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Where Social Skills Means Building Relationships

New Summer Camp Week

WE HAVE ADDED A NEW WEEK
 
JULY 2 - 5
 
Email me to get the registration form
in order to get on the roster
6 available spots
 
NEW: Out of network provider receipts are included
NEW: Health Savings Account (HSA) credit cards are now accepted

 

SUMMER CAMP

2018 SUMMER CAMP

Enrollment has begun
 

DATES
(Numbers on the right indicate spots left open)
May 29 - June 1  (FULL)
June 4 - 7  (FULL)
June 11 -14  (FULL)
June 18 - 21  (FULL)
June 25 - 28  (FULL)
July 2 - 5  (6)

July 9 - 12  (FULL)
July 16 - 19  (FULL)
July 23 - 26  (FULL)
July 30 - Aug 2  (FULL)

NEW - Out of network
provider receipt
will be included

NEW: Health Savings Account (HSA) credit cards are now accepted

Contact me so I can email you an electronic waiver and registreation form

You can ask to be put on the "Wait List" if a week is FULL

PARENT'S CORNER

Learning on the Log
is ALSO for YOU.  

LET'S TALK IT OUT, NOT TOUGH IT OUT

I have the experienceexpertise to HELP

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY
Email | 678-561-7589

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

GROUPS INCLUDE:

  • PARENTS SUPPORT
  • VETERAN'S SUPPORT
  • MEN'S DIVORCE SUPPORT
  • GRIEF SUPPORT

CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT MORE
404-579-3048

Armann's blog

How Churchill helped me through my divorce

Feeling overwhelmed and confused, I decided to see a therapist, in order to help deal with my divorce.  After arriving at his office, sitting in his waiting room, walking into his office, I finally slumped down into a brown leather couch.  It was a corner office on the fifth floor of a corporate building where people were busy with their everyday lives, and I was about to reveal something extremely vulnerable.  Looking around, I remember being impressed with the view, but at the same time, terrified by this new experience I was about

Digitizing a Support Group

I was recently asked to monetize and digitize reasons for men to come to a divorce support group.  I was told that men in America would come if I had the productivity numbers to prove the group’s efficiency.  A was a little thrown off by the request, but I went to Google anyway and found out some interesting answers.  I found that divorce is a $28 billion dollar annual industry with the average cost of an individual divorce ranging between $15,000 and $30,000.  Most of that is calculated through the attorney fees and costs relative to the process of getting divorced.  When you add up the co

Advocates or Adversaries

On wedding days, most people announce to each other and make the promise,  “…for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows”.  These words can be easily said, but when the time comes, are you in a relationship where you and your spouse are advocates or adversaries?  To figure this out let’s explore an example of what this really means. 

The No Complaint Generation

The “No Complaint” Generation. Most know them as the “Greatest Generation”.

The Story Teller

At lunch the other day, an elderly woman (we will call her S.T., as she is the original Story Teller), came into the restaurant where I was eating; S.T. was eager to share her story and did not wait for others to ask “how are you”?  S.T. was meeting a couple of friends, and S.T. could not even wait to sit down at the table, before sharing the big news in her life. 

No Crying at Funerals

Growing up, I noticed that people in my community would watch the relatives of the deceased, noticing if they did or did not cry; and passed judgment on that behavior.  For example, if a widow did not cry while her husband was eulogized and laid to rest, people would quietly whisper to each other “She is being very strong”.  

WHY?  Why do we do this to ourselves?

Alone vs. Loneliness

In all of the research regarding this topic, it boiled down to this:  Alone is a state of being and loneliness is a state of mind. 

The Power of Vulnerability

A colleague referred me to René Brown’s Ted Talk.  She is an inspiring researcher that not only found ways to help all of us watching, but also herself.  Here are some of the highlights of her talk:

·      Connection is what gives purpose and meaning to life

·      Shame is the fear of disconnection

·      Do you believe you are worthy or belonging, being loved, being connected, to be imperfect?

·      Do you have the compassion to be kind to your self first… then to others

The Risk of Toughing it Out

There is no way around dealing with life events.  Some are easy to process, others are difficult, and some are traumatic.  No matter what the event, we use learned coping skills to be able to move forward.  There are many people, especially men, who have decided that “Toughing it Out” is their way of coping, rather than “Talking it Out”.  But, what are the consequences?

I'm Not Crazy

In recent weeks I have overheard this conversation multiple times

Friend 1:  Wow, I am so overwhelmed

Friend 2:  Have you thought about seeking help?

Friend 1:  What do you mean?

Friend 2:  You know, go see a therapist

Friend 1:  I AM NOT CRAZY!

The implication here is that only crazy people need counseling, when in reality you are crazy for NOT going to counseling

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