Monthly Archives: September 2011

How can life events cause anxiety?

Many life events can create anxiety, depending on one’s perception of the event. Leading my therapy group today, I asked older veteran group members about events in life causing them anxiety. I had some surprising responses. Some common themes emerged: Fearing the … Continue reading

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How can I communicate with a loved one about a difficult issue?

First, let’s talk about what not to do. People make several mistakes in the following areas: 1) Silent treatment. Some people bottle up feelings, not saying anything, to avoid an argument. Bottled-up feelings can build, to the point where one … Continue reading

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How Can I be Confident Giving a Presentation?

       I made a discovery while giving a presentation on “Alzheimer’s Disease-The power of Validation Therapy” on September 16, 2011. Once I began discussing the topic, interacting with class members, I found these techniques helped me stay relaxed and focused: … Continue reading

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What is centering and how can it help me?

In planning for a “Validation Therapy with Alzheimer’s Disease” seminar, I will co-present with my brother on 9/16/11, I came across the term “centering.” Naomi Feil uses the term “centering” in her book, “The Validation Breakthrough.” Centering is a validation … Continue reading

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