Moncton Reality Therapy Consultants

Creating a world where people experience "Happy Relationships"

My inner circle group has challenged me to share this writing with my blog followers. So here it is.

Yesterday, I wrote about being diagnosed with PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder. I was forty years old and being told I had this disorder from being a young child of just 10. Can you imagine, I had lived with this out of my awareness for 30 years already and in a couple of hours of meeting me, I am given a diagnosis.

You see that is what conventional psychiatrists do. They search for symptoms, create a diagnosis and then prescribe medication. It is the way they are trained in the medical model to treat people. Sometimes those medications can create worse symptoms. No, I did not take any medication. Anyway, I digress.

I was 10 years old when my brother who was 8 died of Leukemia.  The way the doctor described it was that after the loss of my brother, which happened on February 18 every year after that, my parents entered into a grieving phase from Christmas to the end of March. His birthday was in March.  They were doing the best they could do with what they knew. But in the early years it affected the other children left behind. It became a habit to depress this time of year!

Today, thank-fully I have that awareness and my body will become tired and I will feel down but suddenly I remember the words of that doctor and I know that I have control over how I will handle this. I cannot help how I feel. It just happens but I do have more control over my thoughts and actions and at this time, I simply stop, acknowledge the loss of my brother and remember how fortunate I was to have known him and his beautiful soul for the short time we had together. I do not need to depress for three months.

It is not my intention to make light of PTSD. There are way more severe forms of it and people need to be listened to and taught how to take charge of their own life, emotions and behaviors.

Awareness is a wonderful thing if we choose to pay attention. If you are experiencing some kind of upset in your life, talk with a professional. You have what you need within. You just need someone to help you access it.

I have a couple of slots open for counseling and coaching.  Contact me:

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Yours in growing awareness



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Dr. William Glasser wrote the book, Choice Theory, A New Psychology of Personal Freedom, in 1998. Almost 20 years ago and this is hard to imagine. What is even more interesting is that it is still the “ new psychology of personal freedom”. It amazes me how little people know and understand about this theory.

 Today more than ever we need this understanding of human behavior. It explains the how and why of what we do. Briefly it states that we are driven to satisfy one or more of our five basic needs of love, power, fun, freedom and survival. He stated that we develop pictures of people, places, things and strong values and beliefs that when achieved will satisfy one or all of the basic needs.

 He also taught us the most important understanding of human behavior, that all behavior is made up of four components. Those components are feeling, physiology, thinking and acting and we are using these four components very rapidly all day long and they mostly are out of our awareness. When we learn to understand this it helps up to become more aware of certain behavior.

 It is a relationship theory and in that end, he taught us about the seven habits that destroy relationships and the seven caring habits that build relationships. More than ever today, we need this understanding.  We need also a method of communication.

 He gave us the Reality Therapy Process that gives us communication skills that permits us to remove ourselves out of the equation and truly help someone else and in turn help ourselves.

 I have been using and working with these ideas the last 28 years and for the first time ever, we are offering the first level of a five level certificate- training program through William Glasser International. This is being offered through our local college and college credits and university credits are available.

 This course starts January 24th, 2017 and I am very excited to be one of the instructors for this first every online opportunity.  Now is the time to sign up here:

www.choicetheoryonline.ca/en    Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Sign up now!

Yours in growing awareness



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There is such relief in an unplugged toilet! We have been 24 hours with a plugged toilet in the main part of our house. We have another one so we did have access but it was an inconvenience. The plumber arrives and with his special snake and one twist and $115.00 dollars later, we can flush!

This is a crappy story I know but "man" does it ever feel good to have it operating again. You see we thought that we could keep plunging and eventually we would be successful. But after a while you realize doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is really not going to work. Isn't that the definition of insanity!

We could have taken the toilet off ourselves and run a snake through but it would take twice as long and who knows what could have happened so it is money well spent to bring in the expert! How often do we try to fix things ourselves when there are experts available that can really help your life be a lot easier?

Take coaching for example, how long do you work on a project or try to do something and you are stalled, can't seem to move your project forward? Well, like a plumber can free up a  toilet, a coach can help you get free yourself from your own limited thinking.

This is a crazy comparison, I know but it is where my mind is this morning. Why would I spend several hours trying to do something myself when there is a professional that can help me get the job done faster? What are you working on or not working on but know you should? Who do you talk to? Who is your sounding board?

Why not contact me for a free consultation to see if we would be a good fit for some coaching sessions? I can help you move forward faster with your most important goals. I can help you find your own inner resources by asking you some questions.

You see we, as human beings, do not ask ourselves the difficult questions. Why, because they are out of our awareness. That is where a coach comes in. Don't stay stuck, Contact me! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Sign up to receive my daily e-mails at www.maureencraigmcintosh.com


As fall approaches we are entering our last quarter of the year. How has your year been? Did you accomplish all you wanted to? You still have nearly four months so what are you doing about it? Are you reaching for your goals or are you allowing distractions to side - track you?

Coaching is everywhere but are you using a coach. A coach can be your biggest cheer leader.  A coach is your sounding board. A world- class coach will ask you questions that you would not ask yourself.  A world-class coach will sit and be still while you delve into your own inner resources to find your own answers.

Do you often have ideas but have no one to bounce them off? A coach can be your sounding board, like the backboard of a basketball hoop. When the back board is used efficiently the ball goes through the hoop and success happens.  A coach can help you move forward faster with your goals and dreams.

Do you sometimes think, I would like to work with a coach, but are fearful of the process. A good coach will help you feel at ease, build a relationship with you and create a trusting environment.

The most successful entrepreneurs use coaches on a regular basis. Will you be one of them? Do you want more information? Visit: http://www.monctonrealitytherapy.com/personal-and-executive-coaching

Contact me to set up a consultation so see if we are a good fit!

Yours in growing awareness

Maureen Craig McIntosh


Heath J.

In my mid-30s, I made a life-changing decision to return to university. I sold my house and my car and moved to another country with my partner. It was all in pursuit of a dream career as a university professor. The problem? It made me miserable. Back in Canada for a few months, I sought out Maureen’s counsel. The decision was difficult for me: spend another two years studying something I disliked in a foreign country, but get closer to my dream job, or stop studying and pursue an alternate career path. Maureen never pressured, never judged. She taught me about choice theory, and helped me to identify and manage my insecurities. I found her to be a trustworthy, friendly voice of reason in a difficult, trying time.

I stopped my university studies, and a month later accepted an extremely fulfilling job as a college instructor and department head. I have the job I would have wanted, even if I had finished my degree. I feel happy, challenged and fulfilled. My personal relationships have also benefited from my certainty of choice and confidence. Maureen helped me find my way, and I am grateful for her wise counsel.

Heath J., Moncton


I thank you for all the opportunities and support you have given me over the many years of our friendship.

My relationship with you and Choice Choice theory has constantly guided and directed my life in a positive direction. The ability to change my thinking enriches my life each day. It helped me survive during the days of my deepest grief. You love your life and all those you have helped love you!

Barbara Rombough

Liette M. Collier

Choice Theory is a powerful life-changing tool. Its language has become a part of me and brings shared-awareness to my family and friends, clients, group participants, and work peers alike. Once we acknowledge the power of choice, that we own it, and that the impact of benefits and consequences alike are ours, we become not only empowered but also released from limiting beliefs and false boundaries.

Liette M. Collier

Robin Sauve

Maureen is a true expert in Choice Theory. She finds a way to apply relevant, practical applications of the theory into real life. Through coaching, Maureen invests a lot of time with her clients, making sure we consider all options. She is an excellent compassionate guide in this journey called life.

Robin Sauve, Marketing Manager

Wholesale & Specialty Products at Irving Oil

Carleen Glasser

Maureen is an outstanding faculty member of the William Glasser Institute! She has expertise in so many areas of the helping professions her contributions to the well-being and happiness of countless people of all ages is truly commendable. If only they could clone Maureen the world would be such a better place!

Carleen Glasser, CEO William Glasser, Inc.

Senior Faculty, Glasser Institute

Laura Prisc

I have been blessed to work with Maureen for several months, as my personal coach. She has skillfully facilitated my personal growth by asking the kinds of questions that require me to dig deep and get to the root of my beliefs, which sometimes hold me back! She provides very perceptive insights, and leads me through a process that drives me to more clearly define my wants, needs, and desires, along with actions I am committed to taking to move myself closer to the vision I hold for my future. I look forward to continuing this journey with Maureen, and highly recommend her as a teacher and coach. If you have the opportunity to work with her, do not hesitate for a second -- just say YES!less

Laura Prisc

Founder at Leadership & Life Potential, LLC

Owner, La Teraz

I have known Maureen as a counsellor, always really coaching for almost 20 years. I know very few people with the integrety and consistency that I have seen in the last two decades. Maureen has been teaching and guiding people in making choices for as long as I can remember with a professionalism and knowledge that is admired by other counselors in the city, including myself. When we host our own team building programs at La Teraz, even though I have training in the field and followed her courses in Choice Theory, I call her and her partner to facilitate the group's segment on Choice Theory. When I need to get honnest and reliable feedback, she is one of the primary people I consult in my own business to get the right questions asked to help me make my own choices to reach my ideal world in business. I not only accept to offer a recommendation I am honoured to refer her as one of the best in her field.less

Owner, La Teraz

Business Development Consultant

Rachelle Daigle

Met Maureen many years ago during a difficult life transition. She was recommended to me and I have been grateful for the connection. Through her teaching of Choice Theory she provides clarity, direction and empowerment to act. I have since been recommending her to anyone I know who is in need of her type of services. You can go see other couselors for months and start to feel better or you can go see Maureen and get direction within a few visits. the results last a life time. 
Love what you do Maureen!less

Rachelle Daigle

Business Development Consultant

Richard Chartrand CFP, CHS, CLU

Maureen is a warm person who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people she works with. She is very knowledgeable in her field and much can be learned from her! Maureen thank you so much for a great and "ah ha" filled training, you are a great instructor and such an inspiration. The reason I took this course is because of someone who you taught in the past, which i think says a lot. I felt so comfortable, and your enthusiasm and passion made me want to pay attention to every word. I so look forward to continuing on this journey! Jill Wakelin

Richard Chartrand CFP, CHS, CLU

Helping Financial Advisors (Heroes) Change Lives Forever!

LA Teraz

I very much agree that this training is of utmost benefit to anyone in counselling and in business and sales, I will decline, as i believe it so beneficial that I went for the full certification last year. Maureen is an excellent trainer and I benefited so much with her support, not only in certification, but in all the previous years of knowing this amazing coach. Wishing everyone the best experience in choosing to open this new door to understanding human behavior and choices

LA Teraz