Parent Your Teen Like a Pro

Parent Your Teen Like a Pro Developmental Tasks of Teens "What's my focus here? What's the end goal?" You ask as you look at your pre teen or large use-to-be five year old. Since you asked! The end goal is for them to develop a self profile. The main developmental task is to know who they are and trust themselves. How do...[ read more ]

Kitchen Table Poetry Therapy Week 3

Here we are on the 3rd post on doing Poetry Therapy from your Kitchen Table. I'm referencing this original post about using lyrics of songs in the therapy session to help my clients explore what music they identify with and what about the music speaks to them. This process helps us more clearly understand ourselves, our season of life, our emotional...[ read more ]

Kitchen Table Poetry Therapy Week 2

I wrote this original post years ago, but the tool that I described is still very present in my work with clients who are dealing with negative emotions. These poems are called sensory poems because you use your 5 senses to write them. It is a way to fully engage your imagination and practice mindfulness with your emotions, even if especially if...[ read more ]

Kitchen Table Poetry Therapy Week 1

My very first post on this blog was about Acrostic Poems and how I use them in counseling. I thought I would revisit the poetry techniques and walk you through a prompt of how you can use it from home. Let's do it!     Find a comfortable place to sit and clear the counter space. Light a candle or make...[ read more ]

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