Automatic thoughts are mental functions that occur without conscious judgment, deeply affecting our actions and emotions. These thoughts, which occur depending on the events in the environment, originate from our more stable beliefs and schemas. These thoughts are considered by the person to be true. Negative automatic thoughts that lead to dysfunctional and unresolved moods…

More and more people seem to be burdened with some sort of mental illness or condition.  The medical industry, where much of the psychotherapy is conducted, seems hooked on palliative ‘solutions’ such as medication and curtailed programs of manualized ‘sausage-machine’-style psychotherapy which assume that every patient is the average patient.  There’s no time to actually…

While I was in rehab in Long Beach, California, I was in a very dark place after loosing my psychological practice, my athletic body, and to a large extent my freedom.  Returning from an MRI on a gurney, which terrified me because I am claustrophobic; afraid of both MRIs and elevators, a small Chinese woman…