Category Archives: behavioral health

“I Wish I Wasn’t So Good at This”

This is just a quick meditation on recovery– or coping– or whatever name you want to give it. Happy New Year, by the way. For many of us, including folks who don’t necessarily carry a DSM 5 label, life is … Continue reading

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Seeking Safety– You Are Not Alone

  Seeking Safety is a manual driven treatment for PTSD and addiction, developed by Dr. Lisa Najavits. It was originally designed for use with all female groups, but has since been used with a wide variety of different populations. Over … Continue reading

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Take Your Placebos- They’re Good for You

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/27/499475288/is-it-still-a-placebo-when-it-works-and-you-know-its-a-placebo I suggest using the following placebos, as needed: 1) Vitamin C supplements for colds, 500 mg every four to six hours; 2) Vitamin D supplements for depressed mood, 1000 units once a day (may be some clinical evidence in … Continue reading

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Save a Life– Either Your Own or a Friend’s.

There has been controversy over gun violence killing people, but one of the comparative statistics is that 11,208 people died from firearm homicide,(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm) while firearm suicides are double that– 21,175 (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm) One of the problems is that many who own … Continue reading

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A therapist is like a cab driver

I’ve been away for quite some time, still trying to be true to my original intent to post only original content that’s new here & not a rehash. I’ve broken the rule a few times when I thought there was … Continue reading

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Self Pity versus Self Mourning

Just a quick thought & a question– what is the difference between feeling sad about something bad in your life, and feeling self-pity? This came up recently in a session, where a client worried about sinking into self-pity. this is … Continue reading

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Listening

Too often, listening consists of trying to remember one’s witty remark while waiting for the other person to finish whatever it is that they’re saying. One’s therapist should be a trained listener, A person who is┬ánot just waiting for you … Continue reading

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