Other issues


This is the counseling blog of Joe Borders, marriage and family therapist. Here you will find posts on a range of topics in the area of mental health, counseling, and therapy. Most of my posts have videos in them.

Other issues

Lucid Dreaming


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Do you dream often? Studies show that the average person has three to five dreams per night. Some people like myself claim to rarely dream, but research suggests that even in these cases, we do dream but are unable to recall our dreams when we wake. As someone who rarely remembers dreaming, I sometimes envy people who have deep, vivid dreams that can be hard to distinguish from reality.

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Self Esteem: How We See Ourselves Vs. How Others See Us


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A common problem that comes up in counseling is self esteem. Many people are really hard on themselves and truly believe they are ugly, dumb, etc. This video was created by Dove in 2013. It was a good illustration of the ways reality rarely matches up to our own harsh self criticisms. It’s very common for people to dislike aspects of their appearance. In extreme cases this is referred to as body dysmorphic disorder.

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