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…

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…

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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…

There have been a lot of fat memes circulating on social media since shelter-in-place orders have taken effect. They fall into the offensive category for me, but I would like to focus on the source rather than the symptom, by writing about the connection between isolation, fear, and our relationship with food. Cardiologist, Dean Ornish, says in his book, Love and…

originally published by https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/food-body-love  June18, 2019 Never has food and weight evoked such emotion and been such a moral issue. As part of the “war on obesity” some have blamed food addiction as the cause of increasing weight of Americans—and sugar is being compared to Big Tobacco. There are even grumblings of a class action suit against food industry…