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Centre for Emotion Focused Practice - Psychologists and Counsellors
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Detachment is letting other people be who they are without trying to change or fix them. Often, the relationship improves because when you detach, you argue less. It’s letting go of the expectation that your partner will change. Accepting them for who they are relieves frustration.

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Kids with OCD live with shame. They live with guilt. They develop an internal dialogue that they are strange, different - that they are freaks. Social media doesn’t help. We don’t help. But we can.

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In accepting your flaws you also allow yourself to develop greater empathy for others because you are aware of how challenging it can be to live with weaknesses.

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What can each of us do, day in and day out, to be a little more awesome?

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"I'm writing this post today because I have treated many rape victims. And one VERY common question tends to be, “Why?” Not only, “Why me,” but also: “Why would someone think this is okay? Why are they so hateful?” " http://megsanity.com/article.asp?post=164

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"How many psychologists are needed to change a light bulb? Depends on whether the bulb wants to be changed.” There are many lessons to be learned in the process of therapeutic change, but we must be ready to change in the first place. http://www.mind-mastery.com/article/339/Some-Thoughts-on-Choosing-the-Right-Therapy

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Sometimes behaviour change is as much art as science.

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We are prone to a whole array of uncomfortable feelings and thoughts because we are concerned about our well-being and the ability to continue existing. This is natural. What is unnatural is the level at which we are now experiencing these kinds of anxiety, which is astronomically high.
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