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Conscious Uncoupling Starts With Unconscious Coupling

Conscious Uncoupling Starts With Unconscious Coupling. Couples Relationship Counseling in Seattle! If possible you haven’t heard, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (a movie star &  rock star, respectively) announced their divorce this week after a respectable ten-years of marriage.   In fact numerous celebrity duos have recently announced their split as a “conscious uncoupling” — […]

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Technology Addiction Figured Out | A Tech Addicts Cure?

Smart Phone Social Norms | Can You Stay in the Room? Perhaps . . . readers  know that All Tech Considered  has been exploring the social norms around obsessively (inappropriately)  checking your smartphone while out with real, live human beings. Is it a big no-no, or a new normal? Is it totally not cool in a […]

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Remain Drug Free | Call me to explore psychotherapy in Seattle

Side Effects May Include Lawsuit  While the balance between efficacy and risks of antipsychotic medications remains questionable, how these drugs became so ubiquitous and profitable is not — huge  “pharmaceutical money” drives billions of dollars yearly. Pharmaceutical manufactures and advertising giants are literally “making a killing” Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging […]

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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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Do Twelve Step Programs Like AA Work for You? | Explore Your Alternatives!

  Do 12-step programs work? Again, sort of . . . A 10-year-long research study published in 2013 claimed to demonstrate a significant benefit for those attending AA meetings, while critics of the organization often point to a 2006 review article that found no quantifiable benefit from AA or other 12-step programs. In fact, it is clear that […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous | Addiction Doctors Fight and Outdated Battle!

Alcoholics Anonymous is, without question, the largest and most venerable addiction recovery group in the world. Founded nearly 80 years ago, AA now boasts or an amazing 2.1 million worldwide members, many of whom attribute their very survival to “The Program.” In the United States, where 12-step programs originated, AA is viewed by many as […]

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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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Seattle Therapy |Game Addiction | Pornography Addict?

The Psychology of Video Game Addiction Pioneers in the field of video game addiction are making clear thaw fact that this problem is rapidly escalating . Internet game and porn addiction has all the features needed to classify an addiction: losing occupations and loved ones; withdrawal symptoms like cold sweats rage and property destruction  . […]

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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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The Ever Present Danger of Relapse in Drug Addictions

  Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Is So Scary It is clear that the root causes of drug addiction, like those of many multifactorial diseases, are frustratingly elusive — exceedingly nebulous mixture — of genetics, exposure, culture, conditioning, personality and environment . . . Addiction obviously runs in families, but plenty of addicts come from […]

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