteous, a shining example of morality, while viewing the other side as contemptuous, immoral, rotten, even evil. We’re …

When People Have A Falling Out

It’s a tragedy to be forced to suffer through a bad situation, through abuse, neglect, abandonment, loss. People become resentful, they wonder “Why me?” What they usually don’t realize is that there is a far greater tragedy than the specific set of circumstances they suffered through, and this is allowing themselves to become people they …

Tragedy And Self-Actualization

'Tragedy and Self-Actualization' - Many who suffer through tragedy are unaware of what the real tragedy is.

An existential discussion for how to define trauma, we show how perception and attitude towards what happened play a large role.

Defining Trauma

An existential discussion for how to define trauma, we show how perception and attitude towards what happened play a large role.

'Asking Clients About The Why Of Their Behaviors' - Good to read if you're in therapy or are a therapist. How the construct of the unconscious keeps therapists from asking clients questions that would move therapy forward. - Evolution Counseling

The Unconscious And Asking Clients About The Why Of Their Behaviors

'The Difference Between Fear And Anxiety' - Evolution Counseling.A good question to ask when experiencing fear is: What is this really about? I was taught to sit down when I experienced anxiety and consider this, and it helped me understand.

Psychology infographic and charts   Distressed Relationships And Letting The Small Things Go – Evolution Counseling   Infographic   Description  The irony in distressed relationships is that partners start secretly or openly holding each other to higher standards of acceptable behavior... - #Psychologyinfographics

Psychology infographic and charts Distressed Relationships And Letting The Small Things Go - Evolution Counseling Infographic Description The irony in dist

Addressing Ambivalence In Motivational Interviewing - Evolution Counseling

Addressing Ambivalence In Motivational Interviewing

'Addressing Ambivalence and Motivational Interviewing' - How and why to address ambivalence with clients trying to make lifestyle changes.

Why it's important to be more careful about the labels we use to describe people.

Care With Labels

'Care With Labels' - Evolution Counseling - If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a mental illness this article is worth a look.

'Couples' - 67 articles for couples to help you understand and strengthen your relationship. - Evolution Counseling

'Long Distance Relationships' - Psychological help understanding and overcoming the special challenges in long distance relationships.

Psychology behind one of the main reasons people abuse alcohol.

Alcohol As A Numbing Agent

When life is going splendidly it’s obviously pretty easy for most of us to summon up a sense of gratitude. But when unwanted circumstances arrive suddenly gratitude feels like the incorrect response, a masochistic response. It seems like the appropriate response should be bitterness and resentment. People might think to themselves “I’m supposed to feel …

Cultivating Gratitude During The Tough Times

Cultivating Gratitude During The Tough Times - Evolution Counseling

Growing into adulthood doesn’t necessarily mean growing into psychological maturity. From the psychoanalytic point of view very few adults actually do reach a state of psychological maturity. Although many look and talk like adults their worldviews remain immature. A common example of the immature worldview in our Western society is the constant seeking of approval and …

Stop Waiting For The Gold Stars

Stop Waiting For The Gold Stars - Evolution Counseling

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