DISMISSIVENESS: WHAT IS IT?

  Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding. Francois de La Rochefoucauld                                                        Dismissiveness:  choosing to dismiss or reject someone or something; having or showing a...

MOM OR DAD? LOOK AT THAT METAPHORICAL MIRROR

Children don’t need perfect paents; they need happy parents. Sigmund Freud is generally labelled as “the father of modern psychology.”  While very few counseling practitioners follow his theories and methods closely, he certainly raised our collective...

HOW TALL ARE YOU?

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. Harold Wilson In the middle of a meeting  today, my client’s seemingly casual remark led me to ask an apparently irrelevant question.  I...

How’s Your Stool?

No, I’m not beginning this week’s newsletter with a crude joke about a bodily function.  The “stool” I’m talking about is the little one that farmers sit on when they milk their cows – or at least they used to. Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud’s most famous mentee,...

HIPPOCRATES’ MESSAGE

As most of us know, Hippocrates is generally referred to as “The Father of Modern Medicine.”  As we consider the miracles of medical science, the wonders of life-saving surgery, the formulation of medications to eradicate illness and the development of other...