Month: September 2018

Cutting Shame Off at the Knees - Cluff Counseling, Lewisville Marriage & Family Therapist
Mental Health

Cutting Shame Off at the Knees

“Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame’s is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.” -Brené Brown Regardless of age, gender or nationality, we all experience shame from time to time. Dr. Brené Brown, an author and researcher, explains in her book Daring Greatly, “The less we talk about

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Sleep Like a Baby - Cluff Counseling - North Texas Therapist

Sleep Like a Baby: Nightly Routines

“Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night.” -William Blake Just like young children, adults thrive off of routines. Children learn that bedtime is near because they consistently have a bath, put on warm jammies, have a bottle, read a book, sing lullabies, rock in a dimly-lit

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Trichotillomania The Hair-Pulling Urge - Cluff Counseling - Lewisville Therapist

Trichotillomania: The Hair-Pulling Urge

Have you heard of trichotillomania? This is a hair-pulling disorder that serves as an anxious response. The individuals with this disorder may sit to watch TV and involuntarily pull out all their eyebrows! Just the other day, a friend posted on Facebook about the irresistible urge to pull out all her eyelashes. There she sat

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Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) Threats to Marriage - Cluff Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) Threats to Marriage

In Western culture, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50, but then 40-50% of U.S. marriages end in divorce (with the divorce rate for subsequent marriages being even higher). Marriages are being attacked on every side, and I want to help you protect yours. This post covers the three greatest threats to

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I Don’t Have Trauma...or Do I - Cluff Counseling - North TX Couples Therapist

I Don’t Have Trauma…or Do I?

Most people associate trauma with terribly difficult and disturbing events like war or a natural disaster. Because of this, you may think you have never experienced something traumatic. However, any distressing event that falls beyond your normal scope of human experience can be considered traumatic! Odds are high that you HAVE experienced trauma. How have

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