Monthly Archives: April 2013

All better now– thanks!

Last week I saw someone for what may be the last time. She had originally come in depressed, and after a few sessions, she wasn’t depressed any more. So we cut back from every week to every other week, and … Continue reading

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The path of peace– breathing

I just heard something on NPR this morning about how angry voices can  affect even sleeping infants.  http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/29/179237081/shhh-the-kids-can-hear-you-arguing-even-when-theyre-asleep Along with the news they included an interview with a psychologist who’s written books about stopping arguments– especially parental arguments– in order … Continue reading

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“I have no choice!”

How many times have I heard someone say that!  I used to work at a place where many came in saying they had no choice. They were court mandated to do a six month alcohol/drug treatment program. I used to … Continue reading

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Everyone’s in Recovery From Something

I’ve spent most of my professional career working with people who drank too much. Or smoked too much.  Or (fill in the blank) too much. And failed at controlling the behavior. To get it under control usually means not doing … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

I was listening to the Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun in the car and was thinking about how much I like that tune– like millions of other people. And I was also thinking about the associations I have with it. … Continue reading

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Touchstones for Healing

I realized that the intro to the blog characterizes it as “wellness of mind, body, and whatever” but it’s been a lot of stuff about the process of therapy and sort of,”what is a therapist?” But if I’m going to … Continue reading

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Just a well paid friend

I remember first studying psychology back in the 70’s when there was a movement afoot (there were so many movements in those days, weren’t there?) called radical psychology or radical psychiatry, take your pick. One name I remember is that … Continue reading

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