Category Archives: Self-Help Program
USING IMAGERY TO SHAPE YOUR FUTURE WHILE YOU ENJOY YOUR PRESENT
This brief outline describes how to construct and use imagery for optimal performance in athletic and other contexts.
THE TIME-OUT RULE FOR CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Often conflicts can escalate to the point where either or both partners become so heated that they are no longer problem-solving, just blaming, name-calling, and defending. The TIME-OUT PROCEDURE is a mutual code to take a break from the conflict … Continue reading
THE REST IS EASY: SLEEP STRATEGIES FOR ATHLETES
Falling asleep and staying asleep is a matter of lifestyle habits, stress management, mental preparation, and the careful management of intent. Myths about sleep are dispelled, especially scapegoating sleep loss for poor performance the following day. Prepare your mind to … Continue reading
THE PARENT DE-BUGGING PROGRAM FOR TEENAGERS
Over several years I have seen families where yelling and coercion have been overused as methods to try to get teenagers to do what parents believe they should do. This program is helpful is eliminating nagging and bugging others to … Continue reading
TEENAGERS PROGRAM FOR FAMILY SAFETY AND SECURITY: SANCTUARY
This self-help program is designed to provide a timeout zone for teenagers living in chaotic and disturbed families. The term “sanctuary” is stated when the teenager needs a break from arguments and tension. Guidelines are presented.
SIMPLE SLEEP PROGRAM
This program is simple but effective to deal with onset insomnia and early morning wakening. It involves two kinds of focused meditations and a procrastinated task.
HOW IMAGERY GUIDES OUR BEHAVIOR
The capacity of imagery to guide behavior is especially useful in sport and other high performance situations. This script outlines how to construct an imagery program using visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, and olfactory sensation to enhance learn and refine high … Continue reading
HOUSE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE MS FAMILY
In this case, the mother of a family has Multiple Sclerosis. Martha’s illness is variable in how it limits her daily abilities. The family does not want to undermine her functioning or dismiss her roles, but the family cannot depend … Continue reading
DETAILED SLEEP PROGRAM
This program is simple but effective to deal with onset insomnia and early morning wakening. It involves two kinds of focused meditations and a procrastinated task. More detailed version especially for periods of reawakening during the night.
CONTRACT FOR A HOMECARE WEIGHT-GAIN PROGRAM FOR ANOREXIA NERVOSA
Sometimes a case of anorexia nervosa can be partially treated at home with the help of friends and family acting as a support network supervising a structure of activity levels contingent on weekly weight gain. This program can be done … Continue reading