Relationship on the rocks

A client review: This particular client’s Relationship was on the rocks. Comments like this one fuels me to continue doing what I love.

Michael is terrific; not only he listens and identifies problems, but unlike other therapists, he will make specific suggestions that his patients can use to address specific situations in their lives. Michael can provide the tools to help resolve conflicts and remedy situations that appear to be insurmountable! I recommend his services with no hesitation.

I don’t often get men willing and wanting to work on their marriage. This particular client was special in the sense that he wanted to make his marriage work even though his wife did not attend any sessions. I gave him the tools that he needed to navigate in his marriage and with his children.

No one said relationships are easy. However, if you are willing to put in the work the outcome can be very rewarding.

Relationship Class

Hi everyone, tonight’s Relationships Class is completely SOLD OUT! We don’t want to disappoint anyone so we are working on getting a bigger space for next month. Either way we are having another class on April 21, 2016. Answer to questions that are being asked:
1. You don’t have to be in a relationship to benefit from our workshop.
2. You don’t have to be a “couple” to take advantage of the couples price. If you have a friend that would like to join us by all means bring them and sign up for the couples rate.
3. Our next workshop we are offering a BOGO for $97 includes a book for each and workshop materials.
Remember this is a “Communications” workshop, everyone can benefit from communicating in a positive manner. Send us your questions in advance to make better use of the workshop.
See you on Periscope on Saturday @ noon. This weeks we’ll be talking about 3 tips on how to move forward. What is stopping you from achieving your goals.
See you next month.

Overcoming Self-Destructive Behavior

Overcoming Self-Destructive Behavior

#Behavior #WhenNobodysHome #TheFinalStep #determination #selfawareness

The Needs Based Method
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When Nobody’s Home…An in-depth look at Drug Dependency through the eyes of a Probation Officer

What would cause a person to use drugs if it “really” was not beneficial for them? I was determined to go behind the scenes with my clients and come to understand what “need(s)” were being met by consuming drugs from day to day and year after year. Otherwise, why would a person choose this type of behavior? I had a difficult time believing that these individuals had some disease of the mind, that they would never recover fully and to avoid relapse that they would need to attend support meetings–literally for the rest of their lives. A lifetime of meetings couldn’t be the only workable solution, could it? This is why I wrote “When Nobody’s Home…” An in-depth look at Drug Dependency through the eyes of a Probation Officer

Michael S. Oden MA., Author

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“When Nobody’s Home…” book release

This person decided it was important enough to make contact with someone in the literary world. So, to make a long story short we now have a Literary Agent, on the East Coast, who is willing to represent the book, “When Nobody’s Home…” Is this a dilemma or is this good fortune? Any suggestions?

Michael S. Oden MA., Author

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“When Nobody’s Home…” book release

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So here is the problem. The initial editor believed it was beneficial to have another editor fine tune the project.  Well, as she read the book, a couple of chapters hit home and she decided to share a portion of the book, “When Nobody’s Home…”  to a friend in the publishing world.  The book was well received by this person.  Book release date TBD

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“When Nobody’s Home…” book release

After several months of late night editing, mix and matching ideas, re-editing, I have waited for this portion of the process to come to an end. Well. that time has come.  The book, “When Nobody’s Home….” is officially edited or just plain done as far as I am concerned. However, I now have run into an interesting problem.  Remember, problems do not have to be negative, they can be positive. to be cont. . .

Michael S. Oden MA., Author

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