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The Work of Byron Katie

The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause fear, anxiety and dissatisfaction in your life. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. ► How to do The Work (audio) ► Download The Work resources Judge Your Neighbor Worksheet The Work: One Belief at a Time ► The newsletter ► Loving What Is, the text for The Work of Byron Katie. BOOKS Loving What Is: Four Questions… by Stephen Mitchell, Byron Katie I Need Your Love - Is That Tru… by Byron Katie A Thousand Names for Joy: Livi… by Stephen Mitchell, Byron Katie Question Your Thinking, Change… by Byron Katie Who Would You Be Without Your… by Byron Katie, Carol Williams Your Inner Awakening: The Work… by Byron Katie Community Education Classes Spring-Summer 2011 Examples:

Class: Introduction to Astrology & Intermediate Astrology

INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY: Designed to introduce you to the language, art, and science of astrology through a series of self-directed, program-learning exercises that will literally enable you to write your own chart interpretation. Aside from providing you a wealth of knowledge about your birth chart, Astrology for Yourself promises to promote personal growth and change your life. Each participant will be provided with a horoscope at no additional charge. Based on book Astrology for Yourself by Demetra George and Douglas Bloch. Instructor: Jane Rekas, LCSW Location: Turtle Dove Counseling 205 Oak St. Ste. 9 Start Date: Monday 6/13/2011 6/20/2011, or repeated 8/8/2011 End Date: One session, Repeated Start Time: 6:30 pm End Time: 8:00pm Class Fee: $10 You can register at: Community Education Classes Spring-Summer 2011 Or complete this form: INTERMEDIATE ASTROLOGY: How the current movements of the heavens affect our lives. An understanding of the predictive capacity of

Class: Spiritual Dimensions of Healing Addictions

Overview of holisitic methods to heal emotional and spiritual afteraffects of a range of addiction (alcohol, tobacco, sugar, pot, etc) through meditation, flower essences, crystals, chakra healing, etc. Based on books by astrologer and social worker, Donna Cunningham. Spiritual Dimensions of Healing Addictions by Donna Cunningham , Andrew Ramer Further Dimensions of Healing Addictions by Donna Cunningham and Andrew Ramer Instructor: Jane Rekas, LCSW Location: Turtle Dove Counseling 205 Oak St. Ste. 1 Start Date: Monday 6/6/2011, or repeated 8/1/2011 End Date: One session Start Time: 6:30 pm End Time: 8:00pm Class Fee: $10 Community Education Classes Spring-Summer 2011

Class: Reinventing Your Self

Based on the book “ Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior...and Feel Great Again ” The authors, who are cognitive psychotherapists, identify 11 common "lifetraps," which they define as repetitive, destructive behavior patterns associated with a negative self-image. Class will present questionnaire for self-assessment and an overview of concrete steps for change. Instructor: Jane Rekas, LCSW Location: Turtle Dove Counseling 205 Oak St. Ste. 1 Start Date: Monday 5/2/2011, or repeated 7/18/2011 End Date: One session Start Time: 6:30 pm End Time: 8:00pm Class Fee: $10 Community Education Classes Spring-Summer 2011
Adlerian Therapy Adlerian Therapy is a growth model. It stresses a positive view of human nature and that we are in control of our own fate and not a victim to it. We start at an early age in creating our own unique style of life and that style stays relatively constant through the remained of our life. That we are motivated by our setting of goals, how we deal with the tasks we face in life, and our social interest. The therapist will gather as much family history as they can. They will use this data to help set goals for the client and to get an idea of the clients' past performance. This will help make certain the goal is not to low or high, and that the client has the means to reach it. The goal of Adlerian Therapy is to challenge and encourage the clients' premises and goals. To encourage goals that are useful socially and to help them feel equal. These goals maybe from any component of life including, parenting skills, marital skills, ending substance-abuse, and most any

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Software for Therapists

Apps for Clinicians Depression  (Depression Rating Scales) - $1.99 Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR  - $46.99 DSM-IV-REF Lite  (DSM-IV-TR Codes) - $0.99 ICD-9  (2011 Codes)- $3.99 ICD-9-CM  - $0.99 ICD-10  - $24.99 ICD-10 Codes  - $4.99 mym3  (Screen for Depression and Anxiety Symptoms) - $2.99 PAR Assessment Toolkit  - FREE Personal Psychology Tests  - $0.99 Personality Types  - $2.99 PTSD Coach  - FREE Rorschach Ink Blot Test  (ISNT SELLING THIS INFO UNETHICAL??) - $0.99 RXDrugs  - Dosing Guidelines & Calculator) - FREE STAT ICD-9 Coder  (2011 Codes)- $29.99 STAT ICD-9 LITE  - FREE Substance Abuse & Addictions Assessments  - $0.99 Also, take credit cards with your iphone via   Square up . Accumedic Software for Behavior Health Complete Suite of Software Products for the Management of Behavior Health Organizations; Billing, Scheduling, Electronic Clinical Records,Eligibility Verification, Auto Remittance Posting,

September Is Recovery Month

September 2010 is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month), a time to celebrate recovery and change attitudes about addiction. Each September, thousands of treatment programs around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues in an effort to educate the public about treatment, how it works, for whom, and why. These successes often go unnoticed by the broader population; therefore, Recovery Month provides a vehicle to celebrate these successes. This 21st annual observance highlights the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. The observance, spearheaded by SAMHSA and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need. F

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Child & Family Counseling

Jane Rekas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have 20 years experience with at risk children and families, including children birth to five (having previously been the Mental Health Specialist for Head Start), adolescents, and teaching parenting education.  While I have extensive experience providing play therapy, my preferred method of treatment is to support the development of an enhanced therapeutic relationship between parent and child. My flyer on Child & Family Counseling services.  I have experience treating: ADHD Separation Anxiety PTSD in children and teens Behavior Disorders Autism Spectrum Child & Family Team Members:   these are other professionals who may be able to provide collateral services for your child. What is the difference in purpose and services provided by Psychologists vs. Psychiatrists? Or you might prefer working with a pediatric Naturopath , such as Dr. Karen Freeland, N.D. What if my child needs support from an Occupational Therap

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Miscarriage Loss Support Group

Download Flyer If you have you or someone you know has suffered a miscarriage recently or remotely, please be aware of our loss support group: We meet the last Monday of the month at 7pm Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 27 At Turtle Dove Counseling, 205 Oak St. Ste. 1 OTHER RESOURCES: Brief Encounters: Parents of Infant Loss and Pregnancy Loss, Including Early Pregnancy Loss Meets the second Monday of each month, 7:00 pm Portland: Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave. Meets the third Monday of each month, 7:00 pm Beaverton: Fire Station #60, 8585 NW Johnson St. Hospice of the Gorge: Grief group, 2nd and 4th Thurs. 11am Call 387-6449

Turtle Dove Counseling Blog

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Non-Violent Communication

Nonviolent Communication Skills Marshall Rosenberg's NVC offers practical, concrete skills for manifesting the purpose of creating connections of compassionate giving and receiving based in a consciousness of interdependence and power with others. These skills include: 1) Observations : a) State the observations that are leading you to feel the need to say something. b) Differentiating observation from evaluation, being able to carefully observe what is happening free of evaluation, and to specify behaviors and conditions that are affecting us; 2) Feelings : a) State the feeling that the observation is triggering in you. Or, guess what the other person is feeling, and ask. b) Differentiating feeling from thinking, being able to identify and express internal feeling states in a way that does not imply judgment, criticism, or blame/punishment; 3) Needs : a) State the need that is the cause of that feeling. Or, guess the need that caused the feeling in the other person, and ask. b

Experience and Training

Jane Leu Rekas, LCSW formerly Jane Lenorr Arnell Experience & Training: I have 20 years experience with at risk children and families, including children birth to five (having previously been the Mental Health Specialist for Head Start ), adolescents, adults (including those on medicare), teaching parenting education, community education, various therapy groups (including Dialectical Behavior Therapy ) as well as 20 years in 12 Step Recovery. I have a B.A. '87 in psychology from Reed College , and a Master's in Social Work '92 from Portland State University . I can do supervision for LCSW and LPC candidates. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997. I am trained in self psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy, insight oriented, with specialties in mood and trauma disorders (anxiety, PTSD, depression), ADHD, women's issues, recovery (compulsive eating, addictions and codependency).


1. Be Impeccable With Your Word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. Don't Take Anything Personally Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering. 3. Don't Make Assumptions Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. 4. Always Do Your Best Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. The Four Agreem