August 2012
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 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
  • Certified Life Coach
  • 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
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Therapy

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

214-796-2323
Email Mark

or visit his website:
www.marriagecpr.com


A Note From Mark Felber

Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone's pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself but others.

-- Sharon Alder

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Announcement

Saturday, August 4th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Preparing for the Relationship of Your Dreams: Pathways to Healing for Singles. This seminar is based on Imago Relationship Therapy.

Where: Grace Outreach Center, 5000 West Parker - Admin Bldg., Plano TX 75093
Contact: For directions call Pastor Chris Bunkoff, 972-985-1112 Ext. 142
Cost: $5 at the door; food and snacks included

For more information: Visit http://MarriageCPR.com

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Eleven seminarsHow Defensive Are You?

In her book, Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-Defensive Communication, Sharon Ellison estimates that we use 95% of our communications energy being defensive. Indeed, as soon as we feel any threat, either of not getting what we want or of being harmed or put down in some way, we are ready to protect ourselves by being defensive. Imagine how much more enjoyable our communications could be if we learned how to respond nondefensively and to avoid provoking defensiveness in others! Take this quiz, answering True or False to the following statements, to see how defensive you tend to be.

  1. If people are upset or disappointed with me, I let them know with explanations and excuses why they are wrong.

  2. When people criticize or judge me, I am quick to point out their own faults.

  3. I'm afraid that what others think of and say about me is true.

  4. I'm always looking for the hidden critical message beneath people's requests.

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The Powerful Act of Asking for What You Want

Asking for what you want is a powerful, empowering act that can send strong ripples through your life. While it may seem simple enough, four things need to be in place first:

  1. You know what you want.
  2. You fully believe you deserve it.
  3. You are prepared to accept the answer "No."
  4. You have the communication skills needed for an effective request.

What Do You Want?

Wants emerge from needs you are experiencing, for example: the need to be heard, the need for respect, expedience, beauty, intimacy. Knowing the need helps you be clear about what you are requesting. It's helpful to distinguish between needs that move us towards well-being and those that never really bring happiness, such as the desire for approval or to be right.

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Copyright 2012 Claire Communications.
This ezine was sent to you by Mark Felber, Plano, TX. 214-796-2323