Do You Need An Attitude Reconstruction?
By Michele Rosenthal
If you think that your attitude could use a reset during your trauma recovery, this week’s YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA guest is just the one to set you straight!
Our topic this week was “How To Become (Even More) Functional: Move From Sadness, Anger and Fear to Joy, Love and Peace” and my guest had some terrific ideas.
Jude Bijou, therapist and award-winning author discussed:
- the 5 tools you already possess – but probably aren’t using
- how to ‘power’ (a VERY cool idea about how to better control your thoughts)
- simple ways to shift from negative feelings to more positive ones
- what is ‘clean crying’ and why you need to do it
- the six emotions everyone has and how you can work them
- how to dissipate fear
- two key phrases to help you feel calm and peace
And if that wasn’t enough, in our professional perspective interview we talked about what treatment for trauma really means. (Did you know there are three types of trauma survivors, and each type requires a different intervention??)
MEET MY GUEST:
Jude Bijou, the daughter of pioneer child behavioral psychologist Sidney W. Bijou, earned a BA from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and an MA in psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She has worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Barbara for 30 years, and is a longtime student of meditation and Vedic philosophy. Jude is a sought after workshop leader who also teaches adult education classes on communication through Santa Barbara City College. She speaks frequently to community groups on how to rewire thought patterns, understand feelings and emotions, and change lives for the better.
Jude’s book, “Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life,” has been named gold winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award and the ForeWord Reviews Award in “self-help”; and the ForeWord Reviews gold winner in “psychology.”
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PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE INTERVIEW:
Dr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. As Spirituality Clinical Coordinator, she oversees the Christian treatment component at Timberline Knolls. She is responsible for the development of faith-based groups that are experiential, process, and educational in nature. These groups help residents to grow in their relationship with God and His power to heal them. These optional groups are open to any residents who would like to participate. Dr. Nagib also supervises and trains a group of committed Christian primary and family therapists as well as the Chaplin at Timberline Knolls. All are passionate about integrating the Christian faith within the treatment program. Click here to read more about Dr. Nagib.