The Snowman Therapist BLOG!
The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none. Carlyle In 1955, Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham created the heuristic tool, the Johari Window. The purpose of the “window” is for all of us to gain a higher level of self-understanding. The Johari Window has four...read more
“Any good apology has 3 parts: 1) I’m sorry ; 2) It’s my fault ; 3) What can I do to make it right? Most people forget the third part." One of the few oases in what Newton Minnow once famously referred to as “a vast wasteland” (he meant television), is the NBC series...read more
It is January 6 as I am composing the first newsletter of the year. My readers will likely not receive or get to it for a few more days. By then, most of you will have done one (or two) of the following: 1. Made New Year’s resolution(s) 2. Broken #1 3. Not made any...read more
I hate getting to the movies on time. Why? Because being on time is actually arriving way too early. It means sitting through interminable numbers of coming attractions while eating most of my popcorn before the show starts. Obviously, I’m a slow learner when it comes...read more
I hate getting to the movies on time. Why? Because being on time is actually arriving way too early. It means sitting through interminable numbers of coming attractions while eating most of my popcorn before the show starts. Obviously, I’m a...read more
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
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.