Tag Archives: awakening

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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Get out of hell and stay out of hell- Building a life worth living.

This is the bottom line. One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy.

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There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way

There is no way to peace; peace is the way. -A. J. Muste There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way. -Me Commentary: When we are alive, we are doing something in every moment. Even when the body is still, the mind is usually up to something- thinking, daydreaming, planning, etc. […]

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Test how self-compassionate you are

Test how self-compassionate you are. This is a real test that is used for psychological research, by the way. Let me know how you scored. Copy your scores at the end of the test. Post them here as a comment if you are comfortable with that or email/message me with your scores. Here’s the test […]

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Emotional Sobriety- Some Historical Background from Alcoholics Anonymous

I do a lot of counseling with members of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous and other 12-step fellowships who talk in terms of addiction, recovery, and sobriety.  I often refer to the term ’emotional sobriety’ in psychotherapy. Abstinence from alcohol, drugs, and addictive behavior helps a lot but it is not enough. For deep […]

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