Step Four: Develop Your Assertiveness Skills

As we have learned in the previous chapters, we all express our anger in some way, either inwardly or outwardly.  The most common types of behavioural and verbal expression fall into three categories: aggressive, passive or assertive.  Of course, there are those we...

Stress Management: Attitude is Where It Begins

Attitude is Where It All BeginsWhen you think about stress management, what do you think of? Do you picture hammocks, white sandy beaches, and azure blue oceans? Do you think of soothing music, candles, and a hot bath in a claw-foot tub overflowing with bubbles? Or...

Anger Solutions for Kids: FLUSH IT!!!

In honour of our first Anger Solutions for Kids group starting this April at my counselling office in Thorold, I thought it might be fun to share one of the exercises we have a blast with in our group. This exercise is part of the process of RELEASING RESIDUAL ANGER,...

Anger Solutions: Belief is the Basis of Action

Some years ago, I was talking with a client about his particular limiting beliefs. I remember sharing with him the notion that belief is the basis of action, and watching as revelation dawned in his facial expression. He wrote it down in his notebook in large, bold...