Managing Relationship Conflict

Conflict is Normal If you’re a living, breathing human-being, you will have conflict. The only people who don’t are dead. If you have an opinion on anything you will disagree with someone and engage in…


Healing Your Broken Marriage

Saving Your Marriage Your marriage vows have been broken. Or your spouse has lied to you, abused you, neglected you. What can you do? You have entertained divorce. But, that seems so painful, more painful…


Helping the Suicidal Person

Understanding the Problem of Suicide What does the word suicide mean to you? What mental pictures come to mind when you hear someone mention the word suicide? Facts about suicide: The Problem: Suicide took the…


Rebuilding Trust In Your Spouse

Working to Restore Trust One of my clients once asked me what it means to trust another human being. She wanted to know how she should react when a spouse or significant other is dishonest,…


Don’t Waste Your Anger!

What makes you angry? Disrespect, loud noises, unfriendly, self-centered people, put-downs, rude behavior, people who break the rules? Anger is normal and it is an energy which can help you accomplish goals. But, if you…


Empathy – Communicating with the Heart

Building Relationships with Empathy by Entering Someone’s World: One of the best ways to endear people to yourself is to be able to ask them questions about themselves and to really listen to what they…


Managing Stress through Relaxation

Managing Stress Through Relaxation What is the result of Stress Management? Calms the physiological arousal which triggers the amygdala and thus anger escalation. Desensitizes Individuals to anger arousing effects of particular situations. Learning stress management…


Lord, Liar or Lunatic?

Who was Jesus really? Reasons to Believe in Jesus I have been a Christian since I was 12 years old. I came to Christ out of desperation and deep questions about God, life, death, my…


Does Forgiveness = No Consequences?

How to Forgive with Consequences Question: One thing I’ve been thinking about is: am I willing to treat a person who has hurt me as well as I would treat those I consider my closest…


Anger Management Institute News!

Read the Anger Management Institute February-March News! Live Illinois and Texas Anger Management Training workshops, discounted Anger Management Leader’s Starter Kit, Group curriculum, Individual services & more! Lynette J. Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V www.goodanger.com