November 2012
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
  • 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.

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A Note From Mark Felber

He that conceals his grief has no remedy for it.

-- Turkish Proverb

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Living With Grief: How to Survive a Significant Loss

One of the hardest things we'll ever experience is the loss of someone -- or something -- dear to us. Grieving is a normal and natural response to this loss. While death is one of the most common losses, grief also comes with other big and small life changes, such as a serious illness, the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, relocating to an unfamiliar city, or other lifestyle changes.

Even if you aren't currently grieving, it can be beneficial to think about the grief process. At its core, grief is a part of the experience of being alive…and human. And while grief isn't pleasant, it can give us insight, compassion and strength that we wouldn't otherwise have found.

Here are some ways to access those greater qualities, survive a significant loss or help someone experiencing grief.

1. Expect a process.

In stark contrast to how frequently TV characters talk about "getting closure," in reality, grief is an ongoing experience. The goal of grieving isn't to "get to the bottom of it" or to stop feeling a certain way. Instead, it's a process of learning to live with your emotions every day and every moment. Even years later, reminders like a special day or the smell of a favorite meal may trigger a fresh wave of memories and feelings linked to the loss.

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Top 10 Tips for Moving Through Depression

The crushing blackness of depression can seem insurmountable when you're in it. But there are things you can do to help lighten the darkness and even project a feeling of well-being and joy.

  1. Stay connected with others. Isolating yourself doesn't protect loved ones nor help you. Just being around others in silence is better than hiding away.

  2. Set priorities and do what you can. Acknowledge (even celebrate) the completion of even little things.

  3. Do physical work. Chop wood or scrub the bathtub or prune trees. Physical effort helps to shift emotional blockages and numbness.

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