Month: February 2017

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Michael responds to “My Misgivings About Advice” by Parker Palmer

Reading “My Misgivings About Advice” by Parker Palmer (click here for full article or see below), I was both appreciative and shaken. Appreciative because I know there is much truth in Parker’s commentary: our clients often arrive fully equipped with their own ideas about what ails them and the available strategies to best manage their distress. They […]

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Is it time for a brain tune-up

The latest research about neuroscience has taken hold and is influencing popular culture and therapy. This article about “brain tune-ups” presents further evidence about the value of neuroscience and I’m sure we will continue to see similar articles in the media and scientific journals. We are proud to have speakers like Sebern Fisher and Ed Hamlin […]

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PTSD ISN’T A DISEASE: IT’S A WORLD VIEW

Iraq veteran and writer Myke Cole writes: “I kept seeing nonprofit TV spots, charity pieces and solemn psychoanalytical essays. They all described a PTSD that I’d never seen in myself, and more importantly, in anyone else I knew who suffered from it… in my experience, PTSD doesn’t get fixed. That’s because it was never about […]

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How Do You Find The “African Violet” Part Of People’s Lives?

Milton Erickson remains a towering figure in the history of psychotherapy. An American psychiatrist and hypnotherapist, he died in 1980 but his approach and creativity continues to influence generations of therapists after him. I had the fortunate opportunity of a six-day training with him and five other therapists in his small converted garage office adjacent to his […]

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Best Approach for Insomnia?

New York Times reports on research for treating depression through insomnia…  again Depression continues one of the main conditions which causes people to seek therapy. What if there was an effective treatment for depression which did not primarily focus on the depression itself? The New York Times reports: “An insomnia therapy that scientists just reported […]