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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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery, Part 2

by Chava Lederer

You can help your brain register that you survived — you are here — to find more stability and presence in your daily life.

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Fundamentals of Trauma Recovery (Part 1)

by Chava Lederer

In trauma recovery, being mindful of your personal gauge will inform you what’s helpful, what is not, what soothes, what activates, what feels good, what is uncomfortable. Listening to your gauge is essential in deciding what’s the best for your recovery.

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How A Simple Gratitude Journal Could Transform Your Life

by Linda Libby

Looking for a simple, easy way to improve your outlook and transform the way you…

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Caring for the Caregiver

by Jeanne S. Lankin

As a clinical social worker and therapist for over 30 years and having myself been a caregiver for over 10 years, I have observed that caregiver stress is the single most underreported source of stress for people ranging from 45 until their 80’s.  While caregiving can also be a source of blessing and provide the feeling that you are doing the “right thing” for your elderly loved ones, it is tinged with a multitude of other emotions.  To your friends and family, you may not want to openly express these emotions and feelings. A trained therapist, an expert in these matters, is needed.  

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Why Staying Together for the Kids Isn’t Doing Anyone Any Favours

by Micki Lavin-Pell

Micki Lavin-Pell, is a marriage and family therapist of 15+ years, married to Gaby Pell for nearly 18 years +4 kids.   She specializes in helping couples navigate challenges at different stages of their lives and deal with attachment issues that often plague relationships using Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. She co-hosts a podcast featured on www.Jewishcoffeehouse.com, called Real Relationships and can be found on her website www.mickilavinpell.co.il

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Going to Therapy: A Hop of Faith

by Raphael Schondorf

Sure, your therapist will encourage you to be open, and he will reassure you that you can trust him. But how can you be sure?

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Beginnings & Endings: Making Sense of Life Changes

by Keren Burgman

The holiday season has ended, the parties and festivities subsided, and we come back to…

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You and Your Body

by Chava Lederer

Your body is not all of who you are, but it is a constant. You are in relationship with your body always.

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Showing Up Just The Way You Are

by Keren Burgman

As we approach the holiday season and celebrations are upon us we can feel very…

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Sating the Binge

by Chava Lederer

Bingeing is an issue of physiological needs and emotional nourishment. If we attend to these, we can find peace with food, our bodies, and our minds.

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MEXICO’S EARTHQUAKE 2017:  My Experience as a Psychotherapist

by Shulamit Lando

A short summary of my service with Isra AID in Mexico 2017 where I went as a psychotherapist in order to help survivors and educators to deal with grief, loss, and trauma. Using many of the same therapeutic tools I use in my private practice we were able to bring victims to where they felt able to deal with the calamity that visited upon them and start rebuilding themselves and their lives again.

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Am I Depressed or Just Sad?

by Jeni Danto

Growing up, I remember people saying, “I’m so depressed.” What made them so depressed? Various…

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