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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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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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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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Putting Into Practice Strategies: Emotional Regulation Skill for Repetitive Thoughts in 3 Steps

Putting Into Practice Strategies: Emotional Regulation Skill for Repetitive Thoughts in 3 Steps

Repeated thought rolling around in your head and nagging at you? Are they keeping you from a decision making or looking at something objectively? Apply these steps when that inner voice is saying ‘I’m stupid’, ‘I’ll fail’, ‘I’m not worth it’,’I”m in pain’. Change Focus: shift your […]

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Putting Into Practice Strategies: Figuring Yourself Out

Putting Into Practice Strategies: Figuring Yourself Out

This is a slow and arduous process sometimes. We aren’t always the best judge of what we do or how we do them. It’s easier for some to identify a friend’s pattern of behavior or trait but seeing it in myself proves to be a lot harder. […]

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Putting Into Practice Strategies: How to Implement Change

Putting Into Practice Strategies: How to Implement  Change

Figure Out Your Motivation- Why are you making this change? Is it to because you want to? Because a loved one or treatment provider has said you need to? What’s really behind the motivation goes a long way. Even if someone else’s recommendation is the reason why, […]

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Putting Into Practice: Resiliency and Where Do I Get Some

Putting Into Practice: Resiliency and Where Do I Get Some

Have you ever wondered how an individual was able to survive a difficult or even horrific experience and make it through? When all has failed, everyone is gone and you are still there and trying to despite the inclination to say ‘enough, I give, I give up’ […]

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Putting Into Practice Skills: The 101’s of Self Care

The importance of self care cannot be emphasized enough. It is often said that one cannot take care of others unless we care for ourselves first. Why is that? There is only so much one has to give be it to themselves or to others. There are […]

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