Self Growth

Toolkit for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Being a senior registered psychologist with close to 35 years of private practice experience,  I currently spend 6 to 7 hours a day on Zoom or in telephone meetings with clients.  The remote work is much more demanding than in-person sessions as people’s reactions are difficult to read and it requires a strain of attention …

What script are you living?

Pam is 32 years old.  Ever since she can remember, her mother called her “meek” and “plain”.  She recollects as a child feeling isolated and lonely at school.  She will tell you that she has walked through life feeling inferior, weak and broken.  Yet, if you knew her, you would say that she is attractive, …

Self-acceptance or self-tolerance, which one?

Some have pointed out that we live in a culture where there is a great deal of guilt and self-criticism.  If you experience an overload of self-recrimination when you make a mistake, you are not alone.  If you find yourself being hard on yourself about things that were clearly accidental and a result of being human, again you …

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