Inspiring Thoughts from EAC

Redecision Therapy: What It Is and How It’s Used

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Redecision therapy was developed in 1965 by Mary Goulding, psychotherapist, and her husband psychiatrist, Bob Goulding. It combines the theoretical framework of Transactional Analysis (see my previous blog post) with the intervention techniques of Gestalt therapy. The Goulding’s sought to create a modality that was Read More

What to Expect From Counseling

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – If you have never been in counseling before, taking that step to reach out and start counseling can be a little scary at first. Knowing what to expect from the counseling process can be helpful. Your very first session is an opportunity for you and Read More

Exploring Life Scripts

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – In 1961, Eric Berne introduced the concept of “the script” and Transactional Analysis – a type of psychotherapy.  In its simplest definition, Transactional Analysis refers to how individuals interact in social situations and “the script” refers to the thoughts people hold within themselves. I was first Read More

Emotional Self-Regulation: An Important Life Skill

By: Karen R. Thompson, LMSW, CEAP, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Emotional self-regulation is an important life skill and plays a significant role in our relationships both at home and at work.  People who possess the ability to manage their emotions and behaviors often have healthier relationships and develop more resilience in managing life stressors. Read More

Questions to Ask a Clinician When Beginning Therapy

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Finding a therapist can be challenging and scary. It can feel personal and vulnerable. Here are some questions to consider when meeting with a therapist for the first time. Do you accept my insurance? What is my copay? At times, you may need to contact Read More

Can You Recognize & Respond to Suicidal Cues?

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – We’ve all wondered if we missed signs of suicidal thoughts of others.  Frequently, others try to hide any indication about their thoughts of self-harm and feelings of despair.  This can be especially true with acquaintances and casual relationships (i.e., work relationships).  People who we closely interact Read More

Creating Real Affirmations for Positive Change

By Cynthia May, MA, LLP, EAC Clinical Specialist – Many people have learned that when you want to make a positive behavior change in your life, it’s important to create a phrase or sentence to remind yourself of your new thinking. That’s called an affirmation. Repeating it often to yourself helps re-align your thoughts with these new messages. Read More

Reflecting on Words

By: Steve Gainey, MA, LLP, ADS, CAADC, EAC Clinical Specialist – Thousands of Candles can be Lighted from a Single Candle, and the Life of the Candle will Not be Shortened. Happiness, Wisdom and Love Never Decrease by Being Shared. – Buddha The quote above is displayed in my office.  I often look at it and Read More

Raise Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

This is a guest post provided by The Staywell Company, LLC. Permission to re-post has been given. What do you do when someone jumps in front of you at the deli counter, cuts you off on the freeway or takes credit for your work? How you address these and similar situations constitutes your emotional intelligence (EQ). Read More