The Snowman Therapist BLOG!
Appreciate life even if it’s not perfect. Happiness is not fulfillment of what we wish for but an appreciation of what we have. Unless my reader has clear roots with Germany, this seldom seen word in today’s title may be foreign to you. Gestalt is a German word that...read more
A lot of people have gone farther than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. - Anonymous By now, most of my readers are familiar with this author’s metaphor of the “snowman.” It is my representation that all human endeavor flows from one’s...read more
Enjoy the little things. For one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things. R. Brault. Grace and Gratitude In 1995, Gary Chapman published The Five Love Languages. This simply written, layman-oriented book, described the five ways in which we express...read more
Every kid is one caring adult from being a success story. Josh Shipp I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a friend. I was on my way into town to meet with some of my former students who are now practicing clinicians. Let’s call him Dan. I was anxious to...read more
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world… as in being able to remake ourselves. – Mahatma Gandhi OUR ADMIRABLE NEIGHBOR I had the opportunity to meet one of my neighbors, Jack, today. He...read more
Be strong enough to stand alone Be smart enough to know when you need help. Be brave enough to ask. Why Shakespeare was Wrong In the pantheon of great authors, William Shakespeare stands alone. The insights expressed via his plays’ characters dwarf the efforts of...read more
Most people grow old; not everybody grows up. Are You “Growing Down”? When I was a child, I can recall various times and situations when I heard the adult dictum to “grow up.” Usually, this directive occurred when I (or some other kid) was being chastised for some...read more
The art of giving advice is to make the recipient believe s/he thought of it him/herself. Tygre Many years ago, I was a high school basketball coach. Like most of my peers, I spent much of my game time yelling at referees. On a continuum ranging from docile to Bobby...read more
The failed pessimist shrinks from his deficits while the successful optimist expands upon his assets. John V. Farrar The sports world was agog (at least for one day) with the news that Magic Johnson abruptly resigned as the president of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers,...read more
The easy way to learn is from others’ mistakes. The hard way is from your own mistakes. The tragic way is not learning from either. Zahoor Most great literature involves some form of tragedy. While Shakespeare also wrote brilliant comedies, his finest work typically...read more
Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. Fulghum I seem to have trouble keeping up with my own culture and social milieu. Just when I’d become comfortable and conversant with what “helicopter parents” are, I bumped up...read more
Thoughts. Behaviors. Feelings. These are the three pillars of the Farrars' approach to counseling. As a cognitive counselor, Dr. John believes our behaviors and feelings stem from our thoughts.
Dr. John draws upon years of experience and his work with over 300 women to identify six reasons why women choose dysfunctional and under-achieving partners.
Dr. John is an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter, able to convey his cognitively-oriented messages to audiences with a clear and entertaining style.
Call him today to schedule a workshop or seminar for you or your organization.