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Is the Internet Causing Adultery?

Inner Journey Counseling’s Ron Paul provides commentary on Internet dating sites and their relation to adultery. Watch the feature Is the Internet Causing Adultery? on NBC 12 news with Ron. A survey by a dating website for married people says yes.

I-messages Communicating without blaming

I-messages – a way to communicate without blaming

I-messages – a way to communicate without blaming Wikipedia defines I-messages as a way to be assertive without putting the listener on the defensive. What is an I-message? People often initiate conversations intended to resolve conflict with the word “you”. You hurt my feelings You are being inconsiderate When a statement starts with you, it

timeout - a tool for conflict resolution

Timeout – A relationship tool that prevents damage

Timeout – A relationship tool that prevents damage Conflict in a relatationship is in inevitable.  Sometimes it can get heated and emotional and people will say and do things that they regret that cause damage to the relationship.  Timeout is a tool that can act as a circuit breaker and prevent damage from occuring. Many times partners

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Slow Down You Move Too Fast

Slow Down You Move Too Fast Paul Simon wrote a song (Feeling Groovy) that has these lyrics: Slow down, you move too fast, you’ve got to make the morning last Just kickin’ down the cobble-stones, lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy Feeling groovy Hello lamp-post, what’s cha knowing, I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’

Forgiveness – A way to achieve Inner Peace

Forgiveness – A Way to Achieve Inner Peace In his book Love Is Letting Go of Fear Gerald Jampolsky says :“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” Resentments are Corrosive How often have you held onto a

Four ways to improve your coupleship

In John Gottman’s book The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work  he talks about four behaviors that can destroy a coupleship: criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling.  I would like to invert these ideas and suggest four behaviors that can build up your coupleship. Praise more and Criticize Less – Let your partner know the things

Nurturing Yourself in the New Year

Rick Hanson has a newsletter that I like called Just One Thing  about practices for achieving peace of mind. I am going to borrow from his ideas for this post. This is the time of year when many of us make New Years resolutions.  Often these resolutions  require big changes in our lives such as

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