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A Resource Model of Growth

In my acupuncture practice in Bethesda, we use a resource model of self-development utilizing personal strengths and inner resources to generate growth.  Self-development and learning often place the emphasis on what is wrong with the person (pathologizing), on what...

The Process of Change: An Overview

In my acupuncture Bethesda, Md., and northern Virginia acupuncture practice, I use a model of change that has been proven to be helpful with many of my clients who are looking to improve their health and level of wellness.  The following is an overview or an outline...

Examples of Cognitions Beliefs

ISSUE:  Two of my friends got closer to each other than to me. Belief — “I am unworthy”  (sad, angry) ISSUE:  Business out of control Belief  — “To improve work, I have to worry.” Limited Self:  Worry, struggle, fear, control, not lovable, not worthy, separation,...

Homework Behavioral Tasks

Take a manageable piece. Do the container exercise.  Visualize yourself carrying out the task as you hold the container space.  Notice positive as well as potentially negative features. Notice obstacles: inner critic, excuses, rationalizations, fears, etc. What do you...