Be Inspired

To be inspired means to be aroused, to breathe in new ideas and be filled with new feelings.

There are so many great sources of inspiration around us.  On this page I will share with you some of the places where I find inspiration.  I invite you to explore them for yourself, to let me know what you think, and to share with me some of your inspirational sources.

Websites You Might Enjoy:

Beliefnet.com – Emotional Health

Beliefnet.com – Inspiration

PsychCentral.com – mental health and psychology site

 

Guided Meditation:

A good meditation for starting your day, this is very brief and simple for anyone to do!

Beliefnet.com – Deepak Chopra – Centering Meditation

 

Helpful Books:

101 Essential Tips: Basic Meditation

Easy to read, this book presents ideas about meditation and meditation techniques.  A great little book if you are thinking about meditation or are looking for little suggestions or motivations.

Amazon.com -101 Essential Tips: Basic Meditation

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

A great introduction to mindfulness, relaxation, and meditation.  The writing is soothing and the advice is practical.

Parallax Press – The Miracle of Mindfulness

 

Quotations About Mindfulness:

The secret of health for both mind and body is
Not to mourn the past,
Worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to
Live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
(Buddha)
Peace
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make our world.
(Buddha)
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Mental Illness: Recognizing Symptoms

Here are a few links to websites that describe conditions of mental illness and their symptoms: 

The purpose of this page is to offer resources for general information only, and is not intended to offer diagnoses or advice, or to take the place of a medical doctor or licensed mental health professional.

http://www.mhasp.org/help/symptoms.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mental-health/MH00042

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/

http://www.healthyplace.com/other-info/psychiatric-disorder-definitions/adult-symptoms-of-mental-health-disorders/menu-id-71/

Men’s Group

Men’s Group offers a safe setting for men to share feelings, concerns, and stories; to laugh together, advise each other of solutions to common challenges, or just hang out.

Themes often include:

  • spousal/partner relationships
  • relationships with children (including adult children)
  • blended families
  • work/career concerns
  • coping with transitions
  • dealing with anger
  • health
  • sex

Occasionally a theme or topic is introduced by the facilitators, and the conversation spins off in directions meaningful to those present. At other times we just start talking and see what comes up. Each session, therefore, has its own character and excitement.

If a member has a pressing problem, he is encouraged to share with the group and ask for feedback (which he may or may not use). Each member can disclose at his own level of comfort and need. We maintain an accepting, inclusive and non-judgmental atmosphere.

Each session is 1 hour 30 minutes. Group size is usually 4-8.

Group meets at 4 East Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA.

 

Questions?  Don’t be afraid to ask.

Contact the facilitators:

Bill Procyson  Bill Procyson, M.S., M.A., professional counselor

  (484) 680-6457, procyson@verizon.net

Harry Orenstein  Harry Orenstein, Ph.D., clinical psychologist

  (215) 836-7220, hamjeds2@aol.com

 

What is the Difference Between Counseling and Therapy?

As a licensed professional counselor I provide both counseling and therapy to my clients.  The words may seem interchangeable, but there is a difference between counseling and therapy.

 

Counseling is a practical, advice-giving approach to helping you with the challenges you are facing.  Therapy goes deeper than counseling in helping you to explore the underlying causes of those challenges.  Used together, counseling and therapy offer a balanced approach  to  dealing with issues and addressing feelings. 

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