Fear of Our Own Reactions

An Overview Tell me and I'll forget; CHINESE PROVERB As parents with a diagnosis, we eagerly pursue answers. But where we wind up is at the very same point where my writing partner, Becky, and I became more than partners: We became mothers determined to find the most effective treatment …

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The Hungry Brain

For example, your friend Tom comes to a party alone because he's recently separated from his wife. You're the only one who knows this. Karen goes up to Tom and asks obliviously, Hey, where's your better half? A real nunchi ninja realizes that several other people will probably ask about …

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The Villagers

This parable demonstrates that the light is always more powerful than the darkness. Light has substance and presence; What is not, cannot be more powerful than what is. We must devour the ghosts and demons that have haunted us. I refer not to the spooks that stalk our physical houses …

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Satisfaction with career

You fly through the air with the greatest of ease (or a reasonable facsimile thereof). You may not fly very gracefully, but you just keep on going. Eventually you will find your next resting place; Many of us are being drawn to a new life that is attractive, but unfamiliar …

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On Complaining About Your Problems

After only two months of dating, they married. Debra's oldest daughter, Jacquelyn, who was clearly a nunchi ninja, knew straight away that something was wrong with John. One big clue? John wore operating-room scrubs in public, everywhere he went. Jacquelyn wondered why was there never any blood or bodily fluids …

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Suddenly I'm bright and breezy

This is very typical of nunchi-lacking errors. I was so preoccupied with my own situation that I was sure it was going to be number one in everyone's minds. I wanted to reassure them I wasn't inconsiderate. In fact, I achieved the opposite. Rule #3: If you just arrived in …

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Where Awareness Comes from, and the Case for?

There are similar videos from China and Germany. It's pretty amazing to watch, and it can only happen in a culture that values collectivism and not just individualism. In some cultures--those that place individualism at a premium--the path of life would not be possible. A significant proportion of the drivers …

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On Finding Your Passion

He didn't appear to understand. That is to say, the practitioner could be ready and skilled to deliver psychosocially competent care, but the delivery system would not be ready to provide the incentives to support such care--indeed, the system may even offer active disincentives. Increasingly, as Helen McNaughton reports in …

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The Predictable Brain

In article 4, for example, Rudolph Kristiva's current life problems keep shifting, but his biography discloses continuities that shape the long-term form of his illness experience. For much of the western world, meditation calls to mind images of hippies in tie-dye or Buddhist monks chanting in strange languages for the …

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Who can help me with these changes?

Social workers are most dangerous: they think everyone is a child abuser. The following list is an excellent beginning: Above all else, do everything in moderation. The goal is progress, not perfection! Survival Tips for Significant Others (and Therapists Too) Although this article is addressed specifically to the significant people …

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On Visualization

The conflict arises because they are talking about two distinctive modes of experiencing reality. Patients' behavior superficially replicates what they share with others who harbor the same pathology. However, patients' behavior also expresses the distinctive meanings in their lives that come to shape the experience of illness as most decidedly …

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Don't stop searching

However, for those who do not have people in their life to which they can turn, you can facilitate these experiences in your office by communicating empathy via affirmations, nonverbal mirroring, and appropriate therapist disclosure (without shifting the focus to yourself). Although relationships can be a source of great joy …

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You're allowed to have a voice

But you'd better believe I'd also be on the street corner by day, with a deck of cards in my hand, ready to stir the imaginations of passersby and pass my hat in an effort to get back on my feet. The reality is, as a wow person, I tend …

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Accept Reality, Then Participate in It

Ken then began talking with his left knee, which was the painful one for him. It revealed that it didn't feel supported by anything; It felt disconnected from the rest of his body and was taking on the impact of his tennis playing. It revealed that it needed to be …

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I love the color yellow

It should come as no surprise, then, that the stories we're told, whether by teachers and parents or marketers and advertisers, all shape the stories we tell ourselves. We take all the stories we're told and form a narrative because we try to make sense of the strange experiences and …

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My Feelings and School

In childhood, the individual with DID experienced high levels of trauma. To survive, she had to invent ways of comforting herself that would not attract a lot of attention from abusers. Self-soothing may have taken place through the behaviors of thumb sucking, rocking, sleeping, or even having internal conversations among …

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What does your future hold?

The problem with psychoanalytic interpretations is that their creators are dissatisfied with this level of analysis and reach for deeper meanings for which there is usually little clinical or scientific justification. A single-minded quest for psychoanalytic reality can dehumanize the patient every bit as much as the numbing reductionism of …

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On Laughter

When you are at home, you feel relaxed and are not governed by the social rules. However, when you are at a public place you are exposed to various ways of speech adopted by people of different ethnicities. Deep breathing is a major element contributing to correct vocal patterns. You …

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Improving Emotional Intelligence

It encourages the absorption of iron, the formation of red blood cells, and the supply of oxygen to the body. Tiger iron has a rapid effect and can therefore be applied when energy reserves are severely depleted. Mookaite is a colorful variety of chert, and a mixture of jasper and …

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Can I stop stressing about this?

Proper placement as well as the length of the pauses determines the type of emotion a speaker wishes to express; You must remember, while giving a presentation or speech, the audience has a very short attention span; On the contrary, if you do not start your presentation well, the audience …

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Wipe Your Slate Clean: Emotional Healing

Also controlled by the autonomic nervous system are our sense of balance, stress responses, the sleep-wake cycle, and other circadian rhythms. Consequently, the symptoms of a disturbance to any of the body processes controlled by the autonomic nervous system can be wide-ranging and each of us will react in our …

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Discovering Gold

I was spending countless hours after work in the professional library gaining the knowledge that I needed to face the next patient I was supposed to help. One day I realized that what I needed were quick summary guides for psychologists, but my search came up empty. So I decided …

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Sometimes I Feel Nervous

Sometimes, people experience the feeling of intuition. You must have passed a remark at certain moments, I feel he/she is fond of me', is he/she telling the truth? Women usually remark, I have gut feeling that he is telling a lie. Words are mainly used to convey information …

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