Posts Tagged ‘communication’

Does Mental Health Sometimes Seem Oxymoronic? by Tim Olsen – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

Does Mental Health Sometimes Seem Oxymoronic? by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC Does mental health sometimes seem oxymoronic? Think about it, who doesn’t have mental health days?  Don’t we all have anxious thoughts, depressed feelings, confused direction… like, all the time?  The answer, far from moronic, is nobody, everybody, and “duh!”  Is it possible to achieve […]

HOPE: A Four-Letter Word by Tim Olsen – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

HOPE: A Four-Letter Word by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC   While out on a run recently – tunes blasting in my ears, my aging muscles screaming for me to stop, the heat and humidity of the Chicago summer draining the life from me, one drop of sweat at a time – I heard a phrase […]

The Marriage Pier by Tim Olsen – Clinical Care Consultants Arlington Heights and Inverness, Illinois

The Marriage Pier by Tim Olsen, MA, LPC Have you ever been to Santa Monica or San Francisco, California?  I grew up on the west coast and used to love going to the piers built from these great beaches and bays. Piers are built out into the water for people to enjoy a view of […]

Criticism versus Constructive Feedback: The Art of Empowerment & Affirmation. 12 Tips On How to Provide Supportive & Affirming Constructive Feedback

Criticism versus Constructive Feedback:  The Art of Empowerment & Affirmation 12 Tips On How to Provide Supportive & Affirming Constructive Feedback Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT “Angry and derogatory criticism is a statement about the critic and his anger than about you.”   Thanks to a recent piece of feedback, I feel compelled to say: There […]

The Teen Commandments (For Parents)

1. THOU SHALT GET THY ACT TOGETHER AND BE CONSISTENT. Consistency is the heart and soul of effective parenting. Your inconsistency teaches your teen to misbehave. Teens need to know what to expect. No meaningless threats, no false promises, no random discipline. Mean what you say, say only what you mean and follow through! 2. […]

Guilt

Guilt signifies when we did something wrong and helps us to be accountable for it. Thus, the bad feeling we identify as guilt, is a gift- one that teaches us what to not to do wrong doing again. To feel guilty because of what others believe as “wrong or bad” is waste of energy and […]

Healthy Anger

Why is happiness any better than anger, especially when it represents how someone feels in a given moment? We are all created to experience the whole spectrum of emotions/feelings. One feeling is not necessarily better than another. Each emotion represents our internal reaction to a given situation. It was we do with our feelings that […]