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…

Savor Gratitude– This is a practice of mindful gratitude. Embrace at the moment and take note of the appreciation of something- take a moment to pause and breathe into it. You will experience the expansion of your heart opening, your taking in more oxygen, and the cellular structure of your being will resonate. You will…

It’s Valentine’s Weekend and a major issue for many teenagers is if they have a boyfriend or girlfriend.  Having a girlfriend or boyfriend is very important to many teenagers.  Often teenagers feel defective if they do not have a girlfriend or boyfriend.  Many people are familiar with this line, “you complete me,” from the movie,…

Clinical Hear-Centered Hypnotherapy Many people appear to be skeptical when it comes to hypnotherapy and how it can have a positive impact on the way you think. There are many common myths about hypnotherapy which lead people to question its effectiveness. It has been used for over half a century to treat many dozens of…

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…

Mind Body Groups for those who identify with female. Improve self awareness, confidence, strength, interpersonal connections, positive moods through therapy and movement to feel strong and connected to the universe and others. Movement exercises designed to help us replace helplessness with powerful challenges to make us whole. DBT is used to help regulate moods going…