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Article you need to read: Process addictions areas real as substance addictions

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201407/mindfulness-cbt-may-rewire-the-addicted-brain

Taking Calculated Risks in Therapy

Recently a client showed me how and when to take a calculated risk(of course never ever do anything unethical or inappropriate or potentially damaging  — “first, do no harm”) In this moment she led me out of my comfort zone and into new and important emotionally territory for her. Here’s what happened:(I changed all names […]

The enemy is within us, from Dr. Joe Lucian

One of my favorite therapist, Dr. Joe Luciani, wrote the following in his blog (http://www.self-coaching.net/blog/the-enemy-is-us):  “A famous line from the comic strip Pogo was, “We have seen the enemy and he is us.”  Take heart, because in life it is not adversity, hardship or even bad luck that is our enemy—it is us!  Insecurity, doubt, […]

Come To Your Senses – more

Ideas from Dr. Block’s book Come To Your Senses: He talks about the “depressor” that we all have in our heads. This is the voice that takes normal thoughts and catastrophizes them. Quote from page 26: “What are you to do, for example, when you think, “I will never get this right,” “I’m lazy,” “I’m […]

I am reading a book called Come To Your Senses, by Stanley Block, MD, that is changing how I look at mindfulness and meditation and mental health. I am using it with clients and the feedback I am getting is very positive.Dr. Block’s practice is called “bridging.” The key idea is that by bringing ourselves […]