Category Archives: Dr. Harold Duncan

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A Word about Warning Signs of Abuse

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A Word about Warning Signs of Abuse I recently posted a “Word” about healthy relationships. We all know that perfect relationships do not exist–any more than perfect people exist. It is true, however, that some relationships (and people) function better than others for a wide variety of reasons. You may be in a relationship (or […]

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A Word about Reality – From Dr. Harold Duncan

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A Word about Reality  “I never thought this is where I would be at this stage in my life.” It’s a phrase therapists hear frequently from clients in counseling.  Their life has taken some very unexpected and unwelcome turns.  There is pain, disappointment, disillusionment and possibly despair.  Some of their pain may be a result […]

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A Word about Healthy Relationships

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Healthy Relationships For many years, psychologists and behavioral scientists have studied relationships that are troubled.  A great deal has been written about relationship dysfunction–how and when did the problems begin, what is each party doing to make the situation better or worse, and what can be done about it. However, within the past 20-30 years, […]

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A Word about Character and “Losing”

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A Word about Character and “Losing” It seems that, over the past few years, a phenomenon has been taking place at youth sporting events referred to in the New York Times as “Silent Saturday.” At these events, parents and even coaches are asked to refrain from cheering, rooting for, encouraging, and even coaching the kids. […]

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A Word about “Behaving”

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A Word about “Behaving” We have always known that there is value in making ourselves behave in ways that we don’t particularly want to do or feel like doing. One popular term is “Fake it ’til you make it.” Another is “Behaving ‘as if.’” The concept is this: We can make ourselves behave in ways […]

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Harold Duncan Receives Sierra Tucson DFW Chapter’s 2013 Humility Award

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Harold Duncan Receives Sierra Tucson DFW Chapter’s 2013 Humility Award Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, Dr. Harold Duncan of Preston Place Counseling in North Dallas became the recipient of the DFW Chapter of Sierra Tucson’s 2013 Humility Award during their annual Gratitude for Giving breakfast. The award, which was presented by Sierra Tucson’s Regional Clinical Manager […]

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A Word about Gratitude

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A Word about Gratitude What a wonderful holiday it is!  Thanksgiving! It may be my favorite. No pressure to buy gifts. All we have to do is visit and eat and watch ball games (and eat). Of course, travel can be stressful as can be meal preparation. Also, being with people who we are normally […]

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A Word about Holiday Stress

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A Word about Holiday Stress  Holidays can bring on a confusing array of emotions for anyone. We are out of our usual routines, and we frequently put undue stress on ourselves thinking that everything should be perfect. Thus, our expectations may be higher than usual, frequently of our own making. We are often with people […]

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Anger Management–A Christian Perspective on How to Handle It

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Dr. Harold Duncan and Gordon Dabbs of Prestoncrest Church in Dallas talk about anger management and how to handle it from a Christian perspective in this second part of a two-part series filmed recently. How do you handle your anger? What is the take away of this lesson?  Don’t get angry? Is that possible?  Or […]

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Harold Duncan and Gordon Dabbs Discuss Anger Management

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Recently Dr. Harold Duncan was asked to join Gordon Dabbs from Prestoncrest Church in Dallas to talk about anger management. In this two-part video series, they discuss what happens physiologically in the body when we’re angry and some positive ways to address the subject. When you’re angry, do you dwell and stew over what happened […]

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