10 Topics People Secretly Come To Therapy For

Do You Need Therapy Often times people come to therapy knowing exactly what the issues are but not really wanting to talk about them. They will hint at those issues, tip toe around to see if it's safe to bring them up. If the therapist gets the hint and probes deeper, they may shut down, … Continue reading 10 Topics People Secretly Come To Therapy For

How To Approach Realtionships Like a Job Interview.

I'm back in therapy. After 4 years of doing relatively well, I felt I had come to a point where I needed to explore some patterns that keep creeping up in my life. Patterns are telling. Pay attention to them. They are desperately trying to tell you something about yourself. My therapist gave me an assignment. … Continue reading How To Approach Realtionships Like a Job Interview.

More on Marital Games

From Eric Berne's Games People Play If it Weren’t For You. This is a typical marital game. Mrs. White complained that her husband severely restricted her social activities so that she had never learned to dance. At some point the husband became less sure of himself and more indulgent. Mrs. White at that point is … Continue reading More on Marital Games

The Online Disinhibition Effect

What causes online disinhibition? What is it about cyberspace that loosens the psychological barriers that block the release of  inner feelings and needs? You Don't Know Me (dissociative anonymity): anonymity works wonders for the disinhibition effect. When people have the opportunity to separate their actions from their real world and identity, they feel less vulnerable … Continue reading The Online Disinhibition Effect

NIMH · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Since I believe that addictive behaviors have a obsessive-compulsive nature I thought this info would be useful. This was taken from the National Institute of Mental Health publication on Anxiety Disorders @ http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/complete-index.shtml NIMH · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. “I couldn’t do anything without rituals. They invaded every aspect of my life. Counting really bogged me down. … Continue reading NIMH · Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder