David I. Brandt,  - Psychoanalysis • Psychotherapy • Counseling
Tools & Insights

Let's Dispense with the Therapy, Here's What You Need to Know, Eh?!!??

Click to Enlarge

Helpful Quotes to Keep in Your Back Pocket

Helpful Quotes to Keep in Your Back Pocket

Trigger Bill:  The trouble with life is you're half way through it by the time you realize it's one of those 'do it yourself' deals.

Lao Tzu:  If you don't change the direction of where you're going, you'll get there.

Alcoholics Anonymous:  You cannot think your way into right acting, you have to act your way into right thinking.

Plus:

Winston Churchill:  If you're going through hell, keep going.

Inspires confidence, no?

Click to enlarge.

Starting and Never Finishing: Patterns of Giving Up™

Starting and Never Finishing: Patterns of Giving Up™
 
[Note: Push the "MORE" button below to continue this post.]
 
If one finds that one has little patience for “process” and thus tends to give up prematurely on efforts and ideas, then one might need to look deeper into the causes of one's seeming impatience and flightiness.  Impatient and flighty patterns, over time, can easily accrue to depression, anxiety, stuckness and low self-esteem. One starts to feel that one is in some way “different” from others, defective in learning, and/or impulsive in deciding on ideas and direction.

Refrigerator Magnet Psychology/Wisdom! Heed!

Click on picture to enlarge.

Unique Problems re: Being a Psychotherapist

(Click on Cartoon to Enlarge)

Walking on Eggshells™

Walking on Eggshells™

[Note: Push the "MORE" button below to continue this post.]

Having to walk on eggshells around someone can be irritating, self-esteem annihilating, and may, over time, encourage completely giving up on communication with the person that makes one feel that way!  This in turn can lead the 'eggshell-walker' to passive-aggressive responses, over-sensitized responses, non-democratic decision-making (usurpation), and/or a whole host of other sequelae, as communication 

Recipe for Couples Therapy?

Recipe for Couples Therapy?               (Click on Cartoon to Enlarge)

Honest for Whom™

Honest for Whom™

[Note: Push the "MORE" button below to continue this post.]

How many times have we heard: “Honesty is the best policy.”  Or, “Be Real." Or, “I tell it like it is." Or, "I pull no punches.”  Or, “I say exactly what is on my mind.”  Whereas, in general, "the truth will set you free”, there are several situations where it may be better to think before we speak, or, in other words, where “discretion is  the better part of valor”!

Save Your Analysis for Your Patients!!??

(Click on Cartoon to Enlarge)