Homecoming

You know how it is. Can’t sleep. Look at the clock, its 2:42 am.  Try to get back to sleep, perhaps I do. Look at the clock, this time its 4:15 a.m. Its Saturday morning and although I tend to get up early, this is a bit much. I’d like a few extra hours to … More Homecoming

Choosing Change #9: The A-C-T-I-V-E Model by Dr Ken McGill

What follows is the basic “A-C-T-I-V-E” model, created by Dr Ken McGill (2017). I encourage you to view each of the links associated with the model, as the additional information provides supportive data that is relevant to each of the points in the model. In the next post, I’ll provide a clinical rationale for the … More Choosing Change #9: The A-C-T-I-V-E Model by Dr Ken McGill

Choosing Change #8: Schemas, Defenses, Distortions and Resolutions (Part 3 of 3)

“My ally is the force and a powerful ally it is.” Yoda to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back Thank you for reading… The Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1: Safe People, Safe Places and Safe Processes Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part … More Choosing Change #8: Schemas, Defenses, Distortions and Resolutions (Part 3 of 3)

Choosing Change #7: Schemas, Defenses, Distortions and Resolution (Part 2 of 3)

Thanks for reading… The Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1: Safe People, Safe Places and Safe Processes Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 1 of 2)  Choosing Change #3: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 2 of 2) Choosing Change #4: Gardening with Intention … More Choosing Change #7: Schemas, Defenses, Distortions and Resolution (Part 2 of 3)

Choosing Change #6: Schemas, Defenses, Distortions and Resolution (Part 1 of 3)

Thanks for reading… The Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1: Safe People, Safe Places and Safe Processes Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 1 of 2)  Choosing Change #3: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 2 of 2) Choosing Change #4: Gardening with Intention … More Choosing Change #6: Schemas, Defenses, Distortions and Resolution (Part 1 of 3)

Choosing Change #5: Traveling with Intention

Thanks for reading the Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1, Choosing Change #2, Choosing Change #3 and Choosing Change #4. In Choosing Change #2: Safe People, Safe Places and Safe Processes, we explored the need to create safe places within our person and within our relationships, because safety, whether its experienced interpersonally (within yourself) … More Choosing Change #5: Traveling with Intention

Choosing Change #4: Gardening with Intention

Thanks for reading the Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1, Choosing Change #2 and Choosing Change #3. On most evenings after I graduated from Antioch University (1994) with my Masters in Clinical Psychology, I continued my daily study habits by sitting down at the kitchen table after dinner with no less than three … More Choosing Change #4: Gardening with Intention

Choosing Change #3: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 2 of 2)

Thanks for reading the Introductory post about Choosing Change, Choosing Change #1 and Choosing Change #2. In the previous post, Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 1 of 2), I asked you to consider the question above and introduced a concept called the “66%-33% Solution.” With the 66% part … More Choosing Change #3: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 2 of 2)

Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 1 of 2)

Thanks for reading the Introductory post about Choosing Change and Choosing Change #1. So as a Psychotherapist, but more importantly, as a human being who cares about others, I’d like for you to consider the following question: What’s my (Dr. McGill’s) reasonable contribution to your change, healing and growth process?  Embedded in this question are other questions: … More Choosing Change #2: So what’s my reasonable contribution to your change process? (Part 1 of 2)

Choosing Change #1: Safe People, Safe Places and Safe Processes

Thanks for reading the Introductory post in the Choosing Change series. If you’ve seen any of the Star Wars™ movies more than likely you’ll remember the scene depicted in the photo above from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Obi-Wan Kenobi has just rescued an injured Luke Skywalker from the dreaded sand people and R2-D2, … More Choosing Change #1: Safe People, Safe Places and Safe Processes