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Chronic Illness, Loss and Grieving

Chronic Illness, Loss and Grieving

When chronic illness occurs so can a parallel process of looking at all the things that changed or what may change due to it. Many of these losses may seem minor to an outside person like giving up a particular food, drink or activity. Other times it […]

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Using Your Senses to Change Your Mood: Hearing

Using Your Senses to Change Your Mood: Hearing

As humans we are gifted with 5 amazing senses that work with the brain to process and interpret our environment. Our thoughts can often get stuck on a gerbil wheel, constantly repeating and reinforcing the thought, mood or feeling that we have. Usually the the items on […]

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Reasons for Seeing a Therapist

Reasons for Seeing a Therapist

Wether life is coasting by on autopilot, taking a decline or on an uphill climb, therapists have knowledge to help you figure out how to maintain basic mental health and wellness strategies in order to manage the stress. Knowledge is not enough, there should also be a […]

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Coping with Mental and Physical Aspects of Chronic Illness on GoodTherapy.org

Coping with Mental and Physical Aspects of Chronic Illness on GoodTherapy.org

I am very proud to share my first published article on Coping with Mental and Physical Aspects of Chronic Illness GoodTherapy.org’s blog.

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Coping with Chronic Illness Group September 2014

I am accepting referrals for the 12 week Coping with Chronic Illness group cycle located in West Hollywood for September 2014. Groups will consist of 4-6 individuals in each age range 18-33yo and 34yo-onward, who are dealing with a chronic, non-life threatening illness, either physical or mental […]

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All Thoughts Aren’t Reality

All Thoughts Aren’t Reality

Everyday there are thousands of thoughts that cross the mind. It is easy to take some of these for granted since we don’t pay attention to every single one of them. While we have many thoughts not all of them are actually reality based or accurate. Despite […]

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How pain impacts emotions

How pain impacts emotions

Ever notice that when you are in pain things feel heightened? Colors may feel brighter. Light may feel stronger. Sound may feel louder. Tolerance may dip way lower than it usually is. Being stressed out emotionally or physically can trigger these reactions as can dealing with pain. […]

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What Is and Isn’t Mindfulness

What Is and Isn’t Mindfulness

What it isn’t: 1- Religiously driven 2- Takes lots of time to do 3- Meditation 4- Passive activity What it is: 1: Being mindful does not require any religious affiliation or belief system of a higher power yet at the same time would not conflict with any […]

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Self Care: Sickness behavior and learning when to give in

Self Care: Sickness behavior and learning when to give in

There’s quite a learning curve in figuring out if you’re in a place where you need to push yourself when you have a chronic illness vs allowing yourself to recoup and give into being sick in order to get well again. There may be a battle going […]

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Using Your Senses to Change Your Mood: Vision

Using Your Senses to Change Your Mood: Vision

As humans we are gifted with 5 amazing senses that work with the brain to process and interpret our environment. Our thoughts can often get stuck on a gerbil wheel, constantly repeating and reinforcing the thought, mood or feeling that we have. Usually the the items on […]

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