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Why Affirmations Have Failed You and Four Steps to Change That

“I AM THE GREATEST!” Muhammad Ali affirmed these words, over and over again, until he became them. Science has proven that affirmations, when done correctly, are an effective tool for quickly becoming the person you need to be to achieve everything you want in your life. Nonetheless, affirmations also have a bad rap. Many have …

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The Therapist as Traffic Cop: Learning the Hard Way with a Volatile Couple

CASE STUDY Most couples therapists feel quite comfortable when the pace of a session slows and partners move into a respectful and vulnerable state. It’s the reactive and combative partners, who get stuck on protecting themselves and dismissing each other’s experiences, that can put us on edge. As the couple’s failure to connect intensifies, you …

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