Online Therapy. Will it work? Jennifer, a 32-year-old former ivy-league graduate currently commencing on a revived ‘career’ as a professional golfer, reported her love for her husband in every way other than his lack of initiation in the bedroom. “he’s a great father, a great [...]
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy emanates from the teachings of the East but adds more. Check out the 26 principles of Buddhist Psychology in Jack Kornfield's 2008 book, The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology and learn how Eastern principles can help us both manage and change our distressing thoughts and beliefs.
I just finished Adam Grant’s Ted Talk on The Power of Powerless Communication in which, amongst other points, he cited two that emerged as commanding. He said that the use of tentative language engages trust and brings people towards you instead of away. He also said [...]
“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives,” says Esther Perel, relationship psychotherapist, author, podcaster and teacher. Said succinctly, Perel highlights the interpersonal and connective nature of the human experience. Research has frequently documented that for those who experience meaningful relationships, there [...]
It's official! Updated in June 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO), in its adaptation of the new nomenclature, the Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines for ICD-11 made inclusive Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) within the Impulse Control Disorder category.
Almost daily I get asked “If I stay am I an idiot?”, “What will others think if I stay?”, “I have heard from my family that I’m a martyr if I stay, is that true?” . . . “Is staying the new shame?” My answer [...]
This article is repurposed on psychotherapy.net It’s well documented in psychology that trauma gets stuck in the body/mind. We know from the neurobiological authority that trauma, if not adequately consolidated at the moment of conception, becomes indelible in the body and that left unresolved can [...]
Welcome to this moment. In honor of Valentine's Day, it's relevant for us all to take a mindful moment and strengthen our connection. It's an opportunity to stop, pause, get present and get connected to our partner, our anchor and that person to whom we [...]
The frequency with which inquiries show up in my practice for couples therapy is far greater than before. I receive calls daily from all kinds of couples... Married, pre-married, cohabitating, post-married, heterosexual, gay, straight, ambivalent, committed, etc. with all sorts of struggles both in and out [...]
In a former blog piece, I addressed the core concept in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as working with “the space between”. That is, within the interactional pattern of the couple-their dialogue, inter-communication, the synergy that is examined and processed in order for prevailing unhealthy attachment [...]