Leaving out comparisons, judgments, and assumptions:
1. Practice observing judgmental thoughts and statements, saying in your mind,
“A judgmental thought arose in my mind.”
2. Count judgmental thoughts and statements (by moving objects or pieces of paper from
one pocket to another, by clicking a sports counter, or by marking a piece of paper).…
(When you cannot keep painful events and emotions from coming your way.)
What Is Radical Acceptance?
1. Radical means all the way, complete and total.
2. It is accepting in your mind, your heart, and your body.
3. It’s when you stop fighting reality, stop throwing tantrums because reality is not
the way you want it, and let go of bitterness.…
Mental Research Institute (MRI) Systemic Therapy for families and couples
MRI systemic therapy was developed with the intention of being a brief therapy, arguably
the original brief therapy. MRI systemic therapists conceptualize the symptoms of
individuals within the larger network of their family and social systems while maintaining
a nonblaming, nonpathologizing stance toward all members of the family.…
The role of a parent in an individual’s mental health development and the health of our society, has never been so prevalent to me after studying the theories of Alfred Adler, Louis Cozolino, and Karen Horney. Each of these theorists agree that early childhood experiences determine a person’s behavior and world view for the rest of their lives.…
Describe the situation when necessary – sometimes it isn’t stick to the facts and no judgmental statements
“I’ve been working here for 2 years now and haven’t received a raise, even though my performance reviews have always been positive”
“This is the third time this week that you’ve asked me for a ride home.”
EXPRESS Express feelings/opinions about the situation clearly.…
Amy Elliott is a 34-year old Caucasian female. She was mandated to undergo a psychiatric evaluation due to the complexity and severity of the crimes she committed. Amy presented as calm, collected, and well-groomed during the initial interview. She began the interview smiling and very conversational with a very likable demeanor.…
Dr. Louis Cozolino conveys that studying the brain alone does not provide a comprehensive analysis of human relationships, and social aspects must also be considered. “Researchers in neurobiology and neuroscience study the brain in scanners and on dissection tables but neglect the fact that the brain evolved to function within a matrix of other brains” (Cozolino, 2014, p.…