5 Ways to Survive a Dysfunctional Workplace

As a psychologist, I regularly work with clients who have difficulty coping with a dysfunctional workplace. Maybe they are challenged by an unhealthy team, ineffective management, or feel harassed. Regardless of their circumstances, if they cannot quit their jobs and feel uncomfortable talking with management or HR, they must find ways to survive this experience…

A Compassionate Approach with Difficult People

“Compassion is giving the other person space to be miserable without interfering. It is only when we give space that the cycle of suffering can end.”  In life, it is impossible to avoid difficult people. We all know people who are considered difficult and sometimes we are forced to interact with them on a daily basis….

A Welcome Message from Christine Dickson, PhD

Hello and welcome.  My name is Dr. Christine E. Dickson and I am a cognitive psychologist specializing in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. My offices are located in beautiful downtown Pleasanton and Mill Valley, California, but if you live out of the area I also conduct video conferencing. This blog is an opportunity for me to…