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May 23, 2023

“Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”-Plato You call your doctor’s office for an appointment, or you receive a message that the appointment needs to be rescheduled. The staff tells you that your doctor has taken ill and will be out of the office indefinitely. They offer you […]

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May 2, 2024

AI and Therapy

Since the last blog I wrote about the 60 Minutes AI Therapy segment, it seems that articles on this topic are popping up everywhere. Just this week I read an article by Matthias Barker in Psychotherapy Networker titled “Ready or Not, AI is Here.” The article is so good that I will link it below […]

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Apr 15, 2024

AI and Mental Health

Did you ever think that we would think that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could fill the demand for the “shortage of therapists?” Did you know there was a shortage? On Sunday, April 7th, 2024, CBS ran a segment on 60 Minutes reporting this and implied we can replace live mental health therapy with Artificial Intelligence. This […]

Mar 11, 2024

What are dreams in psychology?

I have been having recurring dreams lately. Earlier in my career as a psychotherapist, I studied with Dr. Gerald Epstein, whom as you know was a very important mentor to me and wrote the foreword to my first book: Asthma Free in 21 Days: The Breakthrough Mind-Body Healing Program (2000). During my years of study […]

Oct 11, 2023

Mental Imagery for Peace

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will live as one ~~John Lennon   In the wake of the Hamas attacks on Israel I am left reeling and wondering what I, one person, can do. My own personal connection to Israel, […]

Jul 19, 2023

Cost “effective” Telementalhealth: Convenience or Catastrophe?

The rise of telemental health has given clients the convenience of therapy sessions from the comfort of home and flexibility to access mental health services they need on their own timeline, and at affordable rates. Despite the potential benefits for accessing affordable therapy, there are some issues that can be detrimental for those seeking help. […]

May 23, 2023

Earth Chakra

Earth Chakras Just as you have energy centers in your body called Chakras, so too does Mother Earth. As we walk upon the earth, we walk upon a living being more similar to ourselves than we imagine. Just like us, the earth has both a physical body and an energetic body, complete with a chakra […]

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Feb 1, 2023

Why Addiction Is So Powerful

Canadian physician Gabor Maté spoke about The Power of Addiction and The Addiction to Power at TedXRio+20 in Brazil. Hugely powerful!

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Apr 22, 2019

EMDR, Trauma, and Addiction

EMDR, Trauma and Addiction is a guide created for psychotherapy practitioners to assist them in navigating the treatment of patients suffering from Trauma and Addiction using EMDR.