Archives for July, 2010

Communication

PTSD, Addiction, and Healing with Horses: Part Two

Angel Smile Farm Let’s talk about the horses! Can you describe how you incorporate working with horses? What does a program or session look like?


In both trauma and addiction, interpersonal relationships are a stumbling block.  In trauma the fear of intimacy, loss in relationships, and broken trust is so profound that many traumatized people isolate to the point of alienation from human-human contact.

In addiction there is often an initial fear of social or...
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General

Inception: Have Your Dreams Changed Your Life?

The new film Inception has brought dreams and dreaming back into the public eye. With new and not so new insights into dreams and nightmares (and more insights into nightmares),  there are still plenty of people who doubt the importance of dreams. Of course others including us, feel dreams have  impacted how we reflect on and understand our lives. What do you think? What do your friends think?
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PTSD, Addiction, and Healing with Horses: Part One

Part One

Welcome, Teresa. Thank you for taking the time to talk to us.

The same feelings that are part of a traumatic reaction are exactly the same feelings that can trigger a relapse to substance abuse. We see so many people whose trauma precipitated their initial drug or alcohol abuse. Can you tell us a little bit first about the work you are doing in trauma and addiction—two subjects that are often related.

I have...
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Psychotherapy

God in Therapy: Feel This!



*CR and I wrote and pre-posted this yesterday.

Today is Tisha B’av, a major Jewish fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (as well as commemorates other tragedies throughout history). We are mourning for the Temple, and all it represents—true freedom, peace on earth, and spiritual connectedness. It is considered to be the saddest day of the year, when grieving is...
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Weekly Poll: Economental Health

With real unemployment numbers hovering around 17 percent (or higher, depending who does the tallying), we've talked with professionals who've seen a rise in the number of people contacting them about symptoms of anxiety and depression. But is the economy and unemployment to blame? This week's poll asks for your opinion--is the economy affecting the mental health of the people you know?
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General

Money Obsessions, Addictions, and Other Dysfunctions: Part 1 with Dr. Sally Palaian

With the economy floundering (or in a gasping death-spiral, depending on who you ask), now is the time to get to the root of some of the money issues in your life that are actually within your control. Enter Dr. Sally Palaian whose book  Spent: Break the Buying Obsession and Discover Your True Worth speaks to many of us who have a dysfunctional relationship with money.
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