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Writing Your Way Through Conflict

September 11, 2015 | By

by Dr. Bert Pitts Another tool a couple can use to defuse intensity and maintain dialogue (while slowing it down, which helps) is the Marital Journal. This is an excellent thing to try during time-outs, if acceptable to both people. The couple purchases and designates a notebook as their Marital Journal. During the time-out period, […]

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How to Love and Support Those in Grief (and Avoid Inadvertently Adding to their Pain)

September 11, 2015 | By

by Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk Note from Dr. Pitts: Kristine is a dear friend and professional singing buddy of mine. She is a Music Professor at UAB (choral conductor, voice teacher, opera director). She possesses great intelligence, depth, and heart, and is an engaging and gifted teacher. Kristine lost her father earlier this year: Her own […]

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You Can’t Go Home (for the Holidays) Again

September 11, 2015 | By

by Daniel Seigel It’s that magical time of year again, when everyone’s hearts are filled with good tidings of joy and love. It’s also that magical time of year when suddenly your calendar fills up with holiday parties, family events, and church services. You might start to ask: the holidays are supposed to be relaxing, […]

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Making the Most of your Holidays

September 11, 2015 | By

by Dr. Bert Pitts Some of our common holiday tips: Focus on why we celebrate the holidays. It is easy to forget, but “holidays” means “holy days.” If you and your family enjoy them, attend holiday worship and music services. Read more scripture. Pray more often. Be more kind to others. Share with and serve […]

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Mindy-Body Connection Exercise: Journey Through a Workout

September 11, 2015 | By

by Dr. Zanaida Griffin With the stressors that constantly surround us, I emphasize to clients the importance of regular exercise. Not only does exercise benefit one’s physical well-being, but also has significant psychological benefits. I regularly attend a studio workout in Homewood that incorporates a mind-body connection that is hugely therapeutic. As gratifying as the […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

September 11, 2015 | By

by Katie Vines Many of the problems people face are influenced by how they think and feel about themselves and others. Our beliefs about ourselves shape the way we communicate and respond in all facets of our lives, in relationships, through our behavior, at work, at home, everywhere. Some people develop unhealthy or unrealistic views […]

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Shrink Rap Holiday Edition 2013-14

November 21, 2013 | By

Happy Holidays from Pitts & Associates! Weathering the Holiday storm can sometimes be a daunting task!  In this issue of Shrink Rap, you’ll find some articles on the holidays, as well as a great article from our good friend, Dr. Hurst-Wajsczcuk, and an introduction from our newest member, Lane Brown–our first Speech & Language Pathologist. […]

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Shrink Rap is back!

April 24, 2013 | By

Shrink Rap is back after a 3-year nap! You can expect us to re-appear by e-mail quarterly, as we did in the past. Pitts & Associates has a number of new faces since our last edition! All of our many hires in the past several years will be introduced in this edition, which means, Pitts […]

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