November 2010
Human Connections Counseling Services Newsletter from Psychotherapist Mark Felber, M.S.

Mark Felber, M.S.
Human Connections
Counseling Services

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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 Professional 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.

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A Note from Mark Felber

The hero's main feat is to overcome the monster of darkness: it is the long hoped-for and expected triumph of consciousness over the unconscious. The coming of consciousness was probably the most tremendous experience of primeval times, for with it a world came into being whose existence no one had suspected before. "And God said, 'Let there be light"' is the projection of that immemorial experience of the separation of consciousness from the unconscious.

~The Psychology of the Child Archetype

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Eleven seminarsHow Avoiding Things Keeps Us Small

Ken, a serious and long-time drinker, hadn't been feeling good for a while and his wife insisted that he go to the doctor, which, with reluctance, he finally did. Upon examination, the doctor said, "Ken, if you don't stop drinking, you're going to die." Of course, this upset Ken tremendously. When he came home to his wife, he was near tears. "Oh dear, what did the doctor say?" she asked. "He said I'm going to die," Ken wailed.

Poor Ken. He didn't really hear what the doctor had said. He was practicing one of his chronic avoidant behaviors: selective listening. He heard only what he wanted to hear and shut the rest of the message out.

Avoidant behaviors such as those exhibited by Ken are subtle and not-so-subtle ways that people side-step issues and situations. They are an outer manifestation of what's going on inside. And, for those who use such avoidances, you can bet that what's going on inside is some kind of fear.

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Top 10 Barriers to Connection

When friends, family or acquaintances present you with a problem, it's easy to lapse into behaviors that, although well-meaning, serve to block you from hearing the other person's experience. You'd be better off following the words of this inside-out saying: "Don't just do something; stand there." Here are ten things you should try not to do:

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Recovering From Childhood Trauma: Breaking the Cycle of Pain

Twelve Reasons Why You Should Attend This Seminar
Presented By Mark Felber L.P.C., L.C.D.C., C.P., CET II,

For millions of children, traumatic events are everyday occurrences that insidiously carve deep scars into their hearts. The people they trust behave in ways that cause deep pain. Then, unknowingly, those children become adults who do the same
thing. But there are ways to break the cycle for future generations.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why childhood trauma is the single most important public health challenge in the United States
  • How trauma affects a child
  • The difference between "single event" trauma and "chronic" trauma
  • How growing up in an addicted home causes chronic trauma
  • What the "victim mythology" is, and how it affects a person's worldview
  • The effect of unconscious parenting
  • What a symbolic relationship is and how it affects the child
  • How having an overly critical, shaming or perfectionistic parents affects the child
  • How the wounds of childhood trauma affect the adult
  • Ways that an adult repeats the patterns of their childhood trauma
  • How to develop "empowering tools" for breaking the cycle of abuse
  • How to recover from childhood trauma and stop the cycle before it affects another generation

When: Saturday, December 4, 1 – 3 p.m.

Contact: Mark Felber, 214-796-2323 to reserve seats.

Where: Positive Touch Enterprises, 504 Business Parkway, Richardson Texas, 75081. Call Positive Touch for directions at 972-480-0678

Cost: FREE

Dallas psychotherapist Mark Felber, L.P.C., L.C.D.C., C.P., CET II specializes in grief recovery, couples therapy, co-dependency and addictions. He can be reached at 214-796-2323, or visit his website at


When Love Hurts: How to Heal a Painful Relationship

Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend This Seminar
Presented by Mark Felber, L.P.C., L.C.D.C., C.P., CET II

This seminar will help you see if you are being emotionally abusive or if someone else is emotionally abusing you. It’s more than angry words. It’s nonphysical behavior that is used to control, intimidate, isolate, or punish through degradation, humiliation or fear. It damages relationships and destroys lives. This seminar addresses the hidden reasons for these destructive behaviors.

You Will Learn:

  • What emotional abuse is
  • How emotionally abusive behavior affects relationships
  • The damage done by emotional abuse
  • Why people who have been emotionally abused will pick partners just like the parent who abused them
  • How to recover from emotional abuse
  • The deadly symptoms of emotional blackmail
  • The inner world of the blackmailer
  • What emotional incest is
  • How chronic rage hurts us
  • How to recover from rageaholism

When: Saturday, March 12, from 1 - 3 p.m.

Where: Positive Touch Enterprises, 504 Business Parkway,
Richardson, TX, 75081 Call for directions: 972-480-0678

Contact: Mark Felber at 214-796-2323 to reserve seats

Cost: FREE

Dallas psychotherapist Mark Felber, L.P.C., L.C.D.C., C.P., CET II, specializes in grief recovery, couples therapy, co-dependency and addictions. Call 214-796-2323, or visit

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