The Fine Art of Making Distinctions - Details:
Many people end up in therapy because they can't distinguish between real and imagined threats, between what they think and what they feel, between what they want and what they need, between the past and the present. As a result, they often tend to make their problems worse. In this workshop, you'll learn how to challenge their globalized feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and chronic expectations of failure and calamity. We'll review discrimination strategies for clients--a series of steps to follow in thinking through responses to situations that'll help them discriminate between appropriate, rational responses and knee-jerk, long-standing emotional/somatic reactions. We'll identify dozens of distinctions that adults and children must make daily and provide a "flow of steps"--useful questions that'll help people come to realistic, useful responses.