How To Use These Pages
MANY WAYS TO LEARN AND ENJOY!
As Advice for Yourself
Read every article here at least once. When you find yourself either
very interested in a topic or wanting to run away from it, read
that article at least once each day for a few days.
As a Self-Therapy Training Program
For therapists and for anyone who really wants to dive in to this material.
Follow the advice under "as advice for yourself" and read
every other article critically. Correspond with me about differences of
As a Training Program for Professionals
If your work puts you in the role of "advisor" in any sense,
you might want to use these pages as part of your professional training
or the training you offer for others. Therapists, counselors, sponsors,
ministers, and supervisors of all types can benefit. Correspond with me
for help about applying this material to your specific concerns.
Any Way You Want To Use it!
Many people have selected certain topics, shown them to the important
people in their lives, and invited open discussions. Some make copies
of certain articles and distribute them in therapy groups, church groups,
at AA meetings, etc. (Ethically, you should always make sure my name and
credentials are shown.)
If it helps you or someone you care about, it's a good idea!
If you use this material as part of any profit making endeavor, however,
you will need to make an agreement with me before you begin. (See "Practice
Building" information for specifics.)
ABOUT THE TOPICS
My goal is to put as much useful information into these topics as possible.
Each topic is written under the assumption that the person reading it
really needs to learn about this topic right now!
From this assumption a style has evolved which is insightful, rather
blunt, and sometimes provocative. Most topics include a listing of easy-to-use
things to do designed to show readers how to make specific improvement
in their lives.
TWO BASIC ASSUMPTIONS
That most people in our culture now are well-educated and rather
sophisticated when it comes to figuring out what they need psychologically
That the average person does not need to be diagnosed and treated
by a therapist in order to receive real, significant help at minimizing
daily problems and maximizing daily opportunities.
The real advantage of this self-therapy training program
does not come either from its simplicity or from its complexity. The real
advantage comes from having the right information in the right hands at
the right time!
Each topic is written using a conversational style with
sometimes "unusual" punctuation and formatting - all designed
to enhance immediate understanding!
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Enjoy Your Changes!
Everything here is designed to help you do just that!
Write To Me, I Want To Hear From You!
Tony Schirtzinger, Therapist (Milwaukee)
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