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Understanding Emotions and the Anger Funnel

by Stephen Douglas

Everyone experiences anger from time to time. It is always ‘okay’ to feel anger (or any emotion, for that matter). Emotions are signals from the body. What we need to consider is what we do with that emotion. In this short article, we will discuss why we have emotions, what role each emotion serves, and why sometimes anger can become ‘stuck’ beyond its purpose and cause us difficulty.

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Learning Self-Compassion – Soft Breath

by Private: Debbie Homewood

Thousands of years of spiritual practice and decades of medical research tell us that one of the most important life skills is being able to give yourself the gift of compassion. For many of us, this is the hardest thing to do. There are many reasons why we find it so difficult, yet if we persevere, we can begin to find a way to treat ourselves compassionately, and this makes all the difference in dealing with the suffering that is inevitable in our journey through life.

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Movie Therapy “The King’s Speech”: An Adlerian formulation

by Private: Louise Giroux

“The King’s Speech’, an Academy Award winner historically based, can be reviewed through the lens of Adlerian Psychology. As mental health practitioners, we adopt a modality, a theory, a general road map, for our treatment of clients. I am an Adlerian, but not exclusively. Using one approach limits the effectiveness of the therapy. Rogers and Freud are among the modalities from which I glean now and again.

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