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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If you don’t use it, you lose it.

by Sara Jacobovici

We have an innate ability to adapt to new conditions. This ability enables us to…

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Separation Anxiety

by Jeni Danto

When we hear the term “Separation Anxiety,” we often think of young children off to pre-school, crying because they don’t want their parents to leave. But Separation Anxiety can come any time your child leaves the nest — especially at college age. And it’s not just limited to the child — parents can also experience Separation Anxiety when their child leaves them.

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On Becoming a Personal Scientist: Living in the half-full glass

by Ruth Shidlo

The half-full glass is the antidote to the half-empty one.

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The Power of Art Therapy for Emotional Healing

by Sara Feinberg

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

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On Becoming a Personal Scientist: Beginnings

by Ruth Shidlo

As the baby gains enough safety and security via his attachment systems with the significant people in his life, he is able to identify and then befriend the familiar within the strange.

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How to Track Anxiety and Help Resolve It

by Ruth Shidlo

We need our ‘signal’ anxiety, because otherwise, we’d be more vulnerable to danger.

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The One Who Vanquished a Dragon

by Tanya Prochko

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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Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You – Part THREE

by Daniel Baum

Worry! Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You
Part Three
Strategies to Help you Manage your Worrying
I am glad you are back again to read the final part of my blog Worry! Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You. In part three of my blog I will give you some specific strategies to help you manage your worrying.
Here are some specific strategies and tools that can help you avoid toxic worry. Let’s get to it shall we!
Hallowell’s Strategies of Managing Worry

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What is Somatic Experiencing (SE) ?

by Ruth Shidlo

As a body-mind practitioner and clinical psychologist, I have found that incorporating principles of Somatic Experiencing (SE) into my practice has provided me with a whole new way of helping people move on with their lives when stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, or otherwise in pain (including living with chronic pain). So what then, is Somatic Experiencing, and how does it work?

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Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You – Part TWO

by Daniel Baum

In part two of my blog, “Worry! Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You”, I am going to present to you some general recommendations and thoughts about dealing with worry.

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Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You – Part One

by Daniel Baum

My goal, after you finish reading this blog is that you will get a more comprehensive understanding of toxic worry and the tools to help you manage it better. Managing your worrying in a healthier way will allow you to free yourself, increase your energy level and give you a greater ability to love yourself and others. Worry only inhibits the expression of love.

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Of Guts and Brain: The Gut-Brain Axis

by Ruth Shidlo

If you are willing to make a few changes, “disease goes away as a side effect of health.” (Hyman, 2012, p. 29)

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Exodus and Anxiety

by Ariel Penkower

Slavery, while terrible, represented a secure existence. By that, I mean that life was consistent, unchanging, certain. A slave will never achieve great things or recognition on a greater societal level, but he/she will also rarely encounter doubt and anxiety.

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Simmering Soup: On the Importance of Asking Questions

by Robin B. Zeiger

Sometimes the question sits on the back burner like low-simmering stew that has all but been forgotten. An innocent question may ignite a fire in a chilly room and we are off in a new direction. Or sometimes it buzzes around like a nasty mosquito.

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Why are Teens Getting Fibromyalgia?

by Sara Halevi

Teenagers are suffering from stress-related and stress-induced illnesses like never before

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Valuable Tips to Manage Pain

by Ruth Shidlo

Given what we know today, it appears likely that unresolved trauma, whether minor or major, plays a role in the persistence of chronic pain, through mechanisms of kindling (a self-perpetuating phenomenon of neural excitation) and priming (in which the brain readies itself to respond a certain way), that cause us to continually brace ourselves against the threat that caused the pain or the internal threat of pain itself. This is great news, because it means that to the extent that the trauma is worked through at the body/mind level, the pain should either disappear or lessen.

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

by Johanna Hazan

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

by Batya L. Ludman

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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How Fear Makes Pain Worse

by Sara Halevi

once the fear kicks in, bringing a host of physical and psychological responses with it, all of that preparedness just sits there, making us anxious. And, this makes the pain even worse!

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