I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I mention one of the treatment modalities I use. But auricular (ear) acupuncture works. Especially in the treatment of addiction where it is used for detox and relapse prevention.
Therapists are, by profession, expert listeners. They mine the spokent word (and gesture and expression) for insight into their patients’ minds and hearts.
There could be a few reasons a person is resistant to therapy. It could be a deep, unresolved issue or it could simply be that the therapist you are working with is not right for you.
Do you know how much you’ve already paid for therapy? How much more therapy you’ll probably want/need and what the tab will be? Remember, if your health insurance pays for therapy, there are some hidden and not so hidden costs you may not have thought about.
You don’t have to be Jewish to take a bite out of the Passover paradigm.
I arrived a few weeks before her 101st birthday. She was living in deplorable conditions-her glasses and dentures were missing, she had no socks or underwear, and spent her time lying in her bed (which she had wet), all alone, staring at the ceiling. I found mouse droppings in her nighttable.
“After battling bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and drug addiction for over thirty years, forty-seven-year-old Boruch Hoffman, a Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, is sober and eager to live the life he never had.
Thinking critically about the issues when you’ve been raised to think there is only one right way (and taught to believe that those think differently are inferior), is no mean feat. I guess that’s why studies about about the psychological/physiological differences between Liberals and Conservatives leave me leery and dare I say it? Suspicious.
Just in time for Autism Month, here are five new books about Autism Spectrum disorders, for parents, children, teachers, and friends (and everyone):
I look forward to the day when we have a definitive test for autism, like we have for blood type. That will take away the guesswork that we must live with until then