Community Mental Health: skills for community spiritual and mental health and growth are presented in 2015.

As with Volume 1, there are nine articles per issue, and one issue per month. The final article discusses, one aspect per issue, indirect influences on us by another’s manipulation technique. See these issues

1. Use writing to explore your thoughts and emotions: journaling, use of angry/internal query letters, bucket lists, grateful list management, what-ifs, listening and summarizing review, dealing with whining and crying:

“Getting to know–yourself” of Volume 2: Community Mental Health coming soon.

2. Learn the steps to responsibly set boundaries for yourself, reasserting your value from within. Conversely, you shall be guided to respect other’s boundaries. A paraphrasing review and dealing with threats complete the issue:

“What’s a boundary?” of Volume 2: Community Mental Health

3. Master your moods to broaden your caring for community, to become sensitive to teen goal making, to pure intentions, thinking slower and meditatively through issues, and side-step comparisons:

“Set Quality Goals” of Volume 2: Community Mental Health

4. Basic assertive statements challenge relationship abuses, drug and spiritual addictions and initiates interventions. Your self-discovery journal is revisited and techniques to tackling blackmail are outlined.

5. Exercises master your emotions. Learn about depression symptoms, when professional help is needed, when to medicate or alternatives, effective goal-making questions, side-stepping getting caught in the middle.

6. Bullying needs an assertive response, an Effectiveness 101. The various forms of abuse are reviewed: you may be surprised at all you find. Dealing with half-truths complete the issue.

7. Physical and verbal assault steal our power, our sense of self. Discover skills to stop circular thoughts, identify change-needs, defeat irrational beliefs, and side-step the guilt-card.

8. Reflect on bullying with these pages. A series of meditations and reflections build your attention skills and taking hold of your mind. Defeat the influence of another’s anger.

9. Aggressive communication, power-control tools are exposed. The battered woman/man, helping them, the innovation of equality and personal expression are put forward. Defeat the crushing obligations imposed by others.

10. Childhood conditioning, physical violence of some sort, or in facing addictions stressfully affects the body. Active listening, understanding conflict issues, defeating criticisms are your friends.

11. Workplace bullying takes its toll. Use anti-bullying techniques, heal the dissociative identity disorder defense mechanism, and avoid being manipulated into being the rescuer. Discover more open-ended discussion motivators.

12. In criminology, toughening the target is minimizing the vulnerability of the potential victim. Toughen yourself as you address childhood assumptions, pick up skills to make healthy assertions, and deal with teasing.

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