TABLE OF CONTENTS


PREFACE
INTRODUCTION

THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING

LESSONS FROM RECOVERY

MY TEACHER, ISABEL
REFRESHINGLY SIMPLE
THE SPIRITUALITY DEFICIENCY SYNDROME
START ROWING, THE BOAT WILL APPEAR

WHEN YOU CAN’T MAKE AMENDS
THE TOXICITY OF RESENTMENTS

COPING

IT’S GOING TO TURN OUT O.K.
ACCEPTING A DIFFICULT REALITY
WELCOME DISCOMFORT
CAN THERE BE JOY IN HURTING?
A REFRESHER COURSE
THE PAIN OF LEARNIN
NOTHING TO FEAR BUT FEAR
WHY CRY WHEN YOU CAN LAUGH?
GRATITUDE
GOD NEVER DESERTS
LET GO AND LET GOD
MANY WORRIES? BE HAPPY!

SOME ANNOYANCES ARE GOOD FOR YOU
WE KNOW WHOM WE CAN TRUST
USE AND DISCARD
EVEN A BAD FALL IS JUST A FALL
STAY WITHIN REALITY
FROM HORSES AND SALMON


THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES

HOW TO LISTEN
A SIMPLE FORMULA
TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTER-TRANSFERENCE
WHAT A PLUMBER TAUGHT ME
TO TELL THE TRUTH
THE THERAPIST’S CONVICTIONS
PSYCHOTHERAPY OF PSYCHOSIS
ABSURD PROBLEMS MAY BE DISMISSED

SELF AWARENESS AND SELF ESTEEM

SEEKING AN IDENTITY
TO BE ALWAYS TEACHABLE
TO BE FREE
FORGIVING OURSELVES

FROM LITERATURE

EVEN GREAT MINDS ARE NOT INFINITE
“DOCTOR” CHARLES SCHULZ
THE DISCOMFORT ZONE

FROM PEERS AND FRIENDS

DON’T TREAT HEALTH
SMILING IS GOOD FOR YOU
WHEN SELFISHNESS IS GOOD
A WISE GUIDELINE
AGING HAS ITS ADVANTAGES
DON’T JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS
A HELPFUL HINT
INSANE OR NORMAL?

…AND FROM PATIENTS

DEATH IS ALWAYS SUDDEN
LOVE AND LIKE ARE NOT SYNONYMOUS
TO BE ALWAYS CONSIDERATE

THE BEAUTY OF LIGHT
DIAMONDS
AFRAID OF PRAISE
BEWARE THE LABELING
ACCEPTING HELP
MARRIAGE COUNSELING
DEPRESSED ABOUT?
WHAT ELSE IS THERE?
THE NEED FOR AN IDENTITY

STORIES

BRIEF PSYCHOTHERAPY
ENTERING THE WORLD OF THE PSYCHOTIC
CLOSED - MINDEDNESS
NEVER SATISFIED
IT’S HOW YOU SEE IT
TO WIN AN ARGUMENT
THE WAY OF BUREAUCRACY
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS