By Jill Woolworth, LMFT So are business, sports, the arts and every other arena in which we are taught to compete, excel and be cool under pressure. Why? Because we carry the skill set we learn there into our homes and it wreaks havoc in moments of stress. How does this happen? From the [...]
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By Jill Woolworth, LMFT Fear of rejection. Not fear of death or spiders or heights. We understand those fears; they make sense. Fear of rejection is invisible. It is the unseen engine that blows up relationships. We were designed for loving, interdependent community. Jesus prayed "that they all might be one as we are [...]
By Nicole Zasowski, LMFT The teen years are often characterized by turmoil and parents often feel at a loss for how to impact their teens. In addition, our culture supports several myths that make it almost impossible for parents to have confidence in the influence that they DO have. Below are common myths and [...]
By Virginia Gray, LCSW It is a well-known fact that approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce. Over 1,000,000 children in the United States experience the dissolution of their parents’ marriage, marking the beginning of a series of life changes for these children and their parents. There are both short-term issues and quite possibly [...]
By Nicole Zasowski, LMFT I remember the day clearly. It was exam week at Fuller Theological Seminary, where I attended graduate school and my husband and I were taking a walk through the lovely tree-lined Pasadena neighborhoods for a much needed study break. I loved these times together not only because we enjoyed walking together [...]
By George Faller, LMFT Trauma is an event where there is a threat to one’s self or others and evokes feelings of terror, helplessness, and loss. It results in distrust, disorganization, and scrambled signals. It is not the nature of the event, but the subjective experience that is key. What influences our experience of [...]
By Susan Gestal, LPC Most of us are comfortable with our child expressing “positive” feelings such as happy, excited or thankful, but how do you feel when your child is expressing anger, fear or sadness? Ask yourself… in our home are some feelings more acceptable than others? Do you or someone you know give [...]
By Susan Gestal, LPC Discipline, there’s a word that causes some of us to panic; it may even bring up negative memories or fear. Let me put a positive spin on discipline. Discipline provides loving responses and limits that allow our children the opportunity to grow and mature in a safe and [...]
By Jill Woolworth, LMFT Yesterday, I watched an attractive middle-aged woman back her convertible out of a driveway. A car zipped by on the main road and she had to brake suddenly. “@*$%!” she exclaimed angrily to no one in particular. Her face looked contorted for a few seconds before she zoomed off. What message [...]