Under Stress, We All Regress

“Regress”, in this sense, means to fall into a reaction pattern that we likely learned a long time ago. Learned reactions live deep inside our muscle memories and are often not even verbally articulated- we might not have words for them. Often the way we learned to react a long time ago no longer serves […]

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Telehealth with Dr. Cliff

Telehealth psychotherapy sessions are available during the pandemic. I have a HIPAA-compliant app I use, Doxy.me, and I can use other ways to meet if we can’t get Doxy.me to work for you. Email me for details. email: cliff38111@gmail.com.

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Waves. It will come in Waves.

from the Twitterfeed of Martha Crawford @shrinkthinks My first day of real crisis calls, and many of them. Panic attacks. Displacements. Anticipatory grief. The gathering dread breaking through. Listen: it will come in waves. Your psyche may numb you out, or offer you some respite. If you feel strangely okay – take it. Enjoy it. […]

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5 Secrets of Happy Couples

Are there really secrets to creating great relationships? Sort of, but not really. Nope. Creating great relationships is not a secret proprietary process that requires you to have a genius IQ or that you can only acquire by spending a zillion dollars.  Effective relationship knowledge is free, accessible,  and can be found all over the internet in many forms. But, […]

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Calming the Rush of Panic in Your Body

Cliff’s Notes: This article describes the elementary practices and attitudes for mindful breathing.  I am posting it on my website so that I can make it available to my clients and any others who might benefit. Bob Stahl, Ph.D., is the author. I highly recommend his books. The original work was published here: http://www.mindful.org/calming-rush-panic-body/ Calming the Rush […]

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