Postmodern Counselling: Some thoughts on Labeling and the DSM-5

The practice of psychotherapy is quite a modern phenomenon, beginning as we know it with Sigmund Freud and his “talking cure” in the late 19th century Vienna.  Various psychotherapies grew from this inception ground, framed within the modernist paradigm and concentrating on the functioning of the individual.  When we consider … Continue reading

Importance of “Self-Talk” for Children

Inner life, self-talk, and the ability to ponder develops a sense of self in children.   In essence, inner dialogue works toward a child developing self-awareness, anticipation, organization of ideas, emotional regulation and resiliency.   Children that develop inner dialogue tend to have higher self-esteem and show greater confidence.  This is quite … Continue reading