The Power of Art Therapy for Emotional Healing

Published on October 17, 2017

People often ask me, “What is art therapy and how does it work?” Art therapy…

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The One Who Vanquished a Dragon

Published on July 23, 2017

A poem written by a woman in therapy where she describes her psychological victory over the person who was responsible for much of her trauma.

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How Kids Can Handle Ridicule by Sabras

Published on April 27, 2017

the great majority of what’s called bullying today is verbal – insults. And even most physical fights begin with words; one child insults another, the insulted child gets angry, and before you know it fists are flying. So if kids know how to handle insults, more serious aggression is usually averted.

The most tempting way for Israeli children to bully immigrants is to make fun of their accents. While we may think this is evil on their part, we should realize that it is normal human behavior. When we hear others speak our language poorly and with heavy accents, we also find it funny. By adulthood, most of us have learned to appreciate that foreigners do not deserve to be laughed at for the way they speak, but children are more likely to succumb to their gut instincts and laugh at those who sound strange.

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All Shapes and Sizes: Understanding the Many Manifestations of Disordered Eating

Published on January 30, 2017

I’ve met many young women who obsessively dieted and restricted food intake only to then binge or eat compulsively (often against their will in a sort of uncontrollable impulse), who are miserable and full of self-loathing, who’s entire existence revolves around what they can and cannot eat – but who don’t believe they have a real problem because they’re BMI is in the healthy range.

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Unravelling Therapy: Getting the Help you Need

Published on January 15, 2017

Your ability to feel comfortable with your therapist will help determine your level of trust and the ability to work through things together. What works best for one person may not be helpful for another. Good treatment should be individualized to suit your personal needs.

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The Marathon Culture

Published on December 7, 2016

The Marathon Culture Last week my friend was fortunate to spend her Sunday racing around…

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Tonight’s Role is Played By…

Published on December 7, 2016

Tonight’s Role is Played By… So my grandchildren come for Shabbat, and a favorite activity…

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To Be Mindful Or Not To Be

Published on December 6, 2016

So, I encourage mindfulness.  I invite my clients to be mindful: to attend, without judgment, to the present moment. I invite them to notice themselves, and use that awareness to inform their next move.

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Do You Find Being a Mother Overwhelming?

Published on December 6, 2016

Our children’s needs can be so all encompassing that we have little or no time to think about ourselves. For short periods of time, this can work, but constantly giving without ever looking after yourself, is not good for you, nor your children.

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GrrrATTITUDE

Published on November 24, 2016

I am grateful for Black Friday sales, I’m grateful for the ability to notice the things in my life that I’m grateful for, and I’m grateful for understanding that gratitude is not a state that is present only on condition.  I can CHOOSE to be grateful no matter what is going on in my life.  

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THERAPY – To Go or Not to Go: An Open Letter to a Proud Man

Published on November 9, 2016

I know that the idea of therapy has crossed your mind on more than one occasion. Perhaps it was when you were lying in bed wondering if you will ever break free from…. Perhaps it was after a particularly strenuous family visit, where certain painful realities about yourself and your family started becoming clear. Or maybe it was after a social gathering where you so desperately wanted to make contact with the people sitting next to you, but you couldn’t muster up the courage. Whatever the issue, if you considered therapy and then backed down because you wondered “what would my friends or family think about me if they knew I was seeing a therapist”, then this letter is addressed to you.

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“Ruff” Times-What Research Says About Animal -Assisted Therapy

Published on October 23, 2016

“Ruff” Times What Research Says About Animal -Assisted Therapy There is a growing body of…

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Control Over Fear – Parshat Devarim

Published on August 11, 2016

I have spent over 30 years speaking with clients about their emotions. Most of that time I was trying to help them to identify and legitimize their emotional reactions. I have even built up a defensive kind of reaction to a parent who says “don’t be afraid”, especially when we know how important fear can be and the function it serves. “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”1
So, I approach this

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Therapy

Published on June 23, 2016

Recognising your issues and asking for help is not easy, let alone findig a therapist and embracing the process of change. It’s no wonder that many of my clients tell me that they wish they could just skip the therapy and just feel better. Unfortunately, many of our issues do not come with quick solutions and therapy is not a quick fix, but to help you make the most of your time in therapy, here are 5 tips to make your experience in therapy as successful as possible.

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