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The Refuge Center for Counseling was founded on the belief that everyone, regardless of income level, deserves a chance to improve their life and find hope and healing through counseling.
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by Scott Utter, Refuge Center Intern While gathering my thoughts for the Refuge Center blog, a song by The Avett Brothers crackled on the vinyl record player beside my desk: “I’m warm as a stone. I keep it steady as I can. I see pain but I don’t feel it. I am like the old tin man. I miss that feeling of feeling.”... Read More
by Missy Curry, Refuge Center Intern To increase optimism we need to dispute our own pessimistic thoughts. The first step is to recognize we are having the pessimistic thought using the ABCDE model. A is for adversity, B is for beliefs, C is for consequences of the belief, D is for disputation of our routine belief, and E is for energy derived from disputing the pessimistic ... Read More
by Weston Crafton, Refuge Center intern Have you ever tried the Chinese Finger Trap? You place your finger in both ends of a small cylinder, but when you try to remove your fingers you notice resistance. You are trapped. The harder you try to release your fingers, the tighter the grip. After trial and error, you soon realize the way to get y... Read More