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Thich Nhat Hanh | If You Say Something Kind

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. Thich Nhat Hanh Source: no […]

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Food Addiction Counseling | It is Not Just Psychological!

Morphine, morphine everywhere . . . In common cow’s milk, the protein casein breaks down during digestion into a range of casomorphin peptides, while modern (routinely genetically modified) wheat contains several gluten exorphins.  Both casomorphins and exorphins are closely related to the well-known opioid, morphine, and exhibit many of its insidious addictive properties. The so-called ‘food opiates’ are […]

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Mindfulness | Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy

Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy This Page is in process I will write more about Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy along the way   Gain Perspective on Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy   Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy is at the leading edge of contemporary psychotherapy and counseling! Even a single session predictably helps you achieve your mental and behavioral health […]

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ACT Therapy Seattle | Musing Within The Happiness Trap

  Talks at the Rubin Museum In Memoriam: Philip Seymour Hoffman Just over a year ago philosopher Simon Critchley met with Philip Seymour Hoffman for the final evening in a series of on-stage conversations called Happy Talk. In a delightful and searching dialogue, that in hindsight seems prescient, the actor wrestles with the concepts of happiness, love, and death with […]

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Psychotherapy With the Brain in Mind | Relational Neurobiology

The Construct “MindSight” and Relational Neurobiology   What is Mindsight? “Mindsight” is a term coined by Dr. Dan Siegel to describe our human capacity to perceive the mind of the self and others. It is a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity, integrate the brain, and enhance our […]

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The Importance of Choosing Your Thoughts

While time spent alone can be a very positive opportunity for reflection, personal growth, and creativity, in can also be dangerous if we happen to be negatively turned against ourselves. This is reflected in the difference between introspection and rumination. Introspection is a process of self- reflection, examination, and exploration, all of which are positive […]

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3 Deep Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Therese J. Borchard writes this article acknowledging the importance of deep breathing in her personal recovery from problems such as anxiety and depression. She writes that shallow breathing contributes to feelings of panic and that she has personally been reduced to breathing out of a paper bag to maintain physical control of her breathing on […]

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Are You Impatient for Change?

It hard not to understand why someone in our current society might be impatient for change. The world we live in has two recurring messages on this subject. One, that we aren’t good enough. Two, that change is quick and easy. There is medicine that is supposed to fix our physical and mental health problems, […]

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Desperately Seeking Happiness

Happiness is one of the most sought after and yet still elusive aspects of life. Happiness is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that everyone wants, but so few people can confidently claim to have discovered. The field of psychology has produced a science of happiness through a variety of studies […]

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Emotional Appraisal Can Alleviate Anxiety

Emotional Re-Appraisal is one of the most effective methods today in dealing with emotional arousal. The technique involves taking an initial reaction and re-evaluating it. This evaluation or appraisal diffuses the impact of the initial response and alleviates anxious symptoms. Unfortunately neurological mechanisms of performing the appraisal take place in the prefrontal cortex of the […]

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