Self Soothe Kit

Self Soothe Kit

Self Soothe kit helps with emotional regulation. Self soothing is an emotional regulation skill. In this video Therapist Nicki provides guidelines to making a personalized kit for emotional regulation/self soothing. Emotions signal threats and rewards. Much like a compass that guides us in the right direction, emotions guide us to the right actions. For example, when …

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The Harmony Safety Care Plan

The Harmony Safety Care Plan

The Harmony Safety Care Plan is used as an emotional regulation tool as well as a harm reduction technique. If you notice at the top of the Harmony Safety Care Plan is the Suicide Hotline’s number. The first thing a person sees is how to get help immediately. Also notice the plan follows the Triangle …

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Monster Prom Simulation Dating

Monster Prom Simulation Dating

Monster Prom simulation dating, a multiplayer dating simulator, is diverse and hilarious. Firstly, you have the nightmare of High school and now you have 3 weeks to woo a prom date. This game provides multiple lessons in monster romance. But you may not learn the same lessons I did, because the playthroughs vary from player …

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20-30 Minute Dating Check-in

20-30 Minute Dating Check-in

20-30 minute dating check-in, why is it good? Have you ever been on a date and you knew in the first few minutes it was a bad idea? Then you decide to stick it out to see where it goes or because you are afraid of hurting the person’s feelings if you end it early. …

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Pregnancy and Poly (2019 Atlanta Poly Weekend)

Pregnancy and Poly (2019 Atlanta Poly Weekend)

Pregnancy and Poly discusses how getting pregnant in a polyamorous dynamic can be a joyous occasion and it can also bring it’s own share of issues. Watch Therapist Nicki as she discusses the pros and cons of pregnancy in a poly relationship. You can also read some of Harmony’s blogs on pregnancy in polyamorous relationships. …

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Geek Therapy

Geek Therapy

What is Geek Therapy? Geek Therapy encompasses many different paradigms of thought, intellectual curiosities, and specialized interests outside of “normal” social conformity. This can range from the more well-known areas of video games, comic cons, and TV shows to the less well-known topics of board games and verbose fantasy novels. Yet, there are clinicians who use these geek cultural artifacts to promote social normalcy, community, reduce anxiety and depression, and help clients understand who they are through their interests. Learn and experience it with Therapist Nicki at HarmonyUS Inc.

Care and Feeding of Open Source Developers: A Framework for Successful Communication

Care and Feeding of Open Source Developers: A Framework for Successful Communication

Selenium Conference Berlin 2017. Based on the relationship work of John Gottman, this talk will provide the skills to recognize and adapt to common communication techniques that are a hindrance to effective communication. It will also provide a framework for developing lasting relationships between colleagues both in the Selenium community and in the software development …

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Intimate Partner Violence in Marginalized Populations – AYS 2014 Keynote

Intimate Partner Violence in Marginalized Populations - AYS 2014 Keynote

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: Are You Safe Keynote 2014. Dr Patsy Evans -Florida’s leading Mental Health Counselors and Clinical Sexologist. Visit our website – http://harmonyusinc.net/ Dr. Harmony is one of the country’s leading Clinical Sexologists. She brings her unique blend of skills and education specializing in Kink Culture and Sexuality, Relationship Counseling, Sex Positive Therapy, …

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The Turtle Story

The Turtle Story

Welcome to the Turtle Family Like any other family, we are not perfect. But we believe you will find that the Turtles are compassionate, understanding, diverse, resilient, friendly, and dependable. We celebrate the differences we all bring to the group, and we recognize that together we are greater than any one of us. At the same time, we also understand that each of us are on our own unique path through this world, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution to any given challenge. Each of us takes pride in taking steps on our own path, in a way that seems right for us. And we realize that with every step comes a new perspective. Sometimes we acknowledge a step was not as wise as we thought, and we must immediately change direction. Other times after a step we discover a whole new worldview that takes a while to digest.

Triangulation in Relationships

Triangulation in Relationships

Triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. Triangulation can destroy all kinds of relationships. Therapist Nicki discusses triangulation and it’s effect on relationships.