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Archives for January, 2015


Growing Empathy: A Daily 30-Minute Gift That Can Rescue Your Relationship

The amazing work of neuroscientists such as Marco Iacoboni reveals human beings are neurologically “wired for empathy” and -- an innate moral nature. The same brain circuits are mobilized whether feeling one’s own pain and others’, and merely observing someone performing a certain action activates the same areas of the brain in the observer.

The special neurons that make this possible are known as “mirror neurons” are linked with the experience of empathy, compassion and learning.

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Addictive Relating

15 Statements of Commitment That Couples In Therapy Can Make to Heal and Strengthen Their Relationship  

Commitment is a foundation that nourishes a sense of safety, trust, and security, among other key ingredients that form a healthy, vibrant couple relationship. The same neurochemicals that make partners feel loved and loving are the same ones that make them feel safe and secure. That is an unalterable aspect of human life and relationships. We yearn to love and feel loved, to matter in life in relation to self and another, and when we perceive a...
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Addictive Relating

Sexual Reintegration Therapy: Healing Solutions for Sex and Porn Addiction

Couples dealing with the impact of a partner with sex and porn addiction, according to Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw, face considerably greater obstacles than those facing other addictions, such as substance abuse. Because of the trauma caused by repeated acts of betrayal, healing and rebuilding a relationship will require extensive efforts.

Authors of “The Couple’s Guide to Intimacy: How Sexual Reintegration Therapy Can Help Your Relationship Heal,” the Bercaws are psychologists who specialize in sex...
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Emotional Mastery

3 Agents that Can Derail Goals and Dreams (And Negatively Shape Your Life)

This is a great time of year to energize your dreams and goals, with momentum and high expectations for your success to unfold. In moments of stress, however, or when a set back occurs, you want to remain aware of certain negative agents that can automatically take over and influence your outcomes. By remaining consciously aware of agents that mostly operate subconsciously, hidden from view, the power is in your hands to rewire many of these pre-programmed emotion-command neural pathways.

The idea is to capitalize on positive-change mental imagery your mind...
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