A new way to look at Depression and hope to get better

From the theoretical orientation of Dr. William Glasser, founder of Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT), depression is seen as a chosen behaviour not an emotion that you are victim to. So CTRT therapist would say you are DEPRESSING or even anxieting or angering instead of being depressed, anxious or angry. All behaviour is purposeful in ...

Aug 25

Categories: Bereavement, Bipolar, Coping with Medical Problems, Couple ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Demystifying the process of change in Counselling- How you get better

Counselling seems to be a pretty mysterious process for most people.  Unless things are REALLY bad, most people don’t think about counselling or think it’s too expensive or are just not sure how it works. Usually counselling is a last resort rather than a first stop for getting ...

Aug 25

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Helping you reconnect when your relationship is floundering

With the stress of everyday life, it's not unusual for a couple to lose their emotional connection. Our relationship therapists cite a number of reasons why a couple loses connection and ends up hardy talking to ...

Apr 4

Categories: Couple Counseling, Empathy, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, ...

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Can Empathy be Learned? The neural substrate of caring

I remember a science fiction show from television that featured a character which was said to have been an empath. For all I knew, the writers might have invented the word, but I thought it was an intriguing concept. The idea was that the empath, upon encountering someone who had suffered great ...

Sep 5

Categories: Empathy

Written By:
Tony Brown

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Do You Cry in Public or in Private?

“If you've never eaten while crying you don’t know what life tastes like.” I came across this saying by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe the other day and thought that it would be a nice starting point to talk about the subject of crying. It’s not that Goethe cried a lot; ...

Jul 13

Categories: Empathy, Grief, Loss, Bereavement

Written By:
Tony Brown

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Highlights from the Happiness and Its Causes conference - 16th June : ...

The highlight of the day for me was the presentation by Dr. Jane Goodall one of the leading primatologists in the world.  Jane Goodall told us that without a doubt the chimpanzees she has observed and worked with experience emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and rage.  She also ...

Jun 18

Categories: Empathy

Written By:
Brian Scott

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