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Teaching Neuroscience to Our Clients

How One Client Effectively Applied Dan Siegel’s Neurobiology Lesson

Rich Simon

How can you incorporate neuroscience knowledge into your clinical work in a way that clients will also understand?

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Breathing To Balance The Stress Response System

Learn How To Use Breath Work To Alleviate Anxiety

Rich Simon

One of the most effective practices to employ when working with clients who suffer from mood-related issues is also one of the simplest: Just breathe.

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Is Sexual Orientation Hardwired In Our Brain?

Louann Brizendine On How Sexual Preference Is Determined

Rich Simon

When it comes to sexual orientation, many people are still asking the question of whether homosexuality is a choice that is made at some point in life, or if there is something hardwired in the brain that definitively determines a person’s sexual preference.

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Bringing Stressed Clients Into The Present Moment

Elisha Goldstein On The “Mindful Check-In”

Rich Simon

When working one-on-one with clients, the first step in every session is to get them into the present moment so that they can truly focus on the work you’re doing together.

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Becoming a Part of the Child Client’s Story

Dan Hughes on the Effectiveness of Psychological Hand-Holding

Rich Simon

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

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

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

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

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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