Victimization: A Violation of Spirit

“We have created a culture of bogus victimology that almost daily seems to drown our moral sense – by making excuses for vicious criminality, and obscuring the real suffering that such criminality so often leaves in its wake.” Charles Sykes Journalist What is the true significance of being sexually abused or “violated”? Literature on the… Continue reading Victimization: A Violation of Spirit

Life After Healing

Self-forgiveness “Forgiving your self means that you give up the right to blame yourself for what you could not control. You may have achieved some level of intellectual self-forgiveness through your rational analysis of the assault. However, emotional self-forgiveness can take much longer and it requires you to acknowledge and process your anger, grief, and… Continue reading Life After Healing

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing: is a directive, client centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. • Motivation to change is elicited from the client and not imposed from without. You can’t give someone motivation much like you can’t give them self-esteem. This relies upon identifying and utilizing the client’s intrinsic… Continue reading Motivational Interviewing