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Moving Towards Change

We must understand how problems develop Problems occur when people form false beliefs as a result of negative and traumatic experiences that are reinforced throughout their life. From these beliefs, feelings flow that motivate behavior that is either...

Peter’s Blog

I have found that my life experiences shaped what I believe about myself. I realized that many of the things I believed about myself were based on wrong conclusions and false beliefs, due to trauma in my life.  The freedom I have found has been a result of seeking truth and choosing to believe what is true about me.  Often my clients will ask me during a session, “Do you have any of this in writing?”  This blog is my attempt to share the universal truths I have discovered.  Revelations 12:11 says that they overcame by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony (story).  God’s grace has been abundant in my life and my story has become strong.  I invite you to experience God’s grace and write a powerful story of your life.

Attachment Theory

Attachment is an emotional bond to another person and is described as a “bond or tie between an individual and an attachment figure (Prior & Glaser, 2006, p. 15).”  In its simplest explanation, attachment theory involves mothers being...

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Recovering from being wounded

Life is made up of experiences we have and the conclusions we draw from them. Emotions are attached to these experiences, which over repetition become beliefs. If the meaning we have given these experiences is not grounded in what is true, then our...

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The Power of Sharing Feelings

I was at a shopping mall recently and observed an elderly couple walking together hand in hand.  I wondered how long had they been married and what their life journey must have been.  I hoped that some day my wife and I would be as old as them...

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Changing Behavior & Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Carl Rogers the American psychologist and founding member of client-centered therapy once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am then I can change.”   Strong feelings and the conclusions we form often keep us stuck in the...

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Grief and the Holidays

The holiday season is a difficult time for many people.  It does not always bring tidings of comfort and joy but of regret, sorrow and loss.  For those who have experienced loss they feel the pain and grief of that loss particularly at the Holidays. Grief...

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Changing Behavior – Part II

The Belief Check In (BCI) identifies what is motivating our behaivors and changes the ones that are maladaptive in our life. The first part of the BCI helps us identify feelings and the core beliefs they are attached too.  We find freedom when we are able...

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Changing Behavior

Changing Behavior - Belief Systems Therapy Life is made up of experiences and the conclusions we draw from them. Emotions attached to repeated and similar experiences forms beliefs. If the meaning we give these experiences is grounded in what...

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa

Over the holiday’s I heard the classic Christmas song “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.”  The original recording by Jimmy Boyd was recorded on July 15, 1952 when he was 13 years old.  The song describes a scene where a child walks downstairs on Christmas Eve to see...

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Attachment Theory

Attachment is an emotional bond to another person and is described as a “bond or tie between an individual and an attachment figure (Prior & Glaser, 2006, p. 15).”  In its simplest explanation, attachment theory involves mothers being...

read more

Recovering from being wounded

Life is made up of experiences we have and the conclusions we draw from them. Emotions are attached to these experiences, which over repetition become beliefs. If the meaning we have given these experiences is not grounded in what is true, then our...

read more

The Power of Sharing Feelings

I was at a shopping mall recently and observed an elderly couple walking together hand in hand.  I wondered how long had they been married and what their life journey must have been.  I hoped that some day my wife and I would be as old as them...

read more