Can you change your mind?

Can you change your mind?

Have you ever had to change your mind? When I was seventeen, for one glorious summer I worked on a fruit farm. Several friends were camping together and one day someone stole my wallet from my tent. I was absolutely certain that I knew who had taken it – the guy...
Helping Someone Vent Frustration

Helping Someone Vent Frustration

If someone in your life is frustrated, even angry and you want to help them vent their frustration there are two myths that have to be dispelled first: Venting frustration rarely achieves what we think it does.  Ranting or hitting a pillow to discharge anger...
The Power of Story in Therapy

The Power of Story in Therapy

Stories are just for children aren’t they? Not for adults certainly.  For adults, they are at best a form of entertainment but certainly not something to be taken seriously. Throughout the evolution of our brain and for most of the history of the human race...