Circle of Control, Circle of Concern

This simple tool is one of my favorites when working with someone who feels overwhelmed with stress or who finds themselves spinning their wheels, working to change something beyond their control. Visualize yourself at the center, surrounded by a circle.  That one is your circle of control, and outside that is yet another one- your circle of … Continue reading Circle of Control, Circle of Concern

Powerful animation about addiction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUngLgGRJpo This short video illustrates what it's like for some people struggling with addiction, or for those who are watching helplessly from the sidelines.  The substance could be anything-  drugs, alcohol, porn, gambling, food, you name it.  The video poignantly demonstrates the horrific and heartbreaking road that addiction leads people down.  The good news, however, … Continue reading Powerful animation about addiction