Missoula Counseling Center Analyzes Forgiveness

Forgiveness is said to be a voluntary act in which a person allows a change of negative feelings toward an offender. Yet as we have discovered, the act forgiveness is extremely complicated, emotional, and sometimes impossible. Some people assume that if forgiveness is granted than the transgression is somehow condoned or excused. This is of course not the case. Enright and Coyle (1998) defined what forgiveness is not: forgetting, reconciliation,

March 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Sunflower Counseling reviews “Grit” by Angela Duckworth

Here at Sunflower Counseling, in Montana, we like to read!  Books that make us think and inspire us.   This week's book review is "Grit", by Angela Duckworth. 4 stars out of 4.  Will Smith sums up the philosophy of grit perfectly. “I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented,” he said. “Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.  The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about

March 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Parenting Strategies

Behavior Strategies: We here at Sunflower Counseling in MT often get questions about parenting kids. It can be incredibly overwhelming parenting young children! Especially with the change in schedule during COVID and the kids are at home. You might be asking yourself "what to do"? How can I get through this and stay in control? Here are a few ideas for how to regain control. Ask yourself: What is the

February 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Adolescents Coping with Terminal Illness

Adolescents Coping with Terminal Illness Sunflower Counseling in Montana The adolescent period of life is a time for great change. The teen is not only changing in physical appearance, but also many changes occur with their self-esteem, independence, social skills, and self-awareness. This can be very stressful for families to support and nurture their children. Proper space must be given to experience this normal process. Because so much is going

February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Sunflower Counseling, MT: Supporting Students with Non-Suicidal Self Injury

Here at Sunflower Counseling, MT, we deal with a variety of therapy issues. Here is an example that often comes up in our therapy sessions. One of the rampant issues counselors face today is non-suicidal self-injury or NSSI. As a counselor for one year outside of Missoula, MT, I am and my colleagues noticed students frequently reported cuts and burns they made on their own bodies. I found it challenging

February 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Man’s Search for Meaning – A Book Review

We here at Sunflower Counseling MT are big readers. And so a lot of our counseling and therapy comes from the act of always learning - like from these powerful books that moved us. This week we are looking at "Man's Search for Meaning" by Victor E. Frankl. It's a good book to read at this time of year, especially because this is the time of year when people become

January 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|
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