Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Change your way of thinking!

Changing the way one thinks is relatively easy.  You simply : 1. STOP the negative thought. 2. CHANGE your thought in to a positive one. 3. REPEAT until the negative thought has disappeared. This is also called positive self talk.   It's the process of practicing to change the negative thoughts into positive ones that can be difficult and cause for people to give up on this process so easily. If you need help with cognitive distortions or positive self talk, call our licensed therapists for an initial consultation at 954-800-0108.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Every Day, Tell One Person How Special They Are to You

How often do you remember or take the time to tell people how much you admire, appreciate, or like them?  I bet not often enough. There are several reasons why we do not vocalize to others our positive feelings or thoughts towards them.  Some excuses could be, "They already know what I am going to say. or "I'm too embarrassed to say anything." However, when you ask the individual if he/she enjoys compliments, the answer is normally, "Yes, I love them." Telling someone that you admire, appreciate, or like something about them is what is called a "random act of kindness."  It takes almost no effort and yet it pays enormous dividends- you boost your self esteem and the self confidence of others.  Many people spend an entire lifetime hoping, praying, and wishing that other people would acknowledge them. Let's impact the world together by offering compliments and positive feedback to people.  It feels so good to be offering a gesture of loving-kindness to others.

Please give us a call today to schedule an initial counsultation for counseling services at 954-800-0108.

Reference: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff by Richard Carlson PH.D.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Live in the Present Moment.

The following post is an excerpt taken from the Book "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and it's all small stuff" by Richard Carlson, PH.D.

To a large degree, the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.  Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are-always!  John Lennon once wrote, "Life is what's happening while we're busy making other plans."

Living in the present moment allows for us to take in each situation for what it is worth and enjoy it! Practice keeping your attention on the here and now.

Do you need help with living in the present moment?  Please call one of our board certified professional counselors at 954-800-0108.  We would be happy to schedule an initial consultation with you.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tip #75: Giving up is not an option.

Stick through life's challenges. You will succeed and rise to the top.  Just don't give up. :)  Give our professional counselors a call at 954-800-0108 if you need help manage your life challenges.