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Becoming a Part of the Child Client’s Story

Dan Hughes on the Effectiveness of Psychological Hand-Holding

Rich Simon • 1 Comment

Daniel Hughes has many techniques to suggest when working with troubled children who have put up a wall.

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How the Brain’s Negativity Bias Impedes Change

Rick Hanson On Understanding Why We Focus On The Negative

Rich Simon • 1 Comment

The common link between therapy and brain science is pretty simple: Change. So how can we, as therapists, help to facilitate that brain change?

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How Addressing Nutrition Makes Talk Therapy More Effective

Leslie Korn On Nutrition’s Leading Role In Optimal Mental Health

Rich Simon • No Comments

Since psychotherapists are not routinely trained to factor in the role of nutrition, Leslie Korn’s focus on why and how to incorporate nutritional interventions is especially important and useful right now.

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How Attachment Issues Undermine True Intimacy

Sue Johnson On Identifying And Healing The Wounds Of Attachment

Rich Simon • No Comments

Attachment theory has profoundly altered our understanding of how early childhood injuries negatively affect clients throughout their lives. But the theory offers little guidance on how to recognize and address attachment issues underlying other problems.

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Jon Kabat Zinn on the Gorilla in the Room

Rich Simon • No Comments

Not so many years ago, few respectable therapists would have incorporated anything like “mindfulness” or a so-called “mind-body” approach into their practice. But today it’s an increasingly rare therapist who hasn’t at least considered bringing some form of a mind-body approach into his or her work.

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Depression Is Not A Disease; It’s A Wake-Up Call

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Bringing The Mental Health Benefits Of Yoga To Your Clinical Practice

Amy Weintraub Demonstrates How Easily It’s Done

Rich Simon • 2 Comments

Depression, anxiety, and other stress-related disorders may be the most common mental health issues in the country, but the energizing news is how powerful mind-body techniques can be in their long-term resolution.

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How to Keep Your Private Practice Afloat

Rich Simon • 17 Comments

Therapists must come to grips with the fact that their client pool has changed, and changed dramatically. The old idea of therapy that many of us were taught to practice seems completely anachronistic in today’s culture.

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The In-Session Breakthrough Fantasy

Rich Simon • 2 Comments

Therapists have always loved stories about dramatic in-session breakthroughs. This kind of transformative moment can make the slow, painful slog of therapy feel worthwhile, and it’s a welcome counterbalance to the frustrations of a difficult, underpaid, underappreciated vocation.

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