On Becoming a Personal Scientist: Beginnings

Published on September 10, 2017

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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Bittersweet Sunshine

Published on September 10, 2017

As a consummate outdoors-man and naturalist, many of the suggestions I offer clients involve connecting to the world around them through outdoor activity. Some of the activities I recommend, and sometimes assign as between session therapeutic “homework” include walking in a park…

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How to Track Anxiety and Help Resolve It

Published on August 14, 2017

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

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Let’s Talk About Grief

Published on August 1, 2017

Grief seems to be a taboo emotion these days. We mourn. We move on. Or at least we claim to. “I’m over it.” Is a common cultural expression, and it’s one we usually receive at face value. When someone tells us “I’m over it.”, as a listener nothing more is expected of us.

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Longing and Belonging – Part 1

Published on July 27, 2017

“Sometimes I feel that you do not want to be part of the family”, Jennie says, crouching down beside her fourteen year old son David, who is sitting on the floor behind the couch immersed with his Playmobile.

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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 Taking Action Leads to Transformation

Published on July 17, 2017

Action is at the core of the coaching modality, I would call it more “purposeful action”, because taking action is part of the overall change process, which coaching can be very effective in. Why is this? Why is taking action so essential in transformation and processes?

The difference between thinking about something and doing something about it is not at all trivial. We all have been there before- sitting on top of that fence, considering our possibilities, analyzing the heck out of every option- some of us can be there for years. It is only when we produce motion in a direction that we allow for the “universe” to hop in and give us a hand with some clarification.

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Strategies to Help you Manage your Worrying – PART THREE

Published on July 16, 2017

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) ?

Published on June 25, 2017

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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Worry! Ways to Manage Worry Instead of it Managing You – Part Two

Published on June 11, 2017

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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Coaching: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Published on June 10, 2017

As a new kid on the block, life coaching as a discipline is relatively new and, as such, widely misunderstood. Many people out there who could really thrive with life coaching support don’t seem to find the coach they are looking for, this is a shame and something that needs to be amended. The reasons are diverse, they include a lack of professional accreditation, an agreement on what exactly is and is not coaching, who is capable of being a reputable coach, how is one to decide what represents “good coaching”, how is success measured as well as a plethora of strong marketing hype that creates a fog over the whole area. My intention here is to focus on the clarifying questions that will help people out there come to the conclusion that it is coaching they are looking for and not one of the other respectable modes of support offered. As in many areas of human support, there is always going to be overlap between different modalities but here are the list of ten questions that should give you a feel if it is coaching that you should be considering.

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

Published on May 21, 2017

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

Published on May 14, 2017

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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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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