Archive for the 'Behavior' Category

It’s A Whole Different Playground

He is 26, and has been in and out of jail.  He has used any substance he could get his hands on to try to numb the pain and anger. So, we made a scale of 0-10 (on the bottom of graphic below), and he realized he could stay perfectly calm when he felt a […]

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“Something bad in there, it keeps thumping.”

“Something bad in there, it keeps thumping.” He was trying to describe for me what his anxiety felt like, and how he couldn’t verbalize it. “You can hear it thumping. It must be big, and it must be vicious. I can feel the pain of it. I just can’t put my finger on it.” He […]

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“My poor hurt squirrel drains my empathy battery.”

“My poor hurt squirrel drains my empathy battery.” After surviving Thanksgiving Dinner at her in-laws, and then making a trip to a friends house on the coast (and finding friend into drinking and drugs), she sat on my couch and was wiped out. Her batteries to process life were again worn down. While describing the […]

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