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The “Gaslighting” Effect

“He just makes me feel stupid by the comments he makes about me.  He’ll say I don’t know what I’m talking about, that I’m too emotional, too negative.  He does

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Your Pain Is Valid

Bruce remembers there wasn’t room for him in the kindergarten class circle.  He was the only one sitting on the outside, and he recalls the feeling of being left out

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Understanding Addiction

Initially, a substance (or activity) serves a purpose by providing relief – a coping mechanism for emotional pain and turmoil.  But with continued use, and then abuse, brain biology is

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About Yoga

Yoga is an ancient eastern practice that was brought to the attention of the west in the early 20th century by masters such as Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, Paramahansa Yogananda and BKS

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Body-Centered Psychotherapy

If psychotherapy is a “black box” for people, then body-centered psychotherapy can seem even more mysterious.  Quite simply, the therapist provides a therapeutic touch that can allow for an emotional

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Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation are two techniques that I teach with my clients.  There are subtle differences between the two although for therapy, they serve the same end goal.  That is,

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Embrace Your Shadow

Do you ever get “triggered” by people? Is your reaction more dramatic than it should be? It may be that you have met your “shadow side” in the other person.

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Psychotherapy Basics

Psychotherapy Effectiveness According to Wampold (2010), psychotherapy is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, marital dissatisfaction, addiction and sexual dysfunction.  He states that the “average person who receives psychotherapy is

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Meditation – How to Practice at Home

Meditation is a technique used to relieve stress and rejuvenate the mind.  Neuro-imaging research at Harvard University has measured the effect of meditation on brain activity, demonstrating that it helps to reduce

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Love Yourself

The Buddha said, “If you practice loving kindness you will know the answer to every question there is.  Enlightenment does not bring love; love is what brings enlightenment”. In his

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