Ideas for Practicing Nonjudgmentalness

Ideas for Practicing Nonjudgmentalness 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).…

Mental Research Institute (MRI) Systemic Therapy

Mental Research Institute (MRI) Systemic Therapy
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.…

DBT Skills – DEAR MAN – Interpersonal Effectiveness

DBT Skills – DEAR MAN – Interpersonal Effectiveness
DEAR MAN DESCRIBE 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.…

Can Lack of Connection Cause Infant Death?

Can Lack of Connection Cause Infant Death?
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.…

Ericksonian Therapeutic Principles for Hypnotherapy

Ericksonian Therapeutic Principles for Hypnotherapy
Ericksonian Therapeutic Principles for Hypnotherapy People operate out of internal maps, not sensory experience *what feels good and familiar to them. Therapists attend to patient communication at all levels *watch body language. Clients can’t not communicate Therapists use therapeutic control to modify the patient’s behavior *ok to modify behavior without client being aware of it.…

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