New Items posted 3-23-13
I have added five new videos
made in January 2013 for my online stress management class at LCC. These include a video describing how to deal with
problems with diaphragmatic breathing (I now use the term "Natural Rhythmic Breathing" to describe
this process because "diaphragmatic breathing" has been used to describe a lot of things that are quite different
than what I teach.) There are also new videos on "Understanding Depression," "Principles
of Stress Management," "A Perspective on Human Potential," and "Common
Features of a Healthy Recovery." There are now 23 videos that address common mental health issues and
topics that frequently came up for discussion in my face-to-face class in addition to an introduction to my online class under
the tab “Links to Videos for Online Stress Management at LCC.”
I have created a new tab for Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder and included a recent draft article on “Simple, Effective Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder, along with descriptions of how I describe PTSD to clients and additional information and links to videos
that describe components of the treatment process.
The draft article “What Works in Counseling”
has been updated. This can be viewed under the “Counseling” tab.
Pages on Anxiety, Depression and PTSD
have been reorganized and a draft article on Social Anxiety has been added.
I have posted a brief
description of how perception can be used in moral decision making.
Summary of things posted previously:
The PowerPoint handout from a workshop titled "Understanding and Managing Problems with Anger and Impulse
Control" that I presented at at the NASW-MI Annual Conference on April 8, 2010 is available under the “Anger
and Impulse Control” tab.
The PowerPoint from a workshop titled "A New Perspective on Managing
Chronic Pain and Headaches" that I presented on April 9, 2010 at the NASW-MI Conference is available under the
“Managing Chronic Pain and Headaches” tab.
The PowerPoint handout entitled "New Perspective
on Treating Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD is available under the Anxiety/Depression/PTSD heading." This workshop
was presented on April 15, 2009 at the NASW-MI Annual Conference in East Lansing, MI. I have posted chapters from my
book “Slow Down and Lighten Up, “(published in 2001) that are related to physical, mental, and emotional tension
along with supplemental readings on diaphragmatic breathing, thought focusing, grounding, and meditation that are used in
my online Stress Management class to this page as well.
Links to unedited participant feedback on each of these
presentations has been copied onto each of these pages.
Articles published in my monthly column "What
Works" for Patient-In-Charge Magazine in 2010 are available under the What Works heading.
Daily Dose of Love Chapters 1-52 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) are now available for viewing and download under the Christian
Writing heading. I completed a final draft of this book in 2010 but have not published it.
I have posted
a draft article "Understanding Stress" which introduces the approach covered in my class and workshops
on stress management and summarizes some of the approaches that I have found to be effective in treating anxiety, depression,
and PTSD. I have added a draft essay titled "Love in Spirituality" under the love heading.
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