Social Work Programs

October 28, 2012

Working With Kids

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kids yogaI’ve worked with someone recently who is 11 and has problems OCD around germs. He has a complicated family situation and his parents are divorced. Every other weekend he goes to his dad and it is strained because his dad is impatient about his food phobias. For instance, he won’t eat out at most restaurants due to fears of foods making him ill. One thing that my patient does love is wrestling. In fact, he isn’t concerned about germs at all in that context of close contact. I introduced to John, some simple breathing techniques to help with stress. I also gave him a mantra to use during the day which was introduced by Yogi Bhajan in a lecture using the Victory Breath.

He said, “One thing you cannot escape is challenge. Whether you challenge the challenge or you give in to the challenge, that is what decides your spirituality.” (more…)

October 16, 2012

Quotes on Perfection

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Several clients I saw last week at the clinic spoke about their inner sense of “not being good enough”. We explored self-criticism and if the inner assumption revolves around the concept of perfection. Here are some quotes to ponder:

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.
? Immanuel Kant

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
-Goethe

Everything is perfect in the universe — even your desire to improve it.
-Wayne Dyer Quotes

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
St Augustine

Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson Quotes

I don’t like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
-Henry Ward Beecher

We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
-Albert Camus

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
-George Will

What are some ways to reflect these various perspectives? (more…)

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