A description of my interest and experience with pain and related stigma I think what catalyzed my interest in pain was, of course, my own experience. I was hospitalized for severe abdominal pain, and at the time, I remember the pain was so severe that literally nothing else mattered to me. The problem was, nobody…

Examining the concept of positive psychology I found the concept of Positive Psychology to be both interesting and questionable. At first impression, I fell to the concept Seligman warns against, that positive psychology is mere “happyology”. Upon further examination, however, one can see the progression and changes from happiness of gratification to strengths/virtues and finally…

Prevention of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Modern Day Military Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, will be diagnosed in 7-8 out of every 100 individuals in the US Population (USDOVA, 2016). It is a growing concern not only with society today, but especially with our military. According to the DSM-5 Criteria for PTSD (2014), symptoms…

Examines the use of neurofeedback in the treatment of tar dive dyskinesia Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a heterogeneous syndrome of involuntary hyperkinetic movements that persists and occurs during long-term treatment with antipsychotics. TD is a pervasive yet often misunderstood and under-researched subject matter. Fortunately, there are a few EEG studies which examine TD and its…

     Historically, marriages were based on economic factors and roles were assigned to individuals within that institution. Roles gave men and women clear guidelines for interacting and thus clear expectations of each other. When romanticism developed, the beloved served the function of a creative muse. He or she was never expected to be part…

When our body and system feel safe, our consciousness will naturally begin to find its way towards greater coherence. This is because we are naturally inclined towards health, growth, and integration towards greater complexity and coherence. The meeting between therapist and client can initiate a healing process just through the energetic contact that creates safety…

Working with teenagers, I often have parents who are concerned about their teenager using marijuana or alcohol.  Besides the concern that their teenager may be using drugs or alcohol, they are concerned about their teenager becoming addicted.  Besides marijuana and alcohol, parents are concerned about methamphetamines and heroin.  Currently there is an epidemic of  teenagers…