September 2008
Human Connections Counseling Services Newsletter from Psychotherapist Mark Felber, M.S.

Mark Felber, M.S.
Human Connections
Counseling Services

214-796-2323
Email Mark

or visit his website:
www.marriagecpr.com


Mark Felber specializes in couples/marriage counseling and addictive behaviors. He also works with individuals who are experiencing grief, anger, and unresolved trauma issues. Other issues that often affect individuals such as drug abuse and codependency are also addressed in therapy.

Mr. Felber brings empathy and years of training in therapeutic techniques to his practice. His therapy sessions facilitate personal growth, heal childhood wounds, and address present difficulties.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Board Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama,
    Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy
  • Voice Dialogue Facilitator
  • Relapse Prevention Therapist
  • Certified Solution-Focused Therapist
  • Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
  • Level II Advanced EMDR Trauma Resolution Facilitator
  • Level II Advanced Grief Counseling Facilitator
  • Level II Certified Experiential Therapist
  • Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
  • Certified Associate of Logotherapy

Contact Mark today for a complimentary session to explore your issues.

214-796-2323
Email Mark

or visit his website:
www.marriagecpr.com

Each of us struggles with fears surrounding being emotionally vulnerable with others. Yet, by bringing our unconscious wounds from childhood out of the darkness and into the light of consciousness, we can begin the healing process and mend the painful tears in our hearts that separate us from one another and ourselves. As we tear down the protective walls of denial that we have used to avoid our pain, we discover that the very emotional vulnerability that we feared the most creates the potential for connection and unconditional love towards our partners and ourselves. Ultimately, we learn that vulnerability is the soul of intimacy and lights the path to the human heart.

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Eleven seminarsWhat It Means to Be Vulnerable (and How That Can Be Empowering)
Leslie is terrified of getting older, of her children leaving home, of being alone. These feelings scare her so much, she invents ways not to face her fears. Mostly, she lashes out at others for "making" her feel bad. She wonders why she has so few friends and can't find a mate.

It hurts to admit we are vulnerable. For so many of us, we think it means we are weak, helpless and open to attack by others or by whatever life throws at us. Our culture demands that we be strong, so we try our best to hide our fears and cover up our weak spots. We don't want to be seen as failures. But there can be beauty in vulnerability and value in exploring so-called weaknesses. Read full story here.

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Self-Talk’s Role in Relapse
"I'll just have one. It's no big deal."
"I can't have fun unless I'm _______ (drinking, smoking, gambling, etc.)"
"I can handle it; it's not a problem."

It often seems that the moment you decide to quit an addictive substance or activity, the deluding, conniving self-talk begins. Before you know it, this deceptive self-talk has become a deafening self-shout, and the danger of relapse is just around the corner. That's the power of language and how it shapes our thoughts and actions.

But it is possible to get a hold of this self-defeating, one-way conversation. Change your self-talk and you change yourself. Go to full story.


Today's Quote
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
~Maya Angelou, author


Announcements

Monday, November 3
Creating The Relationship of Your Dreams: Pathways to Healing for Singles and Couples
(This 3 hour presentation will also include material from Healing Toxic Relationships: How To Talk So Your Partner Listens)
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 2510 Electronic Lane, Suite 904, Dallas, Texas
Cost: $25.00
Register: Online at www.cdstudies.com or contact Teresa Sawyer at 817-226-0700
Credit: Sponsored by The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies

  • Professionals will receive 3 hours CEU credit
  • General public and non-professionals are invited to attend but DO NOT receive education credit hours

Tuesday, November 4
Hooked On Love When You Love Too Much
(This 3 hour seminar will comprise Part 1 and Part 2.)
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 2510 Electronic Lane, Suite 904, Dallas, Texas
Cost: $25.00
Register: Online at www.cdstudies.com or contact Teresa Sawyer at 817-226-0700
Credit: Sponsored by The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies

  • Professionals will receive 3 hours CEU credit
  • General public and non-professionals are invited to attend but DO NOT receive education credit hours

Wednesday, November 5
Grieving Life's Losses: Developing The Courage To Mourn
(This 3 hour seminar will comprise Part 1 and Part 2.)
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 2510 Electronic Lane, Suite 904, Dallas, Texas
Cost: $25.00
Register: Online at www.cdstudies.com or contact Teresa Sawyer at 817-226-0700
Credit: Sponsored by The Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies

  • Professionals will receive 3 hours CEU credit
  • General public and non-professionals are invited to attend but DO NOT receive education credit hours

 

Looking for an enlightening speaker? Mark Felber offers presentations on a variety of topics for your community or religious group's meetings. Find out how.


 
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