Lets Talk About Therapy The Same Way We Talk About Going To the Gym

by Keren Burgman

Imagine how much easier life would be if therapy was seen simply as a form…

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Looking at the Whole Person and Seeing the Whole Picture

by Sara Jacobovici

In an important way I feel encouraged by the results of a new study published…

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“Beyond Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating Disorder: Understanding The Spectrum of Disordered Eating Behaviours” 

by Johanna Hazan

I feel frustrated when people dismiss lesser well-known disordered eating behaviours. My experience has led me to very confidently believe, that no one ends up in these sort of patterns, without there being something else going on, something that feels as if it requires some sort of distraction from, or total obliteration of. These things need healing. If they aren’t, they persist and the behaviours (coping mechanisms) developed to deal with them become harder to shift out of, thus limiting a person’s life ever more destructively. 

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The Wondrous “Black Sheep”: the Truth Teller of a Family

by Keren Burgman

How often have you heard someone describing their family and either talking about a sibling…

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Grief for the Loss of our Parents

by Jeanne S. Lankin

Those of us granted life have to face the loss of the most profound of all our relationships. The relationship a person has with a parent, affects every stage of our life. Therefore, losing a parent at each stage in life has unique challenges.

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Why Grownups Should Play Too

by Rachel Ozick

…as we get older, we stop playing. We feel the need to be productive or we feel so tired from our productive lives that we pursue mindless ways to relax and shut down, like watching TV, but watching TV is not playing, and playing is more important than you think.

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Is Anxiety Killing Your Chances of Finding Love?

by Micki Lavin-Pell

Anna, a 35-year old, slim, petite and attractive brunette woman from Miami Beach had been…

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Good Therapy is a Change in Scenery: Insights from the Other Side of the World

by Robin B. Zeiger

Every once in a while, important insights for my known world reveal themselves from the most unusual of places. My recent trip to the Far East: Myanmar and Thailand gifted me new insights and inspirations as a Jungian analyst. My mantra became, Good therapy is a change in scenery. In the safety of the therapist’s temenos (a beautiful Jungian term for the sanctity of the therapy space), patients meet the messages of the unconscious often for the first time. And in meeting these unknown voices and images, our inner and outer worlds transform themselves into newness and rebirth.

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 8/8

by Chava Lederer

By tackling pieces of your recovery to tackle that are ever-so-small, you ensure your success; this will build greater self-confidence and foundations for each further success.

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 7

by Chava Lederer

Finding meaning, creating purpose, and gaining control is a recipe that results in greater resilience and fuller recovery.

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What Makes Us Miss Relationship Red Flags?

by Micki Lavin-Pell

Have you come out of a relationship recently where you feel like banging your head against a wall because yet again you’ve dated someone who turned out to be a bad apple? So you go into this mantra of telling yourself there must be no good people to date, because everyone you go out with ends badly.
Your dating pattern may look something like this. You meet someone, they make you feel really good in the beginning, they treat you nicely, take you to nice places and show you a good time. Then slowly they show less interest in you. Maybe they distance themselves from you, start saying things that are hurtful, or seem to care less about your opinion?

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Making Space for Personal Growth

by Robert Newman

Being too busy is a dis-ease of modern society

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Why Invest in Your Relationship Skills Before You Even Find Love?

by Micki Lavin-Pell

No one wants to live with a feeling that disaster can strike at any time….

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 6

by Chava Lederer

In building muscle, you will literally build your container to bear it all. When your container is fortified, recovery will be easier.

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Can DBT Help with Addictions?

by Shmuel Harris

Research studies have shown that Dialectical Behavior Therapy is effective in the treatment of addictions and substance abuse, and many addiction treatment centers around the world have added DBT to their treatment plan.

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Embracing Transitions: Finding the MAGIC PAUSE Moment

by Keren Burgman

Autumn is the season of change.  I grew up in the Midwest, Chicago.    First there…

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 5

by Chava Lederer

If you feel ashamed in relation to any part of your trauma, you deserve to connect with others and experience the relief that comes with dissipating shame.

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 4

by Chava Lederer

Forgive yourself for not having foreseen, protected, or responded more effectively during the trauma.

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 3

by Chava Lederer

While extremely distressing, flashbacks are actually memories. Registering what is a memory, and what is happening now, is essential.

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