Drugs: Use, Abuse, and Addiction

During my 40 years working in employee assistance and consulting with businesses I have had worked with many people who struggled with substance abuse problems.  For the lay person, I would categorize this issue as follows: Use-Many substances can be problematic to deadly if taken alone or in combination. Certain experiences can be such that…

Emotional Well Being

Emotional Well Being What is it and how can we get it? Generally speaking we are not raised or taught to understand or handle our emotions or feelings.  I operate as a neuro-linguistic psychologist. I am sure this much jargon is confusing at best to people. More simply, “what you think, is what you feel”.…

Facing our fears

All humans experience fear,  whether it is fear of crime, the stock market collapsing, flying…or you can fill in the blank.   Fear is a natural human emotion on a spectrum from anxiousness to terror, showing that fear can be in a matter of degrees.   This emotion can be useful.  For example it protected the Stone…

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Can you fix people?

The question that clients and significant others ask is more often stated as “Can’t you just fix them”? Unfortunately the answer is no you can’t but that does not mean that a person or problem cannot be successfully addressed. As a long-term consultant and interventionist I have worked with individuals, families, and major corporations to…