Category Archives: humor

When Therapists Dream

Bob Newhart demonstrates a dramatic form of brief therapy: Seriously, folks, sometimes a therapist will give “a directive,” otherwise known as telling a client what to do. But some therapists’ training is to┬ánever give a directive of any kind. When … Continue reading

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Bits ‘n’ Pieces: Cussing and Jealousy

Sometimes I wish I had become a behavioral science researcher rather than a clinician. Here’s an example why. In a psychological study, volunteers were asked to hold a hand in a bucket of ice water for as long as they … Continue reading

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Even If You Could Get a Sanity Transplant…

There would be a shortage of donors. I love doing group therapy. The things that groups come up with are so great. I’ll take some time at a later date to write about group therapy and its benefits, but one … Continue reading

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“Tis the Season…”

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Wordless Mindfulness is Bliss

And a clean desk ain’t bad either. He probably knows how to delegate– with an excellent sense of non-attachment.

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Are Some Recovery Programs Better Than Others?

I’ve frequently thought I should join Procrastinators Anonymous, but I never seem to be able to get started on that project. http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/ But whether you love or hate 12-step recovery, the beauty of all the 12 step/12 tradition programs is … Continue reading

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I Met the Cossack

In the old days, in the old country, when there was persecution, when there were the pogroms, in a small shtetl there was a rabbi who used to go down to the temple to pray every Friday afternoon. As he … Continue reading

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