The spiritual formation journey can be long, but it is so deeply worthwhile. In this mini series, I'll give you some journal prompts to guide you through the beginnings of a spiritual formation practice. You can follow this journaling pathway through my instagram (@jbrohmerlmft) or through this blog. The instagram will feature just the questions,… Continue reading Journaling Through Spiritual Formation: Before We Start
Ummmm... Really? I usually get some weird looks when I suggest that my clients watch scary movies for their mental health. And the benefits aren't limited to horror. Movies give us the chance to experience a range of emotions, both negative and positive, in a way that is time limited and personally safe. This is… Continue reading Watch Scary Movies For Your Mental Health
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, you may be wondering what the best therapy for BPD is. You want help and you want to get a good result. You certainly don't want to waste money on therapy that isn't the best fit for you. Or maybe you've tried… Continue reading What Is The Best Therapy For BPD?
A therapist reviews The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide by Alexander L Chapman and Kim L Gratz. This book states that it's "a comprehensive and accessible guide to the causes and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, co-occurring problems, psychological treatment options, medication options, and effective coping skills. Cover image for The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival… Continue reading Book Review: BPD Survival Guide
Helpful ACT Book I recently got this little book to review from a colleague and I've gotta say it's one of my new favorite ACT books to recommend to people. It looks so nice! And it's a conveniently small size to take with you if you need prompts to practice when you're at work or… Continue reading Book Review- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Journal
Managing Chronic Insomnia If you've been following me for a while, you might remember that book 2 of the DIY Therapy series on chronic insomnia was supposed to be out in January. After some delays, it's finally here! Available as an ebook at multiple retailers. Managing Chronic Insomnia is designed to help people who have… Continue reading New Insomnia Book Is Out!
Deferred Celebrations Like many people, I was really excited to hit the next decade of my life and had big plans for how my birthday might go. I figured 2020 would be a big year for me personally, and I was looking forward to the milestone birthday being one of many important transitions. I don't… Continue reading Pandemic Loss
Pandemic Trauma Is Collective Trauma In the beginning of the pandemic, we all experienced a collective event that hit many people as a trauma. And as a predictable result, many of us got brain fog, lost confidence, experienced physical changes in our bodies, and difficulty keeping up with the rapid changes in policies within our… Continue reading Pandemic Trauma
Nobody likes to fail, especially in front of others. But failure carries with it two implications- first that you were willing to try something, and second that you have a chance to learn. These are the benefits of failure. Failure Challenges Your Competence For some of us who have at least one area in life… Continue reading The Benefits of Failure
What Is Motivation? The idea of motivation seems fairly straightforward on the surface, but when you don't have the motivation to complete basic daily tasks, you realize it's not that easy. And it can be frustrating to know that your ability to keep your life in order is so dependent on something that feels so… Continue reading Exploring Motivation