“The body is more than simply another machine, indistinguishable from the artificial objects of the world; it is also the vessel of the individuals’ sense of self, his or her most personal feelings and aspirations… ” (Gardner, 2011). A number of my clients struggle with low self-esteem and body image concerns. Indeed, they are not…

Purchase: Emotional Wound First Aid Kit If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, there is reason to suspect that an emotional injury, wound or pain is present in your life. I often suppress my feelings. I choose to keep hurtful events a secret. I hold anger or resentment. I have trouble trusting…

Most people are surprised to learn that the British Medical Association has approved hypnosis as a valid treatment tool for health in 1957. In fact, this was long overdue since hypnosis was already a part of healthcare in Europe. At the beginning of the 1930’s, many scientists started to do research on the value of…

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…

In light of the terrorist attack on London yesterday and the threats against Jewish Community Centers, it makes sense to remind parents how children and teenagers are being impacted. I have been seeing more and more teenagers who are complaining of anxiety and depression. Many of these teenagers are also afraid to go to school…

In the past decade, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been receiving great attention among professionals and in the media. While most children with ADHD receive therapy services such as behavioral therapy and art therapy, the majority receives medication. Parents and teachers have become more aware of the positive impacts of behavioral and art therapy for…