Stating the problem This article is about learning social skills. But first, let’s talk about abilities! People with Asperger’s Syndrome have many strengths to balance out the difficulties life throws in their direction, like high IQ’s, amazing mathematic and scientific skills, and a quick, punny sense of humor. Socially they tend to be honest, straight-forward […]
“If you don’t like your perspective, change it.” What’s reality, and if there is a reality, why does each person see it so differently? For example, one man sees his dog sitting on an old couch and thinks “Oh, wow, I need to buy a new couch, and that dog needs walking. I don’t have […]
Recovery quiz? Whether you’re looking for a platform to discuss denial, commitment, social support, coping skills, and memory… or simply something fun but therapeutic, this free quiz is what you need!
You “obsess” over obsessing and find yourself doing unnecessary things over and over again, completing them just because the anxiety won’t go away unless they’re done. A quick visit to your doctor’s office clarifies everything: you’ve got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Now you have to figure out what to do about it. OCD is marked by […]
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.–Marty Feltman. Mental health providers encourage their patients to keep journals. Sometimes it’s almost obsessive. We journal! Everyone should journal! Write like you’re fighting for your life! But why do we write? I guess it’s because the empty page is a place to […]
Here’s the scenario. Maybe this sounds familiar: You’re unemployed and have been looking for work for months. You’re terrified because your savings won’t last forever. You’re starting to feel useless and incompetent. The free time is killing you, leaving you depressed, which is making job hunting and surviving job interviews more difficult. It’s a scary […]
This one-page mindfulness exercise focuses on physical sensations. It helps clients capture the experience on paper, grounding them in a safe place, i.e. something tangible. Providers can later visually see the client’s work, celebrate their efforts, and offer guidance when needed.