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Therapy Blog For Mental Health & Wellness

Welcome to our mental health and wellness blog. Here you will learn about different types of therapy, treatment options, and other relevant information. Diane is dedicated to bringing you the latest news in mental health and wellness. Keep checking this page for the most up to date information to help you live your most healthy and authentic life.

Anger or Happiness? It's Up To You, but You Can't Have It Both Ways

Anger or Happiness? It’s Up To You, but You Can’t Have It Both Ways Barriers to happiness include feelings of disappointment, anger, or unresolved conflict in inter-personal relationships. Sometimes friends, companies, lovers, bosses etc. can behave in ways that are harmful, selfish and draining. When we are hurt, we become angry and resentful. We may […]

Tapping Summit 2014-Energy Therapy Training

Tapping Summit 2014 – Energy Therapy Training If you are interested in learning a simple technique that has the potential to greatly improve your health please consider attending the FREE  2014 Tapping World Summit which begins February 24th and runs […]

The Energy Of Anger

The Energy of Anger is as hot as fire and as destructive as fire. The destructive energy of anger is capable of destroying your health and relationships. The High Price of Anger We all know what it feels like to be angry. We may even have a general idea of the high price we pay […]

Energy Psychology- Much Ado About Something

Energy Psychology…Much Ado About Something There is currently a great deal of buzz among counselors regarding the multi-faceted modality known as Energy Psychology. Specific techniques used in energy healing may vary, but the premise of this […]

Beauty Queen

The Beauty Queen  Maria, the beauty queen, felt lost and depressed.  “I am glad that my beauty is fading. My looks have brought me nothing but problems”. Maria has had a history of abusive relationships with men. As a young woman, Maria over identified with her beauty, now she begrudges her beauty. Her self-esteem and sense of […]

This Moment Points At Me

This Moment Points at Me This moment, the essence of now, points to the truth. The grips of grasping, attachment and delusions which control our behaviors and thinking are revealed in the now.  The essence of now points […]

Righteous Anger

Righteous Anger Is Anger ever the right response? Is it possible that the “right” expression of anger, used in the “right” circumstances serves a purpose? Is it possible for anger to be expressed consciously? Jesus was certainly enlightened and conscious, and he became angry. Flipping over tables in the temple, rebuking Peter, and calling the […]

Energy Therapy

Energy Therapy Available at Authentic-Life Counseling Authentic-Life Counseling is pleased to offer clients  energy therapy to improve and regulate mental and emotional health. Energy therapy is based on the premise that there is an energetic counterpart for every emotional reaction in the body. […]

Alternative Treatments for Mental Illness

Alternative Treatments for Mental Illness Many people have become increasingly apprehensive of traditional healing methods which often rely on prescription medicine as the “go-to” treatment plan. The side effects and risk associated with prescriptions, and the desire for more treatment options has resulted in many patients actively seeking and using a variety of “alternative” modalities. […]

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Dealing With Wishy-Washy People

If you love a person who is wish-washy, unreliable and commitment-phobic (WUC), I feel your pain. Apparently many people feel your pain. Unreliability, last minute cancelled plans, and wish-washy-ness  is a far to common complaint in therapy sessions.  It seems as though there is a collective uncertainty in how we should be dealing with wishy-washy […]

Anger Management Skills

Anger is a master that demands an outrageously high price. Anger destroys physical and mental health, relationships, self-esteem and dignity. There are many victims. The individual which feels angry, and the unfortunate target on the receiving end of the anger. Both pay a price. To manage anger, individuals often turn to counseling to learn Anger […]

Surviving Christmas in a Dysfunctional Family

Visions of the perfect story-book holiday is a particularly difficult idea for many people.  Surviving Christmas in dysfunctional families requires us to pull out all the tools we have learned in therapy so that we are not triggered by mal-adaptive thinking and emotional patterns.  Let This Dose of Encouragement Strengthen You You have probably survived […]

Anxiety Treatment

Top 5 Approaches Although anxiety is classified as mood disorder, there are physical and cognitive (thinking) patterns that maintain the condition. Effective anxiety treatment not only addresses the anxious mood, but also the physical and cognitive aspects that support the anxiety. At Authentic-Life Counseling, anxiety treatment utilizes traditional Western medicine and non-traditional Eastern healing techniques.  […]

Mindful Consumption

I started my journey of mindful consumption almost 10 years ago after reading the following words by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. “When I drink my tea mindfully, I can see the universe in my tea.” I had no understanding of what the words meant. At best, I was only able to sense a profoundly […]

Mindful Christmas Shopping

Of all the clinical interventions that I might use, I find mindfulness to be one of the most effective for clients. Using Mindfulness vs. not, is akin to using a navigation system or not. Mindfulness is a constant gentle awareness of where we are and where we are going. It prevents us from getting lost. […]

Your Mental Health and Politics

 The Connection Between Your Mental Health and Politics There seems to be a new issue in the offices of many psychotherapist around the country.  People are coming to therapy to discuss the connection between their mental health and politics.   People are reporting a mental health decline due to the current divisive and contentious political climate. […]

The Best Time Of Day To Meditate?

As a therapist, I offer clients skills which promote emotional and mental well-being.  If I could give my clients one gift, it would be that they learn to meditate . For new students, practical questions such as what is the best time to meditate are important. “If I could give my clients one gift, it would […]

Ninja Ego

  The Ninja Ego The ego. An elusive but dominating force. It sneaks up on us and takes control of our thoughts, words, and behaviors in a wink of an eye. I have had many discussions with clients, friends and family about the importance of understanding one’s ego.  I have been trying to understand mine for […]

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