Sort by:

Got "Flow"?

Six Self-Hypnosis Guidelines to Create Lasting Change in Yourself

Douglas Flemons • 1/12/2018

By Douglas Flemons - Got flow? As a psychotherapist specializing in hypnosis, I work at times with elite performers—people who've spent long years learning and honing a skill that they can carry out with precision and grace. Except when they can't. Except when, with their mind and body out of sync, they lose concentration, coordination, and confidence.

Daily Blog

How to Develop a Safety Plan with Suicidal Clients

A Process of Inquiry That Promotes Empathic Connection

Douglas Flemons • 9/19/2017

By Douglas Flemons - Suicide assessment is a high-stakes process infused with uncertainty. However, even the best scales can be unreliable when they’re completed in the midst of an emotional crisis. Rather than outsourcing your decision-making to an instrument, it's important that therapists learn how to conduct a conversational evaluation that builds on their therapeutic skills.

Daily Blog

What Taoist and Zen Meditation Can Teach Us About Anxiety

Practical Applications for Beating Anxiety and Ruminating Thoughts

Douglas Flemons • 8/31/2017

By Douglas Flemons - Incorporating some basic Taoist and Zen assumptions and practices in our work can dramatically alter how we engage with clients and what we do to make a difference. We can't deliver Enlightenment, but we can help clients experience greater freedom in how they experience and relate to their problem.

Daily Blog

Effectively Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Identifying the Inquiries to Make

Douglas Flemons • 11/5/2013

I feel unprepared to make a proper suicide assessment with my clients. I’m nervous that I’ll neglect to ask, or the client won’t tell me, something vital to making the right clinical decision. Can you recommend an objective measure for reliably determining suicidality?

Daily Blog

In Consultation

Talking on the Edge: Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Douglas Flemons • 9/5/2013

Most clinicians already know the basic questions to ask about a client’s suicidality, but it’s important to go beyond a rote assessment to get a fuller picture of suicide risk.

Magazine Article
Copyright:
4/9/2013
Authors:
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
STEVEN HAYES, PH.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
ROBERT SCAER, MD
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
MICHAEL VENTURA, PHD
Product:
NRC095571
Copyright:
1/28/2013
Authors:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
JEFFREY KOTTLER, PHD
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
Product:
NRC095550
Copyright:
1/24/2013
Authors:
BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT
 
BARRY DUNCAN, PSY.D.
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
YVONNE DOLAN, MA
Product:
NRC095549

Case Study

Finding Flow - Embracing your worst can bring out your best

Douglas Flemons • 5/1/2007

Learning to enhance performance by embracing doubt and fear.

Magazine Article

The Tao of Therapy

Helping Clients Experience Their Inner Freedom

Douglas Flemons • 5/1/2004

Dualistic thinking separates us from our own experience and offers the illusion that we can achieve peace and pleasure by somehow casting out our problems.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 2 (11 Items)
Copyright:
4/9/2013
Authors:
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
STEVEN HAYES, PH.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
ROBERT SCAER, MD
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
MICHAEL VENTURA, PHD
Product:
NRC095571
Copyright:
1/28/2013
Authors:
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
JEFFREY KOTTLER, PHD
 
MARY SYKES WYLIE, PHD
Product:
NRC095550
Copyright:
1/24/2013
Authors:
BILL O'HANLON, MS, LMFT
 
BARRY DUNCAN, PSY.D.
 
KATY BUTLER, MA
 
DOUGLAS FLEMONS, PHD, LMFT
 
YVONNE DOLAN, MA
Product:
NRC095549
Page 1 of 1 (3 Items)

Got "Flow"?

Six Self-Hypnosis Guidelines to Create Lasting Change in Yourself

Douglas Flemons • 1/12/2018

By Douglas Flemons - Got flow? As a psychotherapist specializing in hypnosis, I work at times with elite performers—people who've spent long years learning and honing a skill that they can carry out with precision and grace. Except when they can't. Except when, with their mind and body out of sync, they lose concentration, coordination, and confidence.

Daily Blog

How to Develop a Safety Plan with Suicidal Clients

A Process of Inquiry That Promotes Empathic Connection

Douglas Flemons • 9/19/2017

By Douglas Flemons - Suicide assessment is a high-stakes process infused with uncertainty. However, even the best scales can be unreliable when they’re completed in the midst of an emotional crisis. Rather than outsourcing your decision-making to an instrument, it's important that therapists learn how to conduct a conversational evaluation that builds on their therapeutic skills.

Daily Blog

What Taoist and Zen Meditation Can Teach Us About Anxiety

Practical Applications for Beating Anxiety and Ruminating Thoughts

Douglas Flemons • 8/31/2017

By Douglas Flemons - Incorporating some basic Taoist and Zen assumptions and practices in our work can dramatically alter how we engage with clients and what we do to make a difference. We can't deliver Enlightenment, but we can help clients experience greater freedom in how they experience and relate to their problem.

Daily Blog

Effectively Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Identifying the Inquiries to Make

Douglas Flemons • 11/5/2013

I feel unprepared to make a proper suicide assessment with my clients. I’m nervous that I’ll neglect to ask, or the client won’t tell me, something vital to making the right clinical decision. Can you recommend an objective measure for reliably determining suicidality?

Daily Blog
Page 1 of 1 (4 Items)

In Consultation

Talking on the Edge: Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Douglas Flemons • 9/5/2013

Most clinicians already know the basic questions to ask about a client’s suicidality, but it’s important to go beyond a rote assessment to get a fuller picture of suicide risk.

Magazine Article

Case Study

Finding Flow - Embracing your worst can bring out your best

Douglas Flemons • 5/1/2007

Learning to enhance performance by embracing doubt and fear.

Magazine Article

The Tao of Therapy

Helping Clients Experience Their Inner Freedom

Douglas Flemons • 5/1/2004

Dualistic thinking separates us from our own experience and offers the illusion that we can achieve peace and pleasure by somehow casting out our problems.

Magazine Article

The Psychology of the Sand-Pit

Clinical Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh

Douglas Flemons • 1/1/2003

Despite getting paid to guide them out of their sand pit, we at times succeed only at leading them right back into it. When this happens, it's possible to decide that they somehow "need" their problem, that they're "not ready" to change, or that we lack the skill to help them effectively. Alternatively, we can turn to A. A. Milne for inspiration on how to get unstuck, on how to change the way we're trying to help.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (4 Items)
Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., is professor of family therapy and co-director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University. He's the coauthor of Relational Suicide Assessment, coeditor of Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy, and author of Of One Mind: Writing Between the Lines.