Garden is your proven how-to guide for improving your mental health and peace of mind using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). You will discover how to use CBT principles to solve your emotional and behavioral problems in clear and simple terms that will serve you for the rest of your life. Discover how to cope and problem solve better now.
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Counselors who practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can use Garden for guided self-help with their clients.
Be it as a person's counselor or as a founding member of facilities for the homeless, Kevin Everett FitzMaurice, M.S., NCC, CCMHC, LPC, seeks to make others' lives better by helping others improve how they function. As a volunteer, he supports community services to improve others' living conditions. As a counselor, he "counsels" in the traditional sense: advising, directing, and nudging--or pushing--others into facing and resolving their issues.
Mr. FitzMaurice has a variety of formal and advanced training in counseling, which includes Addictions Counseling, Family Therapy, advanced Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), and over 1300 hours of diverse training for continuing education units (CEUs). To make the best use of that extensive training, he takes an integrative approach, grounding himself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and using the other theories to build upon that one core theory, rather than focusing on multiple theories and mastering none of them.
After more than twenty-five years in counseling, Mr. FitzMaurice has worked in the substance abuse field, directed two community mental health programs, and spent fifteen years counseling in private practice. In that time, he has refined many principles for and methods of counseling.
It does not take a long life to realize that your mind affects you more than your experiences do. Eventually, everyone discovers that their own attitude is either their best friend or worst enemy. How to develop a positive outlook and frame of mind becomes the next challenge, but few find the time and teachings they need to run their own minds. “Garden” presents a simple and clear way to work on your mind and self while also providing efficient and effective tools to do so. Once you learn the system, it will stay with you for life and you can easily share it with others.
What is a Garden?
A garden is where you grow food and herbs to nourish and heal and flowers to please and inspire. A garden is where you protect and care for plants that provide you with multiple benefits in return. A garden is where you continually uproot the weeds that are interfering with the health and growth of your plants, herbs, and flowers. Gardening is caring for plants, so they might be healthy enough to produce value—flowers, vegetables, herbs, and fruits.
Your mind is the soil in which sensations, thoughts, feelings, and attitudes take root. Whatever takes root in your conscious or unconscious mind produces fruit or results. Your conscious mind is the part of your garden you admit having. Your unconscious mind is the part of your garden you hide in darkness, as you do not want the weeds you grow there to be found and shame you.
Be warned, you will get your hands dirty when you garden. You will see unpleasant weeds in your garden. You will get scratched and cut pulling out your weeds. Suffering is unavoidable. Choose to suffer well. Understand that you will suffer from your weeds or suffer from pulling out your weeds. The suffering from your weeds is suffering badly, as it leads to a sicker garden. The suffering from pulling out your weeds is suffering well, as it leads to a healthier garden.