Notes for the Family


Nonviolent Communication Training: Therapists, Coaches, Counseling Interns; March 1-4, 2018

Posted by on November 28, 2017 in Adult Psychiatry, Career Counseling, Child Psychiatry, EMDR, For Coaches, For Therapists, Notes for the Family, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

**Mar 1-2 is an introductory NVC Immersion for all therapists, coaches, and counseling interns. Mar 3-4 is an advanced NVC practicuum for therapists, coaches, and counseling interns who take (or have taken) the 2 day introductory NVC immersion. Register for one or both! Empathic Presence: How to Create Transformational Shifts with your Clients by Accessing Core Needs Two day immersion led by Dian Killian, PhD and co-hosted by Craig Kern, LPC-S, LMFT-S; in Austin held at LifeWorks March 1st- 2nd, 2018 9am-5:00, both days CEUs available In this...

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Nonviolent Communication Training: General Public, Feb. 23-25, 2018

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in For all, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Parenting, Relationships | 0 comments

Authenticity, Intimacy and Trust: Creating the Relationships You Want with Nonviolent Communication An NVC training for the general public led by Dian Killian, PhD and co-hosted by Craig Kern, LPC-S, LMFT-S; held in Austin at LifeWorks February 23-25, 2018 Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed by Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication and founder of the Center for Non Violent Communication (https://www.cnvc.org/) in New York City. In this weekend program learn practical, life-changing skills to: • Know that you’ve been...

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A Small Reflection, No. 5

Posted by on November 4, 2017 in For all, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Reflections | 0 comments

A Small Reflection, No. 5

“Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven”       Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread them under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. -William Butler...

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The Necessary Pause

Posted by on October 19, 2017 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Notes for the Family, Reflections, Relationships, Stress Reduction | 0 comments

The Necessary Pause

Hello Families! One of the tender situations that clients share with me is when, interrupted in some fashion by their beloved ones, the client erupts in rage or overwhelm towards them. Like when their child or partner is greeting them, asking them for help, or demanding their attention. And the client responds not in kindness, but in hostility, irritation, and resentment. What comes out is usually a rigid, intense, angry dismissal. The message is something along the lines of, “Figure it out for yourself!” “Why are you asking...

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Mr. Strangeloves Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Facebook

Posted by on March 14, 2016 in For all, Notes for the Family, Reflections, Relationships | 0 comments

Mr. Strangeloves Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Facebook

This note is dedicated in loving memory to Stanley Kubrick and to all of our long lost friends. Hello Families! Stanley Kubrick is the greatest or one of the greatest photographers of all time. He showed the world the infinite possibilities of science fiction and cinema. His filmography is vast and includes: Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb; and 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was noted by Steven Spielberg that Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, co-written with Arthur C. Clarke, was like “The Big...

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A Small Reflection, No. 4

Posted by on March 12, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Notes for the Family, Reflections | 0 comments

A Small Reflection, No. 4

“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.” Calvin...

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An Ode to Ronda Rousey

Posted by on March 4, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Happiness, Reflections | 0 comments

An Ode to Ronda Rousey

Hello families! I wish no one had to fight. I wish no one had to fight for money or for a living. I wish an end to all violence towards all things. We can make that happen together. But I love Ronda Rousey. She fights for money. She’s the best female fighter of her generation, possibly ever. But she is also compassion and courage embodied. You can see her female warrior spirit and I bet she loves to be nurturing. I think she’d be a good role model for the intervention and prevention of sexual abuse. We will end sexual abuse for...

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The New Experience: Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 2

Posted by on February 23, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Notes for the Family, Relationships | 0 comments

The New Experience: Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 2

Hello Families! In a simple way, the part of us that is capable of limitless possibility is the neuron. Your bodies have a limitless capacity to heal. We are not like starfish; if we lose an arm it will not grow back (the exciting exception to this are stem cells.) However, just like our skin grows new cells to repair an injury, our brains can grow new neurons. How is this possible? Through new experiences in relationship. The key to healing trauma is developing a new kind of relationship with the parts of you which hold burdens....

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Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 1

Posted by on February 22, 2016 in For all, For Boys, For Girls, For Men, For Women, Notes for the Family, Relationships | 0 comments

Psychological Trauma Can Be Healed, pt. 1

Hello Families! Neuroscience and modern innovations in psychotherapy are now confirming that psychological trauma can be healed. There are now more than 300 therapy practices that are recognized as empirically valid in the United States for the treatment of trauma. One such valid trauma treatment practice is called Internal Family Systems. According to Richard Schwartz, a leading trauma theoretician and founder of the Internal Family Systems model, humans have the infinite capacity to heal. Dr. Schwartz thinks about trauma not as an event or...

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A Small Reflection, no. 3

Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Notes for the Family, Reflections | 0 comments

A Small Reflection, no. 3

Each and every master, regardless of era or place, heard the call and attained harmony with Heaven and Earth. There are many paths to the top of Mt. Fuji, but there is only one summit– love. –Morihei Ueshiba as translated by John...

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