Joshua Nichols

A New Approach to a New Year

By Joshua Nichols / January 1, 2022

Very rarely have I heard a story of someone successfully sticking with their New Year’s resolutions. I have heard plenty of stories of people not making it through January before calling a quits. It seems to me that more and more people are abandoning this age old tradition in its entirety simply…

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Managing Your Superpower [Part 2]: What Recovering Sex Addicts Can Learn from Mister Rogers

By Joshua Nichols / July 3, 2020

I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by Fred Rogers! Something you may or may not find odd about my fascination is that until recently I only knew…

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Managing Your Superpower [Part 1]: What Mister Rogers Has in Common with Sex Addicts

By Joshua Nichols / March 4, 2020

“Anything that is human is mentionable; and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable.” Fred Rogers I have a confession to make – although I am very familiar with…

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It Looks Like “Gaslighting,” but It’s NOT: Introducing Reflection Aggression.

By Joshua Nichols / November 15, 2019

If you are someone who finds value in educating yourself on mental health and relational issues, then you have likely heard of the phenomenon commonly referred to as “gaslighting.” Cleverly…

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What Is Transitional Distrust in Betrayal Trauma Recovery?

By Joshua Nichols / September 5, 2019

Many of our clients have reported that the pain stemming from a betrayal trauma is one they wouldn’t wish upon their worst enemy.  For those who have experienced this type…

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What Is Gaslighting? Spoiler: It’s Crazy-Making!!

By Joshua Nichols / March 31, 2019

Have you ever heard someone tell another, “Stop gaslighting me!”? Or, maybe you were having a conversation with friends when one of them happened to mention how their ex-spouse would…

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How to Ruin the Holidays without Even Trying!

By Joshua Nichols / December 18, 2018

The holiday season, for many, is a time of the year we look forward to so we can take a few days off of work and simply relax! Ahem! Yeah…

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Un-Masking America: Why Our Culture Needs Halloween

By Joshua Nichols / October 25, 2018

That time of the year had rolled around once again. It’s a time where homes are transformed into haunted houses, grocery stores stock up on pumpkins of all shapes and…

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What Is Erotic Intelligence? An Interview w/ Dr. Alexandra Katehakis

By Joshua Nichols / September 17, 2018

You have heard of the intellectual quotient (i.e., IQ), and you likely have heard of emotional intelligence (i.e., EQ), but have you heard of EROTIC INTELLIGENCE.  In this episode of…

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What is BETRAYAL TRAUMA? How do I OVERCOME it?

By Joshua Nichols / May 28, 2018

When you think of the word TRAUMA what images come to mind?  Maybe your mind steered you toward natural disasters.  You might be thinking about what people had to endure…

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