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Posts by Tom Rhodes

What’s in an Anger Outburst?! –Saying the Most True Thing–

Author: Tom Rhodes, MFT Website: www.selfinquirytherapy.com If we all embraced and embodied this, saying the most true thing, to ourselves, to our husbands, wives, friends, family, children, a lot of pain and suffering could be avoided. Or, once induced, it could be repaired. However, there are seemingly plenty of good reasons not to, from a…

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Taming the Inner Critic

Author: Tom Rhodes, MFT www.selfinquirytherapy.com Have you noticed that the inner critic, your inner critic, has something to say? In fact, it often has A LOT to say. What is this voice? What does it want and where does it come from?! You may have noticed, it tends to spring up at a moment’s notice…

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Meeting Anxiety – A Gentle Reminder from Trees

If it could speak, anxiety’s mission statement would be something like “What’s here is intolerable and unacceptable. Off with it!” Well, I was reminded of another way this morning while standing amidst a miniature forest of trees in Golden Gate Park, sipping my morning coffee. I didn’t think to stop, I just stopped. Or rather…

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What Are We Yearning For?

Author: Tom Rhodes, MFT www.selfinquirytherapy.com This seems like a fair, if albeit, under-examined question. Far from under-examined, however, are the myriad attempts at ways to quench this yearning!  TV, drugs, eating, being alone, being around people; pretty much anything that we could think up to do or not do, can potentially qualify as a means…

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Introversion & Creativity

Just a day after watching a TED talk on the hidden powers of introversion, I found myself in a position for the first time in quite a while where I was called on to be creative in an interrelational context. A large portion of this TED talk was focused specifically on hilighting the differences between…

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