I recently met two sweet sisters who sincerely wanted to stop sucking their thumbs (actually it was their fingers rather than thumb that they constantly had in their mouths). The girls were wearing braces but still could not stop the behavior.
Their single mother was also highly motivated to have the girls stop sucking their thumgs since she
What does the word containment mean? How does it apply to me as a therapist or group leader? Or parent or spouse? What are the tools that I have available to provide containment for myself, my clients, and my family members?
Think of milk: it is essential to a baby’s development. Without m
Does an unhappy childhood necessarily mean that you must suffer for the rest of your life? Some people such as Oprah Winfrey and others have taken their difficult beginnings and used them as stepping stones to success. Others seem to just continue to be pulled down by shame, fear and depression as their lives catapult into one disappointment
“Holistic psychotherapy utilizes traditional and non-traditional the
On March 20 this year we celebrate the Spring Equinox. In the rhythm of the seasons, there are two points in the cycle where light and dark are equal – the spring and autumn equinox. These are the occasions for special festivals that celebrate the polarities of life, from ancient times until today. On the Spring Equinox <
Many people find themselves in situations where they do not want to put elderly or disabled parents into nursing homes, or where they do not or cannot afford to get outside care for special needs children or family members.
When clients are dealing with shock, we work with them to create a situation in the present that supports them in exploring their shock in a “peeling the onion” approach, going back in time from the most recent shock to earlier experiences, and providing appropriate treatment for each situation. In the hypnotherapy as well as the psychodrama and
In hypnotherapy we directly access the client’s unconscious, and the words he/she uses to communicate their experience are precise and personally deeply meaningful to the client. We always want to use the client’s exact wor
Therapists, like yourself, sit hour after hour, day after day, week after week, listening to clients who go over and over their problems and why they can’t change. You offer suggestions and they play the “Yes, But Game” telli
From Jungian Psychology we have been introduced to the concepts of shadow parts. These shadow parts are actually hidden parts of our personality, hidden, that is to us, but certainly not to our friends, family and co-workers. Shadow parts are akin to the blind spot